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.

Agreement in Colombia ensures justice for victims

Colombia is conducting the most important peace process in the world, which may terminate the last armed conflict in the American continent. Our Colombia programme director, Kristian Herbolzheimer shares some insights on its latest developments

It's about time: increasing women's participation in peacebuilding

Last week the UN reviews its commitments on women, peace and security in the historic UNSCR1325. How far have women frontline peacebuilders come in terms of leading on global security?

Why are women key in peacebuilding?

To mark the 15th anniversary of the UN Resolution on Women, Peace and Security, Rosa Emilia Salamanca, director of our partner organisation 'Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económica' (CIASE) shares her thoughts on why women are essential to peacebuilding processes.

Dialogue event: constructing historic memory of Colombian migration and exile

Join us next Friday 18 September for a conversation on Colombian migration and exile. It will also look at ways that those who have lived through it can utilise their experiences to contribute to the Colombian peace process

Colombia - De‑mining in Micoahumado: from civil resistance to local negotiation with the ELN

In the midst of violence: local engagement with armed groups
May 2015

Mauricio García-Durán and Fernando Sarmiento Santander explore an initiative by the population of Micoahumado in southern Bolivar, one of the most disputed zones in the Colombian conflict. The article identifies how the community was able to convince the ELN to unilaterally de-mine the main arteries connecting the village of Micoahumado in a territory under de facto ELN control.