Snaga Žene: a model for healing trauma beyond psychological treatment

Abstract: The nongovernmental organisation Snaga Žene, which means ‘the power of woman’, provides psychological, social, medical, educational and legal assistance to refugee women who have returned to Srebrenica after the massacre in 2002, which claimed the lives of their husbands, sons and/or brothers.

Key factors that facilitate intergroup dialogue and psychosocial healing in Rwanda: a qualitative study

Psychosocial interventions in many post conflict settings, including Rwanda, have failed to facilitate dialogue between members of conflicting groups while aiming to rebuild the broken social fabric that individuals and communities depend on for sustainable peace and development. Locally initiated programmes that do engage conflicting parties in dialogue are often overlooked, and therefore unable to inform interventions.