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Race, Violence and Citizenship

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2007–July 31, 2009
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation works in the areas of transitional justice, criminal reform, victim empowerment, and reconciliation. Mott provided support to examine whether there was a relationship between the violence plaguing South Africa and the legacy of hatred, prejudice, and exclusion left behind by the country’s violent racial past. The project further looked at the initiatives to address racial violence, the impact that these initiatives were having, and ways of preventing racially motivated conflict. Through detailed action research, it was able to gain deeper insights into these issues. It also looked at its own challenges and developed equity principles, which has seen more people of color in senior management positions. This renewal grant will provide support to build on the lessons learned, including sharing these lessons more widely and integrating them into the functioning of the organization.