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Victims’ Narratives

“You Don’t Forget Your Torturers”: Wachira Waheire’s 30-Year Quest for Justice in Kenya

Source: ICTJ Wachira Waheire strode into Nairobi’s Sankara Hotel, made his way to the café attached to its lobby and scanned the room carefully. He was meeting someone he had not seen in 20 years, […]

Saturday 10 June 2017

Opening of UN files on Holocaust will ‘rewrite chapters of history’

THE GUARDIAN Archive used in prosecution of Nazis reveals detailed evidence of death camps and genocide previously unseen by public War crimes files revealing early evidence of Holocaust death camps that was smuggled out of […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

Men and Boys Are Victims Of Sexual Violence, Too

ICTJ Something unusual happened on the first day of the public hearings being held by Tunisia’s national Truth and Dignity Commission. Sami Brahim came forward to give personal testimony of having survived sexual violence in […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

Writing the Unvoiced: Tunisian Women Break the Silence About Repression

ICTJ  In Tunisia, the Truth and Dignity Commission’s (TDC) public hearings have fundamentally changed discussions around the past. However, many in the country still view transitional justice as a “dream of the revolution:” there remains […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

“Things that Money Alone Cannot Buy:” Defining Reparations in Cases of Sexual Violence

ICTJ Cristián Correa /Senior Associate, Reparative Justice Program In my work on reparations around the world, I have seen the suffering of victims of sexual violence committed during armed conflict, political violence, or state repression, as […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

Facing up to our shadow side with compassion

In 1995 my mother went into full blown psychosis as a result of a drastic change in the medication she was taking for schizo-affective disorder. She lured some of our friends and neighbors into our home and took the youngest, a toddler, into the basement bedroom.

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Children and Transitional Justice

During ten years of civil war, from 1991 to 2002, the children of Sierra Leone were deliberately and routinely targeted, and witnessed widespread and systematic acts of violence and abuse.

Sunday 22 February 2015

OXFAM Report – Behind Closed Doors: The risk of denying women a voice in determining Afghanistan’s future

Women’s rights have been held up as one of the most tangible gains of the international intervention in Afghanistan. Yet, despite 13 years of promises from the international community that women’s rights are a high priority, these gains remain fragile and are at an increasing risk of erosion.

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Afghanistan Women Vision 2024

On March 8th, 2014 the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) in Kabul and in all 34 provinces has launched the “Women Vision 2024” paper. The paper has been developed through consultation meetings of leading women rights activists and has been consulted with women in all 34 provinces of the country.

Sunday 30 March 2014

Release of death lists stirs anger and grief in Afghanistan

By Rod Nordland New York Times KABUL, Afghanistan » So many people were buried alive by bulldozers in the barren fields around the Pul-e-Charkhi Prison on Kabul’s outskirts that guilty soldiers later said it was like […]

Tuesday 1 October 2013