The Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund (ATJLF) today announced, nearly $1 Million US dollars in funding to 25 organisations from six West African countries, to advance Transitional Justice (TJ) efforts in the sub-region.
The 25 grants mark the second cohort of grant funded projects that will continue to strengthen existing interventions underway by the ATJLF. The first set of grants were awarded in February this year. The awarded projects will seek to contribute to amplifying the agency of victims and survivors of conflicts and mass human rights violations in West Africa. This cohort will also augment ATJLF’s ambition to support issues such as community reconciliation and communal healing in the sub-region.
The funding and technical support to these groups and organisations during this ongoing pandemic will help cushion the effects that COVID-19 is having on field operations and community interventions of particularly smaller organisations. It will also offer an opportunity for innovation in efforts to minimise the negative impacts of COVID-19 in communities and societies across West Africa.