The Jammu & Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce

The Jammu & Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries (J&K JCCI) is the first ever cross Line of Control institution that brings together the main business chambers and traders’ associations from across the divide. J&KJCCI and Conciliation Resources work together on the confidence building measure of cross Line of Control trade between the two sides of divided Kashmir, strengthening trade related policies and breaking down regional divisions. 

Gender and peacebuilding

Jun 2014
Gender and peacebuilding
In recent years the role of gender in armed conflict and peacebuilding has increasingly caught international attention. This position paper explores gender in relation to peacebuilding and conflict prevention, and the work that we do to make peace processes more inclusive.

Faith Divided: Spirituality Caught in Conflict

This film, directed by two filmmakers from either side of the Line of Control in Kashmir, provides an emotive illustration of how conflict has prevented Kashmiris across different faiths from visiting their places of worship.

Human Welfare Voluntary Organisation (HWVO)

The Human Welfare Voluntary Organisation (HWVO) is a nongovernmental organisation working to improve the livelihoods of people in rural and urban areas and promote the development of their physical, social, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Conciliation Resources and HWVO work together on issues related to the confidence building measure of cross Line of Control trade between the two sides of divided Kashmir.

Bureau of Research on Industry & Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF)

The Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF) is a market research and consulting organisation that focuses primarily on survey based research in undertaking diagnostic studies, policy research, programme implementation and project evaluation on socioeconomic issues in order to inform public policy debates. Conciliation Resources and BRIEF work together to support the confidence building measure of cross Line of Control trade between the two sides of divided Kashmir.

Emma Sawatzky

Emma joined Conciliation Resources in October 2016 as the South Asia Programme Volunteer. Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Queen's University, Canada. She completed her Master's in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of St Andrews in 2016, and focused her research on reconciliation and transitional justice in divided societies. 

Commonwealth fellowships support peacebuilding in Kashmir

In 2017, the theme of The Commonwealth is 'a peacebuilding Commonwealth'. Conciliation Resources supports peacebuilding across the Commonwealth by hosting Commonwealth Fellows - mid-career professionals from other Commonwealth countries.

Empowering women across divided Kashmir

Conciliation Resources’ partners, Atia Anwar and Ezabir Ali are working independently on either side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir with women affected by the on-going conflict.

Journalists’ forum bridges Kashmir communications gap

Since July 2016 there has been an intense crisis in the Kashmir Valley in India-administered Kashmir, following the killing of militant Burhan Wani, Hizbul Mujahideen commander. A forum involving journalists from both sides of Kashmir is working to ensure that reporting from either side is not exacerbating the situation.

Working with youth to build a better future for Kashmir

Conciliation Resources’ partners Waqas Ali and Fayaz Ahmad Dar have been working on either side of the Line of Control (LoC) with young people in Kashmir.