Info & Resources

Here are some links to resources that we have found useful in our work.

Useful information:

  • Engaging members of the Great Lakes community
    Working with specific ethnic groups /communities in Australia can be challenging if staff are not well informed about the groups’ cultures and appropriate communication strategies. This paper provides an overview of the cultures of people from the Great Lakes region of Africa (Congolese, Burundian, and Rwandan) and provides practical tips on how you can better engage them and provide more effective services.
  • SBS radio schedule
    SBS Radio has launched its new schedule which includes six new languages from Asia and Africa spoken by growing numbers of migrants and refugees. SBS will continue to be the most multilingual radio broadcaster in the world with the number of language programs now at 74. All languages on the new SBS Radio Schedule will also be available via digital TV, online and via mobile.
  • The Path to Peace, a conversation with Jessica Tuchman Mathews. Jessica speaks about the possibility of world peace and about conflict resolution.

Organisations

  • STARTTS
    The NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) offers a range of services to torture and trauma survivors to assist them in healing from trauma and empower themselves.
  • Servas
    Servas is a non-profit, worldwide, cultural exchange network, bringing people together to build understanding, tolerance, mutual respect, and world peace. There are Servas hosts worldwide who welcome Servas travelers of every race, colour, creed and nationality to their homes in order to foster cultural exchange and understanding. Servas has hosts in over 125 countries, including Australia, Burundi, DRC and Uganda

Literature

  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover – (Harper Perennial Classic, 2005)
  • Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: the Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa, by Jason K. Stearns (Public Affairs, 2011)
  • Blood River, by Tim Butcher (http://www.bloodriver.co.uk/ – Chatto and Windus, 2008)
  • Congo Masquerade: the Political Culture of Aid Inefficiency and Reform Failure, by Theodore Trefon (www.zedbooks.co.uk)
  • The Trouble with Congo, by Severine Autesserre (Cambridge University Press 2010)