Psychosocial Support

Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support into Transitional Justice in The Gambia: Practitioner Perspectives

Following the African model of transitional justice presented in the African Union Transitional Justice Policy, this report identifies ways to conceptualise and integrate healing, particularly from psychological wounds, into holistic and contextualised transitional justice practice ...

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Panelist Reflections: Connected, Diverse, Powerful — Sounding the Call for a Healed Africa

This documentary captures the voices of a few African practitioners working on issues related to war trauma, torture, violence, healing and wellbeing in the African continent. They reflect on Africa as a wounded continent, which ...

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Unpacking the Concept of Mental Health in Africa

African, postcolonial and other critical theories and thought have come to highlight the coercive, erosive and persistent nature of Western conceptions of mental health. This includes the continuation of biomedical and public health approaches to ...

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Rehabilitation: A Priority Need for Torture Victims

An act of torture causes severe pain or suffering either physically or mentally for the victim. This factsheet provides an overview of the impacts of torture and the right to rehabilitation for torture victims. It ...

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