News 2017-03-30T14:53:51+02:00


The Prospects for Social Cohesion, Healing and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe: Putting the NPRC to task

Abstract Forty years after independence from Britain, Zimbabwe is burdened by a history of violence and trauma whose effects continue to impede on efforts to build a socially cohesive and reconciled developmental state. A number of national attempts through policies and processes to promote peace and national reconciliation have, for [...]

By | Sep 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

Mental healthcare must back peace efforts

Early this morning my phone beeps. The message is from my friend Rose in Juba, South Sudan. She is a devoted women’s rights activist.With the few resources at her disposal, she works day in, day out to contribute to building a better South Sudan for her children. Rose’s message reads: [...]

By | Sep 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

IJR Media Statement: The Passing Away of Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Former President of Zimbabwe

Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release                                                                                         [...]

By | Sep 6th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

The Death of Uyinene Mrwetyana and Sexual and Gender Based Violence in South Africa

At IJR, we condemn the gruesome rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana as a deplorable act. As an organisation that employs and regularly works with marginalised gender identities, we are hyper-cognizant of the deep trauma and pain that so often marks these identities in South Africa. In accordance with our [...]

By | Sep 5th, 2019|Categories: News|

Looking into Social Cohesion 25 Years into our Democracy

Looking into Social Cohesion 25 Years into our Democracy   Despite the steps taken to dismantle apartheid one of its lasting legacies has been a fractured and divided society. Race and class remain defining faultlines and South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world. The question [...]

By | Sep 3rd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|

Upcoming events

Research and Policy From 23-27 September, IJR’s Research and Policy HOD, Jan Hofmeyr will be in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to provide ongoing assistance to GIZ’s “Strengthening Reconciliation Processes in Sri Lanka Project” in the development of a measurement instrument for reconciliation in that country. On the 29th of October, IJR’s [...]

By | Aug 30th, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

IJR creating safe spaces for dialogue in communities

Imagine growing up in the world today. A world marked by growing insecurity, the threat of war and terror, human rights violations, political and ideological polarisation, violence inside and outside the home and the ever growing threat of imminent climate catastrophe. We’re spending more time online than ever, navigating virtual spaces that are often unsafe and even harmful.

By | Aug 29th, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

IJR at the 2019 Potsdam Spring Dialogues in Germany

The IJR took part in the 16-17 June 2019 edition of the Spring Dialogues, held in the picturesque and historical city of Potsdam, just outside Berlin. The Potsdam Spring Dialogues were originally convened to build bridges and foster common understanding.

By | Aug 29th, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

Sustained Dialogues Programme

Earlier in the year IJR co-hosted the Western Cape celebration of 25 years of democracy and 25 years of the Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA).  At the launch of the report IJR’s Felicity Harrison gave a message of support from the Western Cape, highlighting the need to work on justice in order to achieve reconciliation.

By | Aug 29th, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|
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