Cultivated collaboration in transitional justice practice and research: reflections on Tunisia’s Voices of Memory Project

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  • International Center for Transitional Justice


The Voices of Memory project started with a fairly simple premise: to highlight women's life experiences under dictatorship. What started as a one-week workshop in 2017 evolved into a collaborative process of co-creation - the Voices of Memory project - using creative means of expression to help raise awareness of the impact of repression on Tunisian women. A formative principle, and primary contribution of this project, was a fully collaborative methodology. In this article, we reflect on and make explicit an approach we adopted intuitively and experimentally, drawing also on best practice in participatory action research and methods of co-creation.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-101
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Transitional Justice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2020


  • Tunisia, art activism, co-creation, women

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