Colombia

Gender, sexual violence and peacebuilding – women’s participation in peace processes

From 10-13 June 2014, the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict will take place at the ExCel Centre in London. As part of the summit, Conciliation Resources is organising two free, open events.

Keynote Address - Rosa Emilia Salamanca

Jun 2014
On 24 April 2014, Conciliation Resources' partner, Rosa Emilia Salamanca, spoke at an event organised by the President of the UN’s General Assembly. She addressed the need to include gender, violence and peace in the UN’s post-2015 development framework. This is a transcript of her address.

Policy brief - Legitimacy and peace process: from coercion to consent

Apr 2014
This 6-page policy brief summarises the findings of Accord 25 - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent. It argues that a legitimacy lens should be applied to peace processes by paying attention to priorities of context, consent and change.

Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent (Accord 25)

Apr 2014
Legitimacy matters for peace. It is the basis of the social and political deals between states and citizens, and local leaders and their communities. Looking at 15 country case studies at various stages of conflict, this edition in our Accord series focuses on legitimacy and the practical ways that it can contribute to building more sustainable peace.

CR partner addressing top level UN forum on everyday experiences of women peacebuilders

Rosa Emilia Salamanca, Executive Director of Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económica (CIASE) in Colombia will be a keynote speaker at a forum organised by the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and UN Women in New York on 3 September.

Pioneering Accord series released as ebooks

For the first time, all 25 editions of Conciliation Resources' Accord publications are now available to download as free e-books. Download your copies now!

Colombia: legitimacy, women and the Havana peace talks

Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent
Apr 2014

Rosa Emilia Salamanca stresses that the urgency of ending Colombia’s 50-year-old war has lent a degree of “imperative legitimacy” to the official talks, but establishing broader legitimacy for the peace process can only come from a wider peace agenda that responds to the needs and interests of Colombian society.

Rosa Emilia Salamanca

Rosa Emilia Salamanca is Executive Director of Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económica (CIASE) in Colombia, a member of the Women, Peace and Security Collective for Reflection and Action, which calls for a transformation towards a more peaceful Colombian society. Rosa Emilia also participates in Coalicion 1325, which advocates for a Colombian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, and is a member of the National Network of Women.

Ethical Pact for a Country in Peace

Feb 2014
A group of women from diverse sectors of Colombian society have launched a new peacebuilding initiative, the Ethical Pact for a Country in Peace. The Pact calls on Colombian society, policymakers and the international community to support the ‘transformation’ of Colombian society to a peaceful one, by signing-up to 15 actions.

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