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Young Women Peacebuilder Awardees: Liyema Bhengu

The Young Women Peacebuilder Awards was launched in December 2022. The IJR and its Partners would like to thank the following donors for making the awards possible: Embassy of Ireland, The Embassy of the Netherlands and UN Women. To learn more about the work of Liyema Bhengu, watch her video below and watch the recap from our Executive [...]

Jan 12th, 2023|

Young Women Peacebuilder Awardees: Bridget Moema

The Young Women Peacebuilder Awards was launched in December 2022. The IJR and its Partners would like to thank the following donors for making the awards possible: Embassy of Ireland, The Embassy of the Netherlands and UN Women. To learn more about the work of Bridget Moema, watch her video below and watch the recap from our Executive [...]

Jan 12th, 2023|

Young Women Peacebuilder Awardees: Amber Julius

The Young Women Peacebuilder Awards was launched in December 2022.The IJR and its Partners would like to thank the following donors for making the awards possible: Embassy of Ireland, The Embassy of the Netherlands and UN Women. To learn more about the work of Amber Julius, watch her video below and watch the recap from our Executive Director. [...]

Jan 11th, 2023|

Book Launch: Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in South Africa: The National Peace Accord 1990-1994 By Revd Dr Liz Carmichael MBE

On Friday the 14th of October, the IJR hosted the book launch of Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in South Africa: The National Peace Accord 1990-1994, authored by Oxford academic and former activist, Revd Dr Liz Carmichael MBE.

Dec 13th, 2022|

Faces and Traces: Paying Tribute to the Unsung Heroes

Storytelling has emerged as one of the methodologies that can be used to promote healing and reconciliation processes after years of violence, repression, or other forms of trauma that affect both individuals and communities, particularly after war or authoritarian rule. In effect, storytelling is a rich oral tradition found to be an effective healing intervention for societies that have suffered from atrocities that have generated trauma. The healing process happens when storytelling is linked to what can be described as narrative therapy, or when someone is giving a testimony of what they have endured.

Dec 13th, 2022|

Seasonal work tensions in the agriculture sector

The Masiphumelele community in Fish Hoek, Cape Town, were awarded the IJR 2007 Reconciliation Award. This community provided an example of what is possible when collaboration and a common sense of belonging were given a chance, between local communities and African foreign nationals. Given all the violence that accompanies the tensions between local communities and foreign nationals, it is [...]

Dec 13th, 2022|

Youth as fierce advocate for racial justice in Calitzdorp

“Racial Justice is a vision and transformation of society to eliminate racial hierarchies and advance collective liberation for Black and/or indigenous people to have the dignity, resources, power, and self-determination to fully thrive”.  The concept of “Racial Justice” connects South Africa’s struggles for dismantling racial oppression and inequity to that of global movements aimed at dismantling racial injustice and [...]

Dec 13th, 2022|

Other events that took place in the fourth quarter

The Young Women Peacebuilders Awards on 6 December 2022 The Young Women Peacebuilders Awards forms part of a larger project on implementing the South African National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security and on Promoting the Women Peace and Security agenda. IJR, SAWID, HURISA, LOPECO, FHR, and ACCESS Chapter were civil society organisations working on the project in [...]

Dec 13th, 2022|

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Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 519
Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 519

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 South African Reconciliation Barometers Survey: 2021 Report
South African Reconciliation Barometers Survey: 2021 Report

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Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 474

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Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 467

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Brave Conversations: A Guide for Inclusive Anti-Racism Dialogue

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No peace without peace of mind: The impact of violent conflict on individuals and society

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Civil Society Participation in Peacemaking and Mediation Support in the APSA

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