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The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in the year 2000, in the aftermath of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead. Today, the Institute helps to build fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa through carefully selected engagements and interventions. >>

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Opportunity: REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR AFROBAROMETER POLICY USER SURVEY FOR SOUTH AFRICA : 2014-10-24

The Afrobarometer Network through its core partner for Southern Africa, the IJR, wishes to conduct a Policy User Survey in South Africa for a total of 200 stakeholders in November 2014. The purpose of the survey is to measure the visibility and usage of Afrobarometer information by policy decision makers and other stakeholders.

Full proposal must be submitted by the 29th of October 2014.

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Upcoming Event: LAUNCH OF 'AFRICAN IDENTITIES' DOCUMENTARY FILMS : 2014-10-15

Venue: Ekuthuleni Lodge, 72 Mooiplaas, Vryheid (Directions)

Venue: 72 Mooiplaas, Vryheid (Directions)
Date: Thursday, 23 October 2014
Time: 17h00Venue: 72 Mooiplaas, Vryheid (Directions)

Date: Thursday, 23 October 2014

Time: 17h00

Set in the small town of Vryheid, in northern Kwazulu-Natal, season four of the African Identities: Shades of Belonging documentary films feature 12 participants from diverse generational and racial backgrounds sharing their personal experiences of living in South Africa, 20 years into democracy. While each film is thought-provoking in its own right, when woven together, the series depicts the nuances and intricacies, similarities and differences of lived experiences in small town South Africa.

 

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Media Release: SOUTH SUDAN LOCAL PEACE PROCESS BRINGS TOGETHER GEOGRAPHICALLY AND ETHNICALLY DIVERSE PARTICIPANTS : 2014-10-13

As the peace talks in Addis Ababa continue, South Sudan’s Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation (CNHPR) is hosting an intensive four-week training from 1–28 October, which brings together state chairpersons and representatives from all ten states, including the Abyei Area Administration. The training, entitled ‘A Step Together: Shared Journeys of Listening and Dialogue’ will equip the 76 participants with the knowledge and skills to train a further 40–50 persons in their states so that next year, approximately 550 “peace mobilisers” will travel to payams across South Sudan to document reconciliation narratives and needs of the communities. The training is facilitated by the South African Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), which brings ten years of experience of working on reconciliation issues throughout the continent.

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FREE YARA SALLAM! - A message of support from participants in an international meeting on Economic Crime and Transitional Justice : 2014-10-09

Following a meeting between transitional justice and economic crimes specialists, activists and practitioners (Cape Town, 29-30 September) to discuss the inclusion of economic crimes in processes of transitional justice, the following statement demands the immediate and unconditional release of Yara Sallam, a transitional justice researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).

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SUPPORT IJR SIMPLY BY WATCHING THIS FILM! : 2014-08-19

The transformative documentary, BEYOND RIGHT & WRONG, explores what happens as victims of three devastating conflicts attempt to rebuild their lives, balancing their need for justice with the desire to forgive.

Go to www.filmraise.com and select "IJR" to watch the film now!

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