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.

Accord - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent (policy brief)

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.

Countdown to International Women's Day

In the run-up to International Women’s Day 2015, we share the stories of dedicated and inspiring women peacebuilders from around the world.

Colombian women’s initiative wins prestigious peace award

Congratulations to our partners, the Women, Peace and Security Collective for Reflection and Action for receiving the 2015 Pax Christi International Peace Award. This prize serves as an acknowledgement of their tireless work to promote peace at community level in Colombia and challenge women’s traditionally limited peacebuilding roles. 

Peace processes

Jan 2015
This position paper explores current approaches to peace processes and how they should be strengthened in order to promote the conditions for durable peace, and the work we do to support peace processes that go beyond official talks and represent diverse constituencies.

Colombia International Victims Forum

We invite all victims of the armed conflict in Colombia to participate in a forum for developing proposals that will be brought to negotiations in Havana.

Experiences of women peacebuilders: addressing UN forum

Conciliation Resources' partner, Rosa Emilia Salamanca, Executive Director of Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económica (CIASE) in Colombia will be a keynote speaker at a high level 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.


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