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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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HEALING COMMUNITIES, TRANSFORMING SOCIETY: EXPLORING THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS BETWEEN PSYCHO-SOCIAL NEEDS, PRACTICE AND PEACEBUILDING : 2015-03-03

Despite the urgent need for peace building as well as mental health and psycho-social support related interventions in post-conflict societies, the nexus and linkage between these two fields remains under-researched and poorly understood. While both fields contribute vital services to affected communities, their work takes place largely in isolation of one another.

As such, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, in partnership with the Netherlands-based War Trauma Foundation will be hosting a three-day conference at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa on 6, 7 and 8 May 2015.

Please click on the arrows below for more information.

For further questions, please email Friederike Bubenzer: fbubenzer@ijr.org.za.

 

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BUDGET 2015: BUILDING BLOCK OR OBSTACLE TOWARDS AN INCLUSIVE ECONOMY? : 2015-02-06

Join the OSF-SA and the IJR for a post-budget 2015 policy dialogue, discussing whether government priorities are effective towards building a more inclusive economy.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015
13h00 - 14h30
IJR offices, 105 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town 

RSVP here 

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2014 SA RECONCILIATION BAROMETER SURVEY REPORT  : 2014-12-03

It has been a historic year for South Africa. The 20th year of our democracy has also been the first without our international icon of reconciliation, Nelson Mandela. In this context, the IJR has devoted the 2014 edition of its annual South African Reconciliation Barometer report to reflecting on past progress, present relevance and future challenges for reconciliation in South Africa. The report, authored by Dr Kim Wale, reflects on over a decade’s worth of SARB data. 

Dowload the report here.  

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SOUTH SUDAN COMMITTEE FOR NATIONAL HEALING, PEACE AND RECONCILIATION (CNHPR) : 2014-11-06

The CNHPR Peace Mobilisers' Charter, signed and agreed on 27 October 2014, can be accessed by clicking on the arrows below, or by visiting www.reconciliationsouthsudan.org

The following videos offer an overview of the IJR-led CNHPR initiative that took place in 2014:
Setback of a country: South Sudan's new war
A step together: Shared journeys of listening and dialogue in South Sudan
Salaam: South Sudan's peace mobilisers

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