A global network of academics and practitioners, Rights for Time aims to shift the discourse and practice of humanitarian protection by exploring how time conditions war, displacement, and violence

News & Updates

Join us online via Zoom (June 24th - 27th) - All Welcome

Book Launch - 13th June - London

Please join Rights for Time in London on 13 June, where we will host the UK launch of _From Beneath the Hunter’s Riffle_ stories from Jerusalem children under house arrest. The book is from acclaimed Children’s author @ahlambsharat.fb and the renowned children’s writing, library and narrative organization the @tamerinstitute . Ahlam will be in conversation with @noraehp at Hackney’s @finchcafe.e8 . The event will start at 6.

What we do

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The Story of Time

The invisible injuries of memory and trauma are often consigned to the role of extra or collateral abuse and atrocity. The extent to which the deep times of injury hinder protection, and reproduce harm, are not well understood. Rights for Time covers this gap by reframing the story of time in relation to critical categories, including those of policy, language, and humanitarian practice. 


Join the Network

We aim to produce a sea-change by providing a new knowledge and evidence base that will allow local, national and international policy models to respond more effectively, deeply, and enduringly to the deep times of conflict. To that end, we are funding creative and impactful projects which take time as a serious lens for intervention. Click below for details on how to apply and join the network.


Our Results

Over the last two years, we have worked with partners in Kenya, Rwanda, Jordan, Palestine, and Lebanon on case studies which tackle time from unique perspectives. Our results, which include seminars, research papers, and policy reports, among other outputs, may be found here. We will regularly publish results from our current funding call throughout 2023.


Trauma and Time (Gaza City)

A mental health programme designed for ongoing contexts of harm in Gaza city

Hiding Time (Jordan)

An exploration of the literary concept of the ‘refugee’ and its many meanings in Jordan

Policy and Time (Lebanon)

A review of policy in Lebanon as an archive of crisis response

Managing Time (Kenya)

A study of how to collect better evidence in Kenya to support survivors of sexual violence

Surfacing Time (Rwanda)

A photography workshop & exhibition with a historically marginalised community in rural Rwanda

Learning from Gaza (Palestine)

Mental Health paradigms from the Grass Roots

Etched in Memory (Iraq)

Untold Stories of Mandaean’s Past and Present Life in Iraq

Going Back through Memory Lane (Cameroon)

Documenting Women and Children’s Experiences in Cameroon’s Inter-Territorial Conflicts

Burning Time (Palestine)

The Impact of Trauma and Waiting on Palestinians Across Generations

When They Sung at Me, I Sang Back (Rwanda)

Visual Art Representations of Indigenous Songs

Children Born of War (Uganda)

Film-in-Participatory Action Learning (F-PAL) for the Integration of Children Born of War (CBOW) in Northern Uganda

Where did Home Go? (Palestine)

Exploring Displacement, Identity, and Resilience
Among Palestinian Youth in Jerusalem

Ethical Story Telling and Photography Fellowship 2023 (Kenya)

Empowering Trafficking Survivors through
Visual Arts and Storytelling

Erasure of Memory (Jordan)

Artistic Explorations of Displacement and Lost
Narratives in Jordan’s Urban Evolution

Youth Time Against Trauma (YTaT) (Pakistan)

Community awareness on impact and prevention of intergenerational trauma

Pillars of Rectitude (Uganda)

Rediscovering East African Women Artists Amidst
Patriarchy, Colonialism, and Political Turmoil

Project Partners