Local communities must be prepared to address complex sociopolitical grievances in an inclusive and participatory fashion to achieve lasting peace and stability in Yemen. PartnersGlobal, together with Partners Yemen, supports local reconciliation processes in Yemen that explore the intersections between informal, traditional, and formal justice mechanisms.
This project expands on our record of success supporting community-based organizations in their efforts to mobilize grassroots constituencies and disseminate information effectively. We build and support reconciliation mechanisms involving tribal leaders, formal justice representatives and community figures. The involvement of leaders from multiple justice systems helps raise awareness of transitional justice principles and how reconciliation and accountability can serve as the cornerstone for sustainable peace in Yemen.
This project contributes to Yemen’s ongoing democratic transition by strengthening the capacity of civil society, including victims of the conflict and the media, and community representatives to work together on transitional justice. Such civic engagement builds long-term relationships and helps groups overcome mistrust to work together in a mutually-beneficial participatory manner.