Building fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa.
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation shapes national approaches to transitional justice and reconciliation in Africa.
The IJR staff wishes its Patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu who has been admitted to hospital this week, strength and a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with the Tutu family.
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation cordially invites you to the launch of its 2019 South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Survey Report on the 12th of December 2019. Conducted since 2003, the SARB Survey is the longest-running public opinion survey of its kind, which exclusively tracks processes of reconciliation and nation-building in South Africa. The survey probes the key [...]
HUMAN RIGHTS The United Nations, with an aim to safeguard and preserve indigenous languages and archive the vast repository of sociocultural knowledge held by speakers of these languages, dedicated 2019 toward observing the link between language, development and reconciliation. On March 21, President Cyril Ramaphosa affirmed the UN’s position by dedicating Human Rights Day to the celebration of indigenous [...]
Are you a postgraduate student with a passion to promote fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa? Do you want to develop your peacebuilding, research and analysis skills in a dynamic South African non-profit organization that works in several countries across Africa? The Peacebuilding Interventions (PI) Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) invites applications for a [...]
This year marks 21 years since South Africa launched its first 16 Days of Activism campaign in 1998. This campaign calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and children. Each year, the South African government has a theme for the 16 Days campaign. These themes often echo current discourse on the crisis and communicate something about [...]
About the IJR: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. We are an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia. We employ a diverse team of professionals [...]
On the 19th of November 2019, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and the A4 Arts Foundation co-hosted the Reconciliation Award ceremony under the theme - The Art of Reconciliation. We celebrated and honoured those who use art as a tool of driving reconciliation and social cohesion. The Reconciliation Award 2019 recipients are Lalela Project and Neliswa Dludla, Founder and Director of Early Birds Homeschool for [...]