Peacebuilding

Locating Peace within the Justice Agenda: The Case of the African Union Transitional Justice Policy

This paper discusses the African Union Transitional Justice Policy as a case study that locates peace within the justice agenda in Africa, drawing from the rich, three-decade-long practice and experience of transitional justice processes on ...

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Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in Africa Must Include Impacts of Climate Crisis

When climate change impacts affect people’s access to the natural resources they rely on ­— such as water, timber and land for crops — it strains relations within and across social groups. Social cohesion is ...

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Navigating Covid-19 through a Peacebuilding Lens

This webinar presents Africa-based practitioners' perspectives on navigating the pandemic through as peacebuilding lens.

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Forging a Resilient Social Contract in South Africa

Since the advent of democracy in the 1990s, the South African political settlement has ushered into policy a progressive framework for the realization of socio-economic rights, enshrined by the Constitution. However, this political settlement has ...

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Press Release: Sudanese Military Crackdown an Affront to Human Rights and Peace in Sudan

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is alarmed by the violent crackdown in Sudan which has dealt a severe blow to peace efforts in the country and is calling for immediate ...

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Lessons from Community-Led Peacebuilding in South Africa

This report explores a peacebuilding network in contemporary South Africa: the Community Action Groups (CAGs), which were convened by CSVR. It unpacks the role the CAGs can play in ending violence and the structural, political, ...

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Benchmarking the Role of African Youth in Transitional Justice Processes

The increasing role of African youth in political transformations and conflicts in the African continent is inevitably linked to the demographic reality that Africa is a continent of the Youth. This increasing role is also ...

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