The following report by CSVR covers the results of a Needs Assessment workshop held in Angola, Luanda in August 2009. The process created the platform for key stakeholders to come together to address issues of transition and prevailing challenges. Wide media coverage of the launch shed light on the need for Angolans to address the aftereffects of decades of civil war and how it was intertwined to their then current levels of violence. The report unpacks the different facets of violence , from identifying the perpetrator, the victim, the existing services and the access to those services as well as the modes of prevention and support.
CSVR is a multi-disciplinary institute that seeks to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace at the community, national and regional levels.