Rights for Time is a research network doing interdisciplinary research in multiple countries to bring the hidden legacies of conflict directly into humanitarian protection, and human rights policy and practice. This network is a collaboration between academic researchers, policy makers, local community groups, activists, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). Rights for Time is working for the benefit of particularly-vulnerable groups, such as refugees, women, children, and other marginalized communities by bringing academic and creative work into dialogue with the expertise of those who are directly subject to the long-term effects of protracted conflict and violence.
The Network’s ambition is to get policy makers, law workers, and local and national governments to take the long times of atrocity and protection seriously. Too often, the invisible injuries of memory and trauma are consigned the role of extra or collateral abuse and atrocity. The extent to which the deep times of injury hinder protection and reproduce harm are not well understood. We aim to produce a sea-change by providing a new evidence-based knowledge that will allow local, national, and international policy models to respond more effectively, deeply, and enduringly to the deep times of conflict.
To learn more, visit the Rights for Time website.
The Global Challenges Research Fund
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in 2016 to address complex global development challenges and support collaborative research that will improve the economic prosperity, welfare and quality of life of people in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). The Fund tackles a wide range of the issues highlighted in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals from inequality, conflict and violence to promoting respect for human rights, inclusive development, social justice and well-being for people and communities across the developing world.
The establishment of the fund stems from the need for holistic approaches, drawing on strengths across the research base – including the arts and humanities – to address development challenges such as poverty reduction, improving global public health, enhancing resilience to natural and man-made disasters, displaced populations, rapid urbanization and inclusive education. Collaboration and partnership with overseas researchers, governments, NGOs, and other organizations is a core part of the GCRF to ensure that the research supported engages fully with relevant cultural and historic contexts, knowledge bases, creativity, languages, diverse voices and beliefs in LMICs.
To learn more, visit the Global Challenges Research Fund website.