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Community-based Restorative Justice Mechanisms in Southeast Turkey

Diyarbakir Institute for Political and Social Research

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $70,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2013–June 30, 2015
  • Location Yenisehir-Diyarbakir, Turkey
  • Geographic Focus Turkey

About this grant

The project goal is to increase the engagement of local communities in the peace process in southeastern Turkey. Established in early 2010 by a diverse group of experts and civil society leaders to provide field-based analysis and policy proposals on key issues, the Diyarbakir Institute for Political and Social Research is now well placed to play a critical role in the peace process. Through this project, the grantee will conduct in-depth, original research on community-based mechanisms that address issues of justice and reconciliation. To empower local communities to help shape the way these issues are addressed, the research will involve extensive consultations with a range of community leaders and stakeholders. Findings and analyses will be shared widely with local communities in the region, civil society organizations, government officials, and the public. There will be a published report in Turkish, Kurdish, and English and public presentations of the findings. The grantee is based in Diyarbakir, Turkey.