The State of Truth in the World Report
Planning Workshop | Private
This event comprises a two-day workshop organized by GIJTR’s prime organization, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC), for the launch of a timely new research publication that will assess civil society’s access to truth and justice in the countries in which ICSC is actively working, The State of Truth in the World Report. The report will also reflect the activities that highlight work from ICSC and partners that it is engaging with, centering local communities, victims and survivors in truth and memory processes. In the country assessments supported by ICSC member sites, civil society partners and contributors, local reporting and experiences will take priority.
GIJTR’s experience has demonstrated there is value in supporting and amplifying the work of local civil society actors engaged in formal and informal transitional justice initiatives and ensuring these key stakeholders have a prominent role in rebuilding communities after conflict, mass violence or authoritarian rule. This knowledge is not only critical to educating their own communities about transitional justice but can also be vital for civil society actors from other contexts facing similar struggles by deepening and diversifying their understandings of the range of responses available to address legacies of violence. The State of Truth in the World Report report is also intended to serve as an important tool for policymaking and the development of funding guidelines, encouraging practitioner engagement with grassroots actors and processes in the pursuit of sustainable peace.
● Participants will develop a shared understanding of the goals and objectives of the publication.
● Participants will clarify project timelines, planned activities and roles and responsibilities within the publication team.
● Participants will be introduced to the development of the indicators presented in the publication and the methodology to be used for the country reports.
● Participants will receive further guidance on the submission process for publication inputs.
● Participants will have an opportunity to provide updates on the socio-political situations in their countries that might affect project implementation and research which will assist with identifying emerging risks and developing mitigation strategies.