Publications

A Compendium on the State of Peace, Reconciliation and Healing in Southern Africa (in English, French and Portuguese)

This report details the shared challenges and opportunities Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zimbabwe face with respect to how they have approached, and continue to approach, transitional justice processes. 

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Youth Inclusion in Transitional Justice Policy in Africa: Youth Contribute to Shaping the Way Forward

Including youth in the design and implementation of transitional justice is now being recognized as a key priority that has been long neglected. Such inclusion and participation would strengthen the value of transitional justice initiatives ...

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Guidelines for Clinical Work with Migrant African Families Affected by Complex and Continuous Traumas

CSVR has worked with families since the early 1990s, providing direct MHPSS interventions and developing professional insights into the lived experiences of vulnerable groups affected by violence and the intersection of vulnerabilities such as nationality, ...

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Strengthening Transitional Justice Through Engagement with Transitional and Faith-based Actors: An Assessment Toolkit

This toolkit is the output of a project of the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation and is driven by the understanding that involving faith-based organizations in transitional justice processes requires a proper analysis ...

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BLENDED VOICES: Building an Understanding of Torture, War Trauma & Violence through an African Lens

Between October 2020 and March 2021, CSVR hosted an online symposium entitled ‘Blended Voices: Building an Understanding of Torture, War Trauma and Violence Through an African Lens’. The Blended Voices symposium emerged from the extensive ...

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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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Humanizing Security in Cabo Delgado: A CSO Report on the Drivers of Conflict and Its Impact on Civilians

The instability in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado wrought by the ongoing war has been a subject of much humanitarian concern. Dominant discourses have framed the violence in terms of a ‘terrorist insurgency’, foregoing the inquiries into ...

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