Advancing Human Rights Through Time-Informed Research

Advancing Human Rights Through Time-Informed Research

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Global Projects Shaping Long-Term Humanitarian Policies

Explore the diverse projects that bridge disciplines and nations, all aimed at transforming policy and practice in humanitarian protection. Our research delves into the extended impacts of conflict, urging policymakers and governments to recognize and act on the prolonged timelines of atrocity and recovery. Discover how our work makes a difference.
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Managing Time

Managing Time

The project seeks to improve sexual violence responses by changing the way we gather survivor testimony and use evidence to document cases. In Kenya, an estimated 11 million women have sustained sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), yet few cases are prosecuted (DHS, 2014).
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Surfacing Time

Surfacing Time

This project used participatory photography to surface and share stories about long histories of discrimination experienced by a historically marginalized community in North West Rwanda.
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Trauma and Time

Trauma and Time

Humanitarian protection has increasingly involved interventions in the field of Mental Health. Much of this work follows a PTSD-informed approach, or is undergirded by the assumption that Mental Health is impacted by the experience of a time-limited and single catastrophic event; whether this is war, the COVID-19 pandemic, an assault, or natural disaster.
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Language and Time

Language and Time

The Jordan case study tackled the issue of language and time by taking a multidisciplinary approach. We took recourse, in particular, to tools from history, philology, and ethnography in order to understand how language operates over time in constraining or otherwise liberating displaced people in the Levant.
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Policy and Time

Policy and Time

The Lebanon case “Policy and Time” of the Rights for Time Project explores how historical legacies, accumulated practices, and recurrent policy cycles have informed the crafting of Lebanon’s politics of reception towards refugees,
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Reclaiming History through Story and memory

Reclaiming History through Story and memory

The Mandaeans, also called Sabaeans, are followers of one of the oldest monotheistic religions. Historically, they settled in the southern regions of Iraq and Iran, and speak Mandaean; an ethno-religious language descending from Aramaic.
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Going Back through Memory Lane

Going Back through Memory Lane

The project provides a platform for training and therapy sessions specifically designed for women and children who have lost loved ones in the inter-territorial war. Within the broader context of Cameroon’s historical and political dynamics, the project highlights the grievances stemming from the forced merger of the southern Cameroons with French Cameroon in the 1960s.
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Burning Time

Burning Time

The ‘’Burning Time’’ project aims to investigate the experiences of Palestinian individuals across different generations and locations, with a particular focus on trauma, recovery, waiting, and the concept of time.
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When They Sung at Me, I Sang Back

When They Sung at Me, I Sang Back

AIMPO in Rwanda and Next Level Projects in England are embarking on a collaborative endeavor to transform recordings of the Batwa community’s songs into captivating visual art representations.
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Children Born of War

Children Born of War

In northern Uganda, Children Born of War (CBOW) are marginalized, and their experiences remain a taboo subject. The project, Film-in-Participatory Action Learning (F-PAL), aims to increase public knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by CBOW in post-conflict societies.
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Where did Home Go

Where did Home Go

The research, “Where did home go?” investigates the significant impact of the Palestine crisis, which stems from Israeli Occupation, internal Palestinian conflicts, and ongoing state of emergency, on Palestinian
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Ethical Storytelling and Photography Fellowship 2023

Ethical Storytelling and Photography Fellowship 2023

Embrace the power of visuals and videos in storytelling! The Azadi Kenya-Ethical Storytelling project aims to create an ethical and accessible archive for survivors of trafficking, utilizing the power of visuals
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Erasure of Memory

Erasure of Memory

The arts commission, “Time and Trauma, Erasure of Memory”; delves into Jordan’s intricate history as a sanctuary for diverse communities that have often been uprooted and separated from their origins.
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Youth Time Against Trauma (YTaT)

Youth Time Against Trauma (YTaT)

The research project, “Youth Time Against Trauma,”, aims to create awareness among disadvantaged youth and communities in Pakistan regarding the impact of complex trauma, particularly community and gender-based violence.
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Pillars of Rectitude

Pillars of Rectitude

The research project, “Pillars of Rectitude” seeks to reclaim the lost artistic contributions of two East African women artists and inspire a younger generation of female artists in the region. It aims to promote creative approaches to teaching and learning about the violent past, specifically addressing heritage loss resulting from patriarchal structures, colonial legacies, and political violence.
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Learning from Gaza

Learning from Gaza

The research project, “Learning from Gaza,” seeks to position the Palestine Trauma Centre (UK) [PTC-UK] as a grassroots leader in mental health programming by challenging culturally inappropriate frameworks imposed on vulnerable populations.
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Ukrainians in Refuge

Ukrainians in Refuge

Many individuals have been and continue to be affected by the events in Ukraine. The situation calls for research on the integration and resettlement needs of displaced Ukrainians in order to gather knowledge which can help to improve infrastructure and to inform policy recommendations to enhance practical support for Ukrainian forced migrants.
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About

Unveiling Conflict’s Legacy in Human Rights Efforts

Rights for Time is a pioneering research network operating across multiple countries, dedicated to integrating the enduring impacts of conflict into human rights policy and humanitarian protection. By focusing on the extended aftermath of atrocities, they aim to reshape the approach of policymakers, legal professionals, and governments worldwide.

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1. The Story of Time

The invisible injuries of memory and trauma are often consigned to the…

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3. Our Results

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1. The Story of Time

The invisible injuries of memory and trauma are often consigned to the…

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2. Join the Netwrok

We aim to produce a sea-change by providing a new knowledge and…

Join Us

3. Our Results

Over the last two years, we have worked with partners in Kenya…

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Latest Updates and Insights from Rights for Time

Stay informed with the latest developments in Rights for Time’s impactful work. Our News section features three key categories: up-to-date information on Palestine, official statements from our network, and calls for papers. Each offers vital insights into our ongoing efforts and how you can contribute.
Call for Papers

Call for Papers

We are excited to announce that we are collating papers for a special issue proposal spearheaded by the RightsforTime research network, a collective of researchers and practitioners aimed at redefining the discourse and practice around humanitarian protection by scrutinizing how time influences crisis and crisis response. We are thrilled to invite submissions from researchers across the fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences to discuss links between time, violence, and protection.
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Network Statement

Network Statement

We unreservedly call for an end to military action in the context of Israel and Palestine. Military action will only exacerbate generations of poverty, inequality, and suffering. Our evidence shows interventions with such a limited view, fail everywhere in the long term. Global policy must change to acknowledge complex trauma and uplift local voices for justice and dignity.
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Palestine Updates

Palestine Updates

Take a look at the latest news articles and projects coming out of Palestine, and how Rights For Time is helping with assisting…
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Living Archive

Breathing life into the research efforts from Rights For Time

Welcome to the “Living Archive,” a vibrant and dynamic section of our website designed to breathe life into the research efforts of the RightsforTime research network.

Our aim is to create an evolving digital space that captures, preserves, and showcases the intricate tapestry of work our network undertakes.

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Exciting to see @Stevens_Laura7 presentation at #EAPL2024! Great example of our innovative work on eliciting memory accounts in humanitarian and cross-cultural contexts . Students, interested in this field? Contact @hflowe about PhD and fellowship opportunities!

Congratulations @rights_4_time partner Lady Wangu Kanja on your honorary doctorate award from the @unibirmingham! @WanguKanjaF @hflowe @btcwarwick To learn more, visit

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