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Victim-Centered and Gender-Responsive

GIJTR’s commitment to working “from the ground” up in conflict and post-conflict settings means that victims and affected communities are prioritized in all GIJTR programming. Practicing a victim-centered approach for GIJTR means establishing a relationship with the victim that prioritizes their psychosocial and physical safety, builds trust and helps them to restore some control over their life.

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About this Approach

GIJTR demonstrates that putting victims and survivors at the center of transitional justice processes promotes their recovery, reinforces their agency and self-determination, and reduces the risk of further harm. To this end, GIJTR champions collaborative, hands-on methodologies that encourage innovation and provides new platfoms for those in post-conflict communities to share their experiences. GIJTR works primarily with local civil society organizations that hold the capacity to work for and represent victims, survivors and their communities, but when necessary, GIJTR provides links between victims and state-led mechanisms as well. Overall, GIJTR programming has sought to be elicitive, empowering local civil society partners to understand victims’ needs and develop strategies that address these needs and engage victims.