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.

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. 
 

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."

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 

Further reading - Accord Reconciliation and peace processes

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

A suggested further reading list on reconciliation and dealing with legacies of violence, with sections focusing on the Accord Insight 3's four case study contexts - the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict, Colombia, Mindanao (Philippines) and Northern Ireland. 

Key texts - Accord Reconciliation and peace processes

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Key texts drawn from the Accord Insight 3 publication, Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships

Imagining peace and building paths to inclusive reconciliation in Colombia

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Rosa Emilia Salamanca and Ricardo Mendoza argue that whilst the peace talks between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the government provide an important juncture in the peace process, Colombian society still faces considerable challenges in transforming relationships between citizens, and between citizens and the state, that have been shaped by decades of conflict.

Expert analysis - Connecting the dots: reconciliation and peacebuilding

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Whilst there has been relatively little conceptual development of reconciliation in recent times, there has been a marked increase in applied focus on reconciliation frameworks and approaches in a range of conflict contexts.