Finding our way: Developing a community work model for addressing torture. Danish Institute Against Torture Publication Series on Torture and Organised Violence No. 1

Finding our way: Developing a community work model for addressing torture. Danish Institute Against Torture Publication Series on Torture and Organised Violence No. 1

Bantjes, Megan, Malose Langa and Steffen Jensen. 2012. Finding our way: Developing a community work model for addressing torture. Danish Institute Against Torture Publication Series on Torture and Organised Violence No. 1. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and DIGNITY.

CSVR and DIGNITY have engaged in systematic and critical reflection on how Theories of community intervention: Implications for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation torture project, Appendix A to produce a theoretically informed model of community work for CSVR to address torture. In this report, we present how we arrived at an initial model through systematically combining practical experiences and theoretical inputs. It is in this sense that we talk about finding our way. The hope is that these inputs – and the process of putting them into concrete use in the model – might be of use and inspiration to other organisations. The full papers that fed into the chapters of this report are also available on the CSVR website.

Theories of community intervention: Implications for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation torture project, Appendix A
Questions about community work, Appendix B
How others have done it: A desk study of community projects related to torture, Appendix C
A methodological dilemma: The street corner approach versus an institutional approach to accessing victims of torture and CIDT, Appendix D
Women empowerment: A case study of a refugee women's group at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Appendix E
Guidelines for home visits, Appendix F

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