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Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding: Is There a Role for Faith-based Actors?

As South Africa mourns the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, it is a moment to reflect on the role that faith-based actors play in transitional justice and in the maintenance of peaceful societies.Tutu's activism ...

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A tribute to our Patron, Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation joins the Tutu family, the nation and the world at large in mourning the loss of an icon, Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu who passed away yesterday ...

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Press Release: SACTJ Calls for Reform of National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in South Africa

The South African Coalition for Transitional Justice (SACTJ) calls for changes to the architecture and working methodology of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) in South Africa. Torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment and ...

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Youth Empowerment Initiatives, Social Inclusion and Violence Prevention: A Case Study of the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project

The Youth Inclusion for Violence Prevention Project, a collaboration between CSVR and the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS), investigates the role of public-sector employment and livelihood support programmes in promoting socio-economic inclusion ...

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Kenya Youth Empowerment and Opportunities Project Good Idea but Not All Inclusive

Social scientists and policymakers alike have shown that youth empowerment programmes can act as a catalyst for social inclusion and consequently help reduce youth violence.However, data from research done by the Centre for Human Rights ...

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Press Release: The CSVR Condemns Military Coup in Sudan

The intolerance of coups in Sudan – and Africa – should be as strong as the militant takeovers that cause themAs the Sudanese military tightens its grip on Sudan, the Centre for the Study of ...

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