BUILDING DURABLE PEACE (BDP): ENHANCING INTERAGENCY RELATIONSHIPS IN PEACEBUILDING
The genocide in Rwanda has left enduring impacts on the population, including both those old enough to have experienced it directly as well as those who were younger or who have been born since the genocide. This project used an intergenerational storytelling approach, based on the principles of Narrative Therapy and supported by psychologists, to support community recovery from the genocide experience. It allowed for the documentation and distribution of the experiences shared by survivors of the genocide. This project included research into the effectiveness of the intervention into reducing distress and increasing positive emotions in people who experienced primary as well as secondary exposure to the trauma, as well as research into predictors of distress in Rwanda. Results are currently being analyzed. For more information on the project visit Stories for Hope .