GCRF is a £1.5 billion fund by the UK Government 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).
Rights for Time is a research network comprised of interdisciplinary research taking place in multiple countries that is bringing the hidden legacies of conflict directly into humanitarian protection, human rights policy and practice and is working for the benefit particularly vulnerable groups, such as refugees, women, children, and other marginalized communities.
A research is on the visibility of transgenerational trauma and its intersectional and postcolonial dimensions in contexts of protracted displacement, war, and occupation from the perspectives of medical anthropology and development was brought by the network.
Its focus from a medical and developmental perspective is hope and agency. It works with refugees who are displaced or forced to migrate as a result of conflict. It begins not with violence or trauma but with the problem that many are affected by a lack of purpose, giving up, and a lack of hope. Interventions introduced to help alleviate this situation usually address the specific cause of violence, treating refugees as victims. This case study explores the impact of the ‘We Love Reading’ program, an intervention designed to enable refugees to have agency and ownership and design solutions for themselves to find hope for a brighter future for themselves and their children.