Rights for Time Network

Established in March 2020, the Rights for Time Network + is a global network of academics and practitioners, aiming to shift the discourse and practice of humanitarian protection by exploring how time conditions war, displacement, and violence.

We welcome you to celebrate and reflect during our closing summit as we proudly showcase the wealth of research carried out by the Network over the past 4 years.

Summit Highlights:

 Panel Discussions, Art Exhibition, and Networking Sessions. Live Translation from English – Arabic

Each day will reflect important aspects emerging from the Network, including the use of arts to underpin research, challenges in global cooperation, and national case studies.

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

Summit Programme

Day 1

Mon, 24 June Summit Launch
12:30 – 13:00 BST
Summit Launch

Professor Heather Flowe,
Professor Rana Dajani,
Dr Nora Parr,
Dr Kirstin Wagner

Mon, 24 June
13:10 – 14:30 BST
Case Study presentations

Join us to hear from our practitioner partners and researchers that led the Rights for Time proof of concept case studies. They will present their findings, discuss lessons learned about trauma and temporalities, and offer recommendations for the future

Managing Time case study – Lady Wangu Kanja
Surfacing Time case study – Dr Zoe Norridge
Trauma and Time case study – Dr Nora Parr
Language and Time case study – Professor Rana Dajani
Policy and Time case study – Assoc. Professor Tamirace Fakhoury

Mon, 24 June
14:45 – 15:05 BST
‘How to Time Travel’ Art Exhibition

Join us as we use art as a medium to travel across not only space but time. How to Time Travel presents a series of commissioned and selected works that explore themes of estrangement and displacement and propose ways in which the dimension of time conditions re-orientation and belonging.

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Day 2

Tue, 25 June
12:30 – 13:15 BST
Times of Trauma

Join us to hear from our partner projects as we explore how to use participatory designs to destigmatise trauma.

Special Issue on Time – Dr Abdullah Mohammed
Youth Time Against Trauma – Dr Sajida Hassan, Icon for Child and Adult Nurturing
Children Born of War – Dr Eunice Otuko Apio, Facilitation for Peace and

Tue, 25 June
13:30 – 14:10 BST
Unbroken Voices Film Screening
Join us as we premiere our documentary ‘Unbroken Voices’. This powerful new documentary film gives voice to the experiences of sexual violence survivors in Kenya. Created in collaboration with our partners, the Wangu Kanja Foundation, the film portrays survivors’ resilience, challenges they face, and the importance of community support.
Tue, 25 June
14:10 – 15:15 BST
Research on the Ground in Gaza

Join us to hear from our project partners whose research have been impacted by the ongoing conflict in Gaza. They will discuss their ongoing work and research to support their communities and mitigate the impact of intergenerational trauma through creative mediums.

Where Did Home Go – Eman Sharabati, Tamer Institute
Learning from Gaza – Dr Mohamed Altawil, Palestine Trauma Centre
Burning Time – Maya Abu-Alhayyat, Palestine writing Workshop

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Day 3

 Wed, 26 June
12:30 – 13:30 BST
 ‘Breaking for Making’ systems of protection

Join us to hear from our project partners in Jordan, Kenya, and Iraq as they discuss their project findings. We will discuss issues with current crisis frameworks and recommendations for future practice

Decolonization – Dr Rasha Bayoumi
R4T Network Art Report – Dr Abdullah Mohammed
Ethical Storytelling and Photography – Dr Faith Wanjiku, Azadi Kenya
Reclaiming History through Story & Memory – Dr Dhiaa Kareem, Al-Rawaq Foundation for Culture & Development

Wed, 26 June
14:00 – 14:45 BST
Learning From Each Other

Join us to hear researcher and practitioner reflections on our ‘Digital Mentoring’ programme.
Within this programme we fostered communication, critical engagement, and capacity building.

Wed, 26 June
14:00 – 14:45 BST
‘Breaking for Making’ systems of protection cont.

Join us to hear from our project partners in Rwanda, Uganda, and Cameroon as they discuss their project findings. We will continue our discussion on issues with current crisis frameworks and recommendations for future practice.

When they Sung at me, I sang back – Richard Ntakirutimana, African Initiative for Mankind Progress Organization
Going Bach Through Memory Lane – Chantal Edie Ntube, The Forest Creative
Pillars of Rectitude – Martha Kazungu, Njabala Foundation

Wed, 26 June
15:00 – 15:20 BST
Peace and Trust Presentation

Join us as we hear from our ‘Peace and Trust’ project, that seeks to explore trust and mistrust between our project leads and the communities they work in.

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Day 4

Thu, 27 June
12:00 – 13:00 BST

Join us as we reflect on the sustainable impact of our Network, including our policy recommendations for the future.

Thu, 27 June
13:00 – 14:00 BST
Lessons Learnt

Join us following our legacy discussion, as we host a panel to look back over the last four years of research and practice.
What have we learned?
What challenges have we faced and how were they overcome?
What are our recommendations?

Thu, 27 June
14:20 – 15:00 BST
What’s Next?

Join us as we now look forward to what the future holds for the Rights for Time Network?

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