Psychosocial Support

Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Transitional Justice A Pathway for Breaking the Cycle of Violence and Creating Sustainable Peace

The aftermath left by civil unrest and human rights violations within a conflict-stricken country is indescribable. The ramifications of armed conflict include large-scale destruction of critical infrastructure, widespread environmental damage from chemical weapons and entire ...

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Webinar Invite: Youth perspectives on violent masculinities and MHPSS

  Impunity Watch (IW) and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) are partners on a multi-annual strategy aimed at connecting youth voices to transitional justice policymaking spheres at the African Union (AU). ...

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Perspectives des Jeunes Sur le Genre et les Masculinités Au Burundi, en Rdc, au Mali et au Soudan du Sud : Promouvoir des Politiques de Justice Transitionnelle Efficaces en Afrique

La Politique de justice transitionnelle de l’Union africaine (PJTUA), adoptée par les chefs d’État et de gouvernement de l’Union africaine en février 2019, appelle à la mise en place de mécanismes de justice transitionnelle (JT) ...

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The role of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in transitional justice – Perspectives from African youth in DRC, Mali, Burundi and South Sudan

Wars, conflicts and crises giving rise to international crimes and gross human rights violations never leave individuals, communities and societies untouched. The dehumanisation associated with Africa’s brutal past and current conflicts, with their attendant gross ...

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This guidebook is a product of the Victim-Centered Approach to Transitional Justice project implemented by the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth, and Reconciliation (GIJTR). The project was designed to aid civil society actors who work ...

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Literature Review: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Transitional Justice in Africa

Introduction This research publication provides a review of the peacebuilding and transitional justice literature on how MHPSS can and must be integrated into post-conflict reconstruction and restoration processes. It describes current approaches to peacebuilding and why ...

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