Sustained Dialogues Programme

Sustained Dialogues Programme

Facilitating sustained interventions that are human-centred, to restore relationships destroyed by slavery, colonialism and apartheid

About the programme

The Sustained Dialogues Programme

The programme facilitates sustained interventions that are human-centred, to restore relationships destroyed by slavery, colonialism and apartheid. Using a Transitional Justice lens, we centre the experience of survivors and victims to promote the restoration of human dignity. We use a trauma-informed approach, recognising that trauma (intergenerational and continuing) has been side-lined in peace-building in the past. Recognising the need to acknowledge the wounds of individuals and communities, we use story-telling and creative dialogue methods to co-create safe spaces for participants to create networks of solidarity and to advocate for their own needs as individuals and communities. The unfinished business of the TRC is supported through the South African Coalition for Transitional Justice. The priority areas are reparations for victims and the prosecution of apartheid-era perpetrators.