Inner Peace: The impact of trauma on conflict resolution

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South Sudan has been caught in recurring conflicts for decades, this project explores how trauma and mental health issues inflicted by the violence impact conflict resolution, and draw lessons for peace-building.

  • €19,400 Budget in Euros
  • 2020 Final release date
  • 3 Round winner
  • 2 Locations

Inner Peace: The impact of trauma on conflict resolution

The negative impact of armed conflict on the mental health of combatants and civilians is well documented today. Little research has been done, however, on the impact of this mental suffering on reconciliation and the ability of actors to find a way out of the conflict. In collaboration with clinical psychologists, conflict mediators and local civil society actors, our project will highlight the role played by mental health in conflict resolution.

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