1.3. Articles


Diogene Karangwa, Annemiek Richters and Mbabazi Mbabazize ((2016) Economic development through psychosocial interventions: Community based socio-therapy program in Muhanga District, Rwanda. The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies 4(10): 138-150.


Annemiek Richters (2015) “Enhancing family and community resilience and wellbeing across the generations: The contribution of community-based sociotherapy in post-genocide Rwanda”, International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience 17(3): 661-663.


Annemiek Richters and Emmanuel Sarabwe (2014) “Everyday partner violence in Rwanda: The contribution of community-based sociotherapy to peaceful family life”, African Safety Promotion Journal: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention 12(1):18-34.

Theoneste Rutayisire and Annemiek Richters (2014) “Everyday suffering outside prison walls: A legacy of community justice in post-genocide Rwanda”, Social Science & Medicine 120: 413-420. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.06.009

Annemiek Richters, Grace Kagoyire, Theophile Sewimfura & Angela Jansen (2014) Rwanda’s Mediation of Memorialization through Community-Based Sociotherapy. 8 July 2014. This article is part of an E-IR series marking the twentieth commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide.



Annemiek Richters, Théoneste Rutayisire & Henny Slegh (2013) “Sexual transgression and social disconnection: Healing through community-based sociotherapy in Rwanda”, Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2013.780261.

Culture, Health and Sexuality


Annemiek Richters and Grace Kagoyire (2012) “Pain and steps toward healing among female genocide survivors in Rwanda”. LOVA (Journal of Dutch Society for Gender Studies and Feminist Anthropology) 33(1+2):128-138.

Grace Kagoyire and Annemiek Richters (2012) “Smiling again after fifteen years of torture”



Annemiek Richters (2011) “De vrijheid om te herdenken”. Dodenherdenking Heemstede 4 mei 2011, pp. 5-9. Heemstede: Bureau Communicatie. Verkorte versie opgenomen in De Heemsteder 11 mei 2011.

Willem F. Scholte, Femke Verduin, Anouk van Lammeren, Theoneste Rutayisire, Astrid Kamperman (2011) “Psychometric properties and longitudinal validation of the self-reporting questionaire (SRQ-20) in a Rwandan community setting: A validation study”, BMC Medical Research Methodology 11:116. SRQ

Willem F. Scholte, Femke Verduin Astrid M. Kamperman, Theoneste Rutayisire, Aeilko H. Zwinderman, Karien Stronks (2011) "The effect on mental health of a large scale psychosocial intervention for survivors of mass violence: A quasi-experimental study in Rwanda", PloS ONE (Open Access) August 2011, Volume 6, Issue 8, pp. 1-8. Effect on mental health


Annemiek Richters, Theoneste Rutayisire, Cora Dekker (2010) “Care as a turning point in sociotherapy: Remaking the moral world in post-genocide Rwanda”, Medische Antropologie: Tijdschrift over Gezondheid en Cultuur 22(1): 93-108.

Femke Verduin, Willem F. Scholte, Rutayisire Theoneste, Annemiek Richters (2010) “How qualitative information helped to shape research instruments in Rwanda”, Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict 8(3):233-245.

Annemiek Richters (2010) “Genezingsprocessen in the perspectief van cultuur, herinneringspolitiek, recht, vergeving en verzoening”, Lezing Roosendaal, bewerkt door Trudy van Thiel. Bulletin GGZ WNB (Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg Westelijk Noord-Brabant) 7(1):25-29.

Annemiek Richters, Théoneste Rutayisire, Theophile Sewimfura, Emmanuel Ngendahayo (2010) “Psychotrauma, healing and reconciliation in Rwanda: The contribution of community-based sociotherapy”, African Journal of Traumatic Stress 1(2):55-64.


Annemiek Richters, Cora Dekker, Pim Scholte (2008) “Community based sociotherapy Byumba, Rwanda”, Intervention 6(2):100-116.

Femke Verduin, Pim Scholte, Cora Dekker, Annemiek Richters (2008), “Sociotherapie in Byumba, Rwanda”, in D. Oosterban, M.J. Stender, B. Geerling, red. Psychiatrie over de grens: Nederlandse GGZ projecten in ontwikkelingslanden, pp, 306-312. Zoetermeer: Free Musketiers.


Annemiek Richters, Cora Dekker, Klaas de Jonge (2005) “Reconciliation in the aftermath of violent conflict in Rwanda”, Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict 3(2):203-222.