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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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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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  • Our project aims to empower the voices of survivor testimonial evidence by conducting behaviourally informed interviews.
  • Thus, survivors’ testimonial evidence can be used to highlight where serial perpetrators may be at large and aid investigations, prosecutions, and security measures at relatively low cost.
  • More memory details and behavioural information will be elicited using the behaviourally informed tool in comparison to the standard intake form.
  • There may be more details elicited using the standard intake form in comparison to baseline following receipt of the interview training package.
  • This has implications for the importance of asking behaviourally informed questions to gather details that can be used in behavioural crime linkage to identify serial perpetrators and identify geographic and temporal hotspots of crimes to implement prevention techniques.
  • Deliver co-produced, high quality advanced data collection and analysis systems that capture critical information about the nature of sexual and gender-based violence in Kenya and other LMICs
  • Engage and partner with sexual and gender-based violence organisations and establish a global network to share methods, findings, and insights for tackling sexual and gender-based violence to achieve SDG 5 (gender equality and the empowerment of women) and SDG 16 (peaceful societies and institutions)
  • Develop robust approaches for survivors’ organisations to document and analyse sexual and gender-based violations, and inform effective security, crime prevention, protection, and response strategies in LMICs
  • Raise the profile and enhance the capabilities of survivors’ networks worldwide to document crimes and use the evidence to advocate for effective law and policy, and ultimately, tackle social and economic inequality.

Bullet Point List or Two Column Text

  • Our project aims to empower the voices of survivor testimonial evidence by conducting behaviourally informed interviews.
  • Thus, survivors’ testimonial evidence can be used to highlight where serial perpetrators may be at large and aid investigations, prosecutions, and security measures at relatively low cost.
  • More memory details and behavioural information will be elicited using the behaviourally informed tool in comparison to the standard intake form.
  • There may be more details elicited using the standard intake form in comparison to baseline following receipt of the interview training package.
  • This has implications for the importance of asking behaviourally informed questions to gather details that can be used in behavioural crime linkage to identify serial perpetrators and identify geographic and temporal hotspots of crimes to implement prevention techniques.
  • Deliver co-produced, high quality advanced data collection and analysis systems that capture critical information about the nature of sexual and gender-based violence in Kenya and other LMICs
  • Engage and partner with sexual and gender-based violence organisations and establish a global network to share methods, findings, and insights for tackling sexual and gender-based violence to achieve SDG 5 (gender equality and the empowerment of women) and SDG 16 (peaceful societies and institutions)
  • Develop robust approaches for survivors’ organisations to document and analyse sexual and gender-based violations, and inform effective security, crime prevention, protection, and response strategies in LMICs
  • Raise the profile and enhance the capabilities of survivors’ networks worldwide to document crimes and use the evidence to advocate for effective law and policy, and ultimately, tackle social and economic inequality.

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Rockowitz, S., Stevens, L. M., Rockey, J. C., Smith, L. L., Ritchie, J., Colloff, M. F., Kanja, W., Cotton, Njoroge, D., Kamau, C., and Flowe, H. D. (In press). Patterns of Sexual Violence Against Adults and Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Kenya: A prospective cross-sectional study. BMJ-Open. https://psyarxiv.com/zykq7

Kanja, W., Flowe, H. D., & Cheeseman, N. (2021). Cuts to UK research funding threaten critical human rights projects across the world. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/cuts-to-uk-research-funding-threaten-critical-human-rights-projects-across-the-world-158333

Rockowitz, S., Bradbury-Jones, C., Kanja, W., & Flowe, H. D. (In press). Post-rape medicolegal service provision and policy in East Africa: A scoping review protocol. BMC Syst Rev 10, 63 (2021). https://systematicreviewsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13643-021-01613-9

Stevens, L. M., Rockey, J. C., *Rockowitz, S., Kanja, W., Colloff, M., & Flowe, H. D. (In press). Protecting Children from Sexual Violence during COVID-19. Frontiers in Global Women’s Health. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fgwh.2021.630901/full

Rockowitz, S., Kanja, W., & Flowe, H. (2020). Challenging social norms and legal responses to rape and sexual violence: Insights from a practice-research partnership in Kenya. In Understanding Gender Based Violence: A Comprehensive Textbook for Nurses, Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals Springer Nature.

Flowe, Heather, Rockowitz, S., Rockey, J., Kanja, W., Kamau, C., Colloff, M., Kauldhar, J., Woodhams, J., & Davies, Kari. (2020, July 28). Sexual and other forms of violence during the Covid-19 pandemic emergency in Kenya: Patterns of violence and impacts on women and girls. Zenodo. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3964124

Flowe, Heather, Rockowitz, S., Rockey, J., Kanja, W., Kamau, C., Colloff, M., Kauldhar, J., Woodhams, J., & Davies, Kari. (2020, July 28). Policy Brief: Patterns of violence and its impact on women and girls amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic in Kenya. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3964162

UKRI (2020). Innovating pathways for safe and sustainable urban futures. Invited speaker. H. Flowe. World Urban Forum, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Flowe, H. D. (2020). Patterns of sexual violence during Covid-19 in Kenya. (2020). Invited talk, Institute for Global Innovation. Living with the Pandemic. https://youtu.be/fEfaGBIcShc

Stevens L. M. (2021). Investigative Interview Training in Kenya during COVID-19. Invited talk, Online Global Challenges Research Webinar (Panellist).

Rockowitz, S. (2021). Zoom is my new best friend: conducting sensitive research during COVID-19. Online Global Challenges Research Webinar, University of Birmingham, UK. (Webinar Chair and Panellist).

Rockowitz, S. (2021). Exploring post-rape medicolegal service provision in East Africa. Invited talk, Risk, Abuse, and Violence seminar, School of Nursing, University of Birmingham, UK.

Rockowitz, S. (2021). Patterns of sexual and other forms of violence during the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya. APA Conference (online). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjWcA6g1lTQ

Rockowitz, S. (2020). Prevalence of sexual and other forms of violence during the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya. Invited talk, Forensic Seminar Series, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjWcA6g1lTQ


Our Work

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.
Learn more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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,
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more

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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Our Projects

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.
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).
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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,
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more

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Prof Heather Flowe

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Dr Rasha Bayoumi

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Lady Wangu Kanja

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Dr Nora Parr

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Dr Zoe Norridge

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Prof Rana Dajani

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Dr Ben Warwick

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Dr Abdullah Mohammad

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Assoc. Prof Tamirace Fakhoury

Assoc. Prof Tamirace Fakhoury

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Prof Jenny Phillimore

Prof Jenny Phillimore

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Dr Kirstin Wagner

Dr Kirstin Wagner

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Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge

Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge

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Stella Peisch

Stella Peisch

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Maria Maalouf

Maria Maalouf

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Wanjeri Nderu

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Annella Williams

Annella Williams

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Sarah Rockowitz

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Laura Stevens

Laura Stevens

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Margaret Aduto

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Renée Akitelek Mboya

Renée Akitelek Mboya

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Burning Time
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Etched in Memory
Ethical Storytelling
Going Back through Memory Lane
Hiding Time
Learning from Gaza
Managing Time
Pillars of Rectitude
Policy and Time
Surfacing Time
Trauma and Time
When They Sung at Me, I Sang Back
Where Did Home Go?
Youth Time Against Trauma
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The invisible injuries of memory and trauma are often consigned to the…

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

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

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