Truth-Telling through Digital Narratives
In many post-conflict societies, the prospects for accountability for perpetrators, recognition of victims and reconciliation efforts are slim. Even though the legacies of mass human rights violations are tangible decades after the violence occurs, in reality, many domains of transitional justice remain unaddressed.
The work of the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation has shown the importance of documenting serious human rights violations and supporting victim-led memorialization efforts, as these experiences constitute a solid base for knowledge transferring for other civil society organizations working in transitional justice contexts.
This program will support digital memory activism to establish alternative platforms for dealing with systematic human rights violations and ensure that human rights documentation actively informs the public’s understanding of the past rather than remaining tucked away in NGO archives. Digital narratives will give a prominent platform to victims of war crimes and human rights violations and will be based on well-documented facts and findings. It will use a language and format that appeals to broad segments of the population. To that end, the digital narratives will counter the divisive public discourses that ignore the systematic nature of human rights violations and push victims’ perspectives to the margins. This project will provide the broader public with tools and resources to tackle public discourse and empower critical parts of society to take the lead in alternative dealing with the past and reconciliation processes.
Digital narratives will be based on the enormous wealth of documented facts and findings documented by civil society organizations, international and domestic courts and truth and reconciliation commissions. This material has enormous potential for an inclusive, facts-based, victim-centered dialogue on wars and human rights violations.
Call for Applications
The GIJTR is seeking applicants from Afghanistan, the Balkan region, Cambodia, Colombia, Indonesia, Iraq, Guinea, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and Turkey working in the field of transitional justice, memorialization, archiving, oral histories, truth-telling, digital story-telling, journalism, documentation of human rights violations or other related areas, to take part in our "Truth-Telling through Digital Narratives" project.
This project will provide participating CSOs with tools and resources to tackle public discourse and empower critical parts of society to take the lead in productively dealing with the past and facilitating reconciliation processes.
If interested in participating, please visit the link below and complete the application form by April 10, 2023 (23:59, Central European Time). No late or incomplete applications will be considered.
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