Building fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa.
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation shapes national approaches to transitional justice and reconciliation in Africa.
Friday, January 18, 19 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation [IJR], the Dullah Omar Institute [DOI], the Public Service Accountability Monitor [PSAM}, the Parliamentary Monitoring Group [PMG] and a growing number of civil society organisations have noted with serious concern the recent Protest Suicide of Lennox Mzuhleli Garane, Section Manager: Multilateral Relations in International Relations and Protocol Division of [...]
INVITATION TO PUBLIC FORUM Notable persons, civil society organisations, public policy experts; social justice activists working in the field of public accountability and the Constitution are invited to participate in the forum to discuss the crisis in the Parliament Administration and its national consequences. The Parliamentary Gallery Association [PGA] is invited to reflect on its role in covering the [...]
The vision of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) is to contribute to building fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. As a think tank with roots in applied research as well as in grassroots communities, the IJR has earned a reputation for innovative data analysis, bold policy suggestions and in-depth grassroots reconciliation work. The IJR makes a [...]
Job title: Head of Fundraising and Communications Objective: As point person for all strategic and fundraising matters, the Head of Fundraising and Communications owns, develops, optimises and drives all fundraising and communications processes of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR). Responsibilities: Departmental leadership Develop and communicate department’s annual targets and work plan. Manage efficient implementation of [...]
By Webster Zambara The recent election in Cameroon in which the long-serving octogenarian Paul Biya retained the presidency to extend his 36-year reign (by another 7 years) were marred by allegations of massive fraud, intimidation and low voter turnout. Nationally, only 54% of registered voters turned up. And in the volatile Anglophone region a paltry 10% cast their vote [...]
By Jonathan Cannard In November 2016 the Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos signed an agreement with the largest Colombian left-wing guerrilla organisation, ending a fifty-four year civil conflict. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army, known by its Spanish acronym FARC-EP, had waged the longest guerrilla struggle in the Western Hemisphere. The conflict killed at least 220,000 [...]
White guilt doesn’t help anyone. It’s an unproductive endeavour that simply centres whiteness and is violent to Black and Brown people
By Ayesha Fakie Working in social justice especially in antiracism to form collective efforts to dismantle white oppression requires, many times, that we educate on the origins of white supremacy. While many know, especially in South Africa, a land infamous for Apartheid, that racism is a problem, the collective conscious, in our view, doesn’t really understand the depths of [...]