Children and Youth


Canadian youth not only want to know the truth about what happened at the Indian Residential Schools –they want to learn about it in their classrooms.

In the northeastern corner of the United States, the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is hearing from all those affected by the practices of the state’s child welfare system. The TRC's operations might seem small in scale, but the story of its creation is a story of transformation in its own right. It’s a story of unlikely bi-partisan political agreements, and unprecedented cooperation between Native and non-Native communities, all towards the goal of bringing a painful past to light.


Conversamos con María Andrea Rocha, asistente del área de Pedagogía del Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica en Colombia, para hablar sobre las dificultades que los educadores enfrentan a la hora de enseñar el conflicto armado, y las estrategias que el CNMH está desarrollando para que los niños y jóvenes tengan herramientas para analizar e interpretar el pasado de su país.


In this edition of the ICTJ Forum, Virginie Ladisch, head of ICTJ's Children and Youth program, speaks with Marie Wilson, a Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.


In this episode of ICTJ Forum, we turn to South Africa, where educators are challenged daily to teach the country's history of apartheid to their students while the country deals with ongoing inequalities, discrimination, and divided schools.

In 2011, to help open new possibilities, ICTJ initiated a multiyear project—under the name “Addressing the Legacy of Conflict in a Divided Society”— aimed at sparking debate on how to break the cycle of political violence in Lebanon and bring about accountability, the rule of law, and sustainable peace.