Press Release: Reconciliation and Development Working Paper Series – Towards a social cohesion index for South Africa using SARB data

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases, Uncategorised|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) hereby wishes to inform members of the media of the launch of its latest research publication- the Reconciliation and Development working paper series.

WINNIE film screening – Black Women and the Struggle: Marginalisation, Poverty and Patriarchy

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

  IJR invites you to the screening of WINNIE followed by a dialogue on " Black Women and the Struggle: Marginalisation, Poverty and Patriarchy"  The screening seeks to unpack and bring to light the forgotten black ‘herstory/herstories’ of Winnie Mandela and the important crucial role she played in the fight against apartheid. The post screening dialogue will [...]

An engagement on the private sector’s role in inclusive development

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

    On the 21st of September, the IJR co-hosted with the Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) members from the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr Jan Hofmeyr, head of the IJR's research and policy program, presented on  some of the IJR's latest research findings from the annual Transformation Audit publication. The discussion focussed on the role of the private sector [...]

Bloody Conversations: talking to girls about their bodies

By | September 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

By Gugu Nonjinge Research shows that underprivileged girls can miss up to 50 days of school per year due to lack of access to adequate feminine hygiene. Since the release of these statistics, hundreds of sanitary towel distribution programmes have been initiated to help keep young girls in school during their monthly cycles. As a girl [...]

Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing (CTRH) in South Sudan

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

IJR was asked by UNDP and UNMISS on behalf of the South Sudan Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to facilitate a workshop designed for members of the Technical Committee in charge of the National Consultation Process for the establishment of the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing (CTRH), which was completed last week. The training aimed for [...]

Imbizo on the scourge of Gender-based Violence in South Africa

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

  On Thursday 24th August 2017, the IJR, in collaboration with Activate! South Africa and Africa Unite, held an Imbizo on the scourge of Gender-based Violence (GBV) in South Africa, and Africa at large. The Imbizo hosted civil society representatives from across the Western Cape, as well as other parts of the African continent. The discussion was [...]

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