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


IJR holds an inter-race meals of change dialogue: Uniting against racism

On Saturday 17 August 2017, IJR had the privilege of hosting the first inter-race meals for change dialogue at the Fountains Hotel in Cape Town.  Participants of different ages from diverse races, geographic communities and cultures came together to share a meal and share with each other what their lives are like living in Cape Town.

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

Research and Policy Programme

Driven by the vision that “African societies thrive when African voices count in public policy and development," Afrobarometer has approved a new structure designed to strengthen governance, management oversight, strategic adaptability, resource mobilization, and African capacity-building programmes.

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

What are the things that sit with us?

‘This is my legacy’ says Aunty Fachmieda Young from Bonteheuwel as I hand her a copy of ‘These are the things that sit with us’. Her eyes gloss over as she reaches for the book, pages through it and eventually finds her portrait and story. She leans back in her chair and sees her younger self look from the pages in the book.

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IJR Participation at the 15th SADC Civil Society Forum, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

IJR’s Dr. Webster Zambara participated at the 15th Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Civil Society Forum that was recently held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 13 – 15 August, ahead of the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government. The Forum ran under the theme ‘Towards a Prosperous and Integrated Africa: Equity and Justice for All’.

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There is no peace without peace of mind: Bridging the Mental health and psychosocial support and Peace building gap in Kenya

The work of mental health and psychosocial support workers as well as peacebuilders to heal and restore the social fabric that binds and supports people within their communities is essential for breaking cycles of violence and building sustainable peace. While it seems self-evident that these two fields would coordinate their efforts in order to enhance their impact, research by IJR points to the fact that the two fields work mostly in isolation from one another.

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

Ensuring the 06 Peace Agreement translates into sustainable peace in the Central African Republic

On 06 February the ‘Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African Republic’ was signed by the CAR government and 14 armed groups in Bangui following negotiations in Khartoum that began on 24 January under the auspices of the AU. It addresses justice and reconciliation, governance, and transitional security arrangements.

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

Peacebuilding Interventions Programme

In July 2019 IJR’s Senior Project Leader Dr. Webster Zambara was in Uganda to facilitate Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution programmes at the Uganda Senior Police Command and Staff College at Bwebajja, outside the capital Kampala. Dr. Zambara introduced these overarching key concepts to a group of 37 senior police officers who form a new cohort embarking on further studies in Peace and Security with the United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE) Africa Programme.

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

Creating LGBTQIA+ inclusive workplaces

As a queer person – someone who doesn’t identify with established heterosexual norms as they  relate to gender or sexual identities –, negotiating space is exactly that: a negotiation. Everyday queer persons must negotiate our lives, safety, and our humanity in a world that does not see us or accept [...]

By | Aug 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

MEDIA STATEMENT: IJR Condemns the Criminalisation of Poverty in Cape Town

18 July 2019 On this Mandela Day, Madiba’s legacy should once again inspire South Africans to work tirelessly towards ensuring the dignity of all people regarding of race, class, or gender orientation. It also compels us to constantly ask whether our actions as individuals or institutions in a democratic South [...]

By | Jul 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Visitors from outer space – or military aircraft made on Earth ?

The United States Navy will develop guidelines for pilots to report unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) — previously called unidentified flying objects (UFOs) — which enter into military-controlled air space, according to revelations from media company Politico, and The New York Times and The Washington Post. In a statement issued to Politico, the navy [...]

By | Jun 24th, 2019|Categories: News|
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