On Wednesday, I began my volunteer work with the Justice and Reconciliation Project. A short walk from where I am staying, I will be volunteering here 2-3 days a week.
JRP is focused, not surprisingly, on justice and reconciliation, but their focus is on the local level. While we wait to see if the ICC grabs Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army that has committed many atrocities in Northern Uganda and now neighboring countries, justice and reconciliation cannot wait.
JRP is working with local communities, especially ones that have experienced horrific atrocities, in order to advance transitional justice. They do this by preserving memory, acknowledging loss, and promoting healing through participatory research, capacity-building, advocacy, and documentation (from the website).
For more information, visit http://justiceandreconciliation.com/#