Sustainable peace is unlikely to be achieved in African countries until mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) is mainstreamed in peacebuilding and transitional justice processes, writes Celeste Matross.
Enabling redress for victims of conflict-related sexual violence as well as sexual and gender-based violence requires universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, write Jemma Blacklaw, Lesego Sekhu and Sinqobile Makhatini.
Transitional justice policy making and processes in Africa need to address the economic consequences of conflict and violence, particularly for youth, in order to prevent their recurrence, writes Steven Rebello.
Delays in the implementation of South Sudan’s peace agreement are creating risk of renewed conflict and impunity, which can be addressed through citizen action, writes Emmanuel Ayoola.
The recent release of the Government White Paper on the TRRC Report demonstrates the importance of applying a victim-centred approach to the search for and identification of the forcibly disappeared, writes Joyce Mutoka.