Due to the absence of comprehensive programs to reintegrate former combatants into civilian society, a few non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become the only source of assistance. These include the National Peace Accord Trust.
In 2007 I spent 6 months photographing South African freedom fighters taking part in a National Peace accord trust initiative of reconciliation and human rights.
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Through trial, error and a spirit of hope the National Peace Accord Trust has come up with some “out of the box” interventions that have proved very successful in helping to turn angry aggressive
ex-combatants into people of hope and purpose.
Atlantic philanthropies use my images for their case study “No place by the fire”.