“Altogether, the considerations in this capstone can help practitioners in conflict transformation and sustainable development take into account those who suffer the deepest threats to human security, thus furthering practice that is effective, self-reflexive, sensitive, and human-focused.”


“…we seek to understand the relationship of the governed structures of reconciliation on women in Rwanda through the lenses of collective psychologists Volkan (2004) and Barsalou (2007). We explore the link between governance and psychological trauma relating to gender and reconciliation by distinguishing between progressive and regressive collective actions in post-genocide Rwanda. We examine regression in relation to “progression,” the symptoms of moving away from a regressive state, including independence from outside forces, a “multipartial” telling of history and the inclusion of multiple identities, in effect, the adoption of, “what is ultimately needed to promote reconciliation and social reconstruction…the revealing of ‘complex truths’” (Barsalou, 2007, p. 6)”


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