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.

Healing the trauma of war: Sofia Vinasco-Molina

Sofia Vinasco-Molina is part of the Truth, Memory and Reconciliation Commission of Colombian Women in the Diaspora (TMRC). The initiative brings together women in London and Barcelona to share their stories and memories of conflict and migration, and to claim a voice in Colombia’s peace process.

"Peace does not have borders": Angelica

Angelica Quintero is part of the Truth, Memory and Reconciliation Commission of Colombian Women in the Diaspora (TMRC). The initiative brings together women in London and Barcelona to share their stories and memories of conflict and migration, and to claim a voice in Colombia’s peace process.

New Colombian indigenous women’s network launched

This week saw the launch of a new council of indigenous women in Colombia, which will work towards ensuring the voices of their respective communities are heard as the country moves towards peace.

Imagine peace: Colombian migrant women share their stories at UK festival

A group of inspiring Colombian women shared their stories of migration and hopes for the future with hundreds of visitors to this year’s Women and War: Exodus festival. 
 

Goodbye to arms

Conciliation Resources' trustee, Avila Kilmurray, attended Colombia's official reconciliation ceremony this month, where the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) handed over some of their last weapons, signifying an end to over 50 years of armed conflict.

"Here is the place I could start my life again"

Ana Victoria Bastidas arrived in the UK from Colombia more than twenty years ago, after being kidnapped by armed traffickers in the Colombian jungle. She has now made her home in London, and in 2008 began her journey to becoming the first female Colombian priest in the Anglican Church