Research

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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New Book – Transitional Justice: Theories, Mechanisms and Debates

The book presents the broad scope of transitional justice studies through a focus on the theory, mechanisms and debates in the area, covering such topics as:The origin, context and development of transitional justice Victims, ...

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Disaster-Appropriate Policing in South Africa: Protests and State Violence in the COVID-19 Era

Militarisation refers to a process where societies (states, institutions, and citizens) prioritise, organise, prepare for and respond to threats or crises with military action or violence. This policy brief highlights how many countries across the ...

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Youth Inclusion in Socio-Economic and Livelihood Programmes: Potential for Fostering Social Cohesion and Violence Prevention in East and Southern Africa

In collaboration with the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS), Kenya, CSVR has been conducting research on the role of public employment and livelihood support programmes in fostering greater youth social and economic ...

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Climate Focused Transitional Justice

The Covid-19 pandemic has created human suffering on a global scale, but also a window of opportunity to rethink how we live, work and play. For the time being, calls for a green recovery that ...

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Torture Victims Have a Right to Rehabilitation: A Guide for Service Providers to Assist Victims of Torture in Securing Their Right to Rehabilitation

The PARI Network has developed a Rehabilitation Manual that speaks to victims’ rights against torture. It is a guide for service providers to assist victims of torture in securing their right to rehabilitation. The overall ...

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