Expert Voices on Atrocity Prevention is a podcast by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. The podcast, hosted by Global Centre Director of Policy and Research Jaclyn Streitfeld-Hall, features one-on-one conversations with practitioners from the field of human rights, conflict prevention, atrocity prevention and other related agendas. These conversations aim to provide a glimpse of the personal and professional side of how practitioners approach human rights protection and atrocity prevention. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud and YouTube. Please subscribe for new episodes.
In this episode we spoke with Ahmad Helmi, Co-Founder and Manager of the Ta’afi Initiative. Ahmad shares his story as a Syrian human rights defender and survivor and the impetus for founding the Ta’afi Initiative. During the episode, he explains the importance of survivor-led and survivor-centered justice, as well as the vision set out in the Truth and Justice Charter. Ahmad also discusses how the international community can better support Syrian survivors, including through the establishment of a dedicated institution to determine the fate of the missing and disappeared in Syria.