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
Ensuring Stable and Peaceful Societies
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.

Colombian women share message of peace with President Santos on state visit

Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, finished his historic state visit to the UK by meeting Colombian women from across London who are working for peace, and renewing his commitment to find a peaceful solution to end over 50 years of war in Colombia.

President Santos met the women, many of whom were forced to flee the conflict, at a community event organised by the Colombian embassy as part of his three-day state visit to the UK.

Film: Breaking the silence

Conciliation Resources works to support women of the Colombian diaspora to share their stories, memories and hopes and to claim a place and a voice in the county's peace process.

New Accord publication on reconciliation and peace processes

"Transforming relationships is not simply a post-conflict endeavour but a continuous process that can start at an earlier stage, before a formal settlement."

No war and no peace in Colombia and the Philippines

The peace processes of the Philippines and Colombia have both, in the past, been hailed as shining examples to the world of innovation and negotiation.

The peace deal is signed – what’s next for Colombia?

September 26 was an historic day for Colombia. After more than 52 years of war, the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a peace agreement.

Giving Colombian women a voice in the peace process

Women of the Colombian diaspora will be visiting their home country this week to ensure their voices are included in the Colombian peace process. 
 

Key websites - Accord Reconciliation and peace processes

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Key websites referenced in the case studies of the Accord Insight 3, Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships