HEALING COMMUNITIES, TRANSFORMING SOCIETY: EXPLORING THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS BETWEEN PSYCHO-SOCIAL NEEDS, PRACTICE AND PEACEBUILDING

Despite the urgent need for peacebuilding, as well as mental health and psycho-social support-related interventions in post-conflict societies, the nexus and linkage between these two fields remains under-researched and poorly understood. While both fields contribute vital services to affected communities, their work takes place largely in isolation of one another.

As such, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), in partnership with the Netherlands-based War Trauma Foundation (WTF)hosted a three-day conference at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa on 6, 7 and 8 May 2015.

Downloade the conference report here.

Find out more about the conference by clicking on the tab in the menu bar above, or email the organisers, Ms Friederike Bubenzer (IJR): fbubenzer@ijr.org.za and Dr Marian Tankink (WTF): m.tankink@wartrauma.nl.

This blog is intended to share information about and insights from the conference.