The Urge to Remember

TitelThe Urge to Remember
Typ der PublikationBook
Untertitel / SerientitelThe Role of Memorials in Social Reconstruction and Transitional Justice
AutorInnenBarsalou, J, Baxter, V
BandStabilization and Reconstruction Series No. 5
Anzahl Seiten24 pp.
VerlagUnited States Institute of Peace (USIP)

This report focuses on the often-ignored challenges faced by those seeking, through memorialization, to help repair societies that are emerging from violent conflict. The summary matrix at the end of this report provides recommendations to international actors interested in assisting in that process.This report is based on the deliberations of a United States Institute of Peace Working Group that focused on the role of memorialization in promoting, jeopardizing, or impairing social reconstruction and reconciliation in societies emerging from violent conflict. The Memorialization Working Group was part of the Institute's Filling the Gaps series, which addresses reconstruction and stabilization challenges facing societies that have recently experienced violent conflict. Judy Barsalou (Institute vice president, Grant and Fellowship Program) and Victoria Baxter (director, The People Speak, United Nations Foundation) led the Memorialization Working Group, with assistance from Beth Cole (senior program officer in the Institute's Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations). Judy Barsalou and Victoria Baxter prepared this report. Baxter was the senior program associate, American Association for the Advancement of Science, while writing this report.

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