ICTJ and USIP organized documentation training with the support of Truth, Justice, and Memory Studies on August 15 – 19, 2011 in Istanbul. In sum, 31 human rights activists (19 from Afghanistan, 6 from Nepal and 6 from Turkey) participated in the training.
The training covered the following topics: the introduction of country contexts; the essentials of documentation; advocacy; documentation strategy; the essentials of documenting gender-based violations; Burma’s documentation experience; and Martus software.
On Saturday, the participants visited the Saturday Mothers’ protest.  The activists and trainers came to a consensus on further cooperation and sharing experience after the training had finished. Although each of these three countries has a different history and different dynamic of conflict, the participating civil society organisations can learn from each other in the area of transitional justice.
 Saturday Mothers are the families of missing persons who demand the punishment of responsible state officials and the recognition of the truth.