New ICTJ Guide Offers Recommendations for Interviewing Young People As Part of Truth Seeking and Documentation Efforts

February 09, 2018 - 12:22pm

"In the aftermath of massive human rights violations, the voices of young people carry enormous potential: they can tell the truth about the past while offering new paths forward as their societies pursue peace and justice. However, if institutions want the insights of young people, they must avoid pre-formulated solutions and instead engage with youth on their own terms...The guide, titled “Listening to Young Voices: A Guide to Interviewing Children and Young People in Truth Seeking and Documentation Efforts,” provides clear, specific protocols for practitioners to employ across the globe. Authored by Valerie Waters, a psychology specialist who focuses on trauma-sensitive approaches to human rights initiatives, the guide draws on a wealth of research and field experience in offering its recommendations."

To learn more about this guide from the International Center for Transitional Justice, click here.

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