The Impact of Listening: The Example of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
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Truth and Reconciliation commissions (often called simply “truth commissions”) and related initiatives have been established in societies whose members have been victims of atrocities such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, or other forms of severe societal trauma such as genocide, oppression, and war.
They are intended to strengthen democracy, peace, and human rights by, at least in part, listening: listening to members of a community who have not been adequately heard and, as a consequence, who have experienced marginalization or invisibility that can make it easier for societies to harm them. Listening is a form of recognition and inclusion, and listening leads to the creation of new narratives that can help redefine societies and change behavior.
Download this guide to truth and reconciliation commissions. Whether you are launching such an initiative, considering a commission, or just seek to know how they work, this guide is for you