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.

Gender and Nepal’s transition from war

Ten years on from the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Nepal that ended a decade-long civil war, Conciliation Resources’ latest Accord spotlight publication explores gender relations and equality in the country’s transition from war. 
 
The new report reflects discussions from a gender workshop convened by Conciliation Resources and the Social Science Baha in Nepal in 2016.

Gender and Nepal's transition from war

Sep 2017
Gender and Nepal's transition from war
This report reflects discussions from a gender workshop held in Nepal, which explored gender relations, equality and Nepal’s transition from war. Focus areas include: affirmative gender action in the transition, gender perspectives on security sector reform, access to justice and political participation; gendered perspectives of marginalised groups, and how different identities intersect. A short case study of the period of intense political change that followed the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal provides an illustrative, contemporary example of opportunities and challenges.

References

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

Further reading relating to the Accord 26 on Nepal, ‘Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process’

Key texts

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

Key texts drawn from the Accord 26 on Nepal, ‘Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process’

Profiles

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

A section providing concise profiles of prominent Nepali political actors and institutions.

Glossary

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

A glossary providing brief explanations of terms relating to prominent Nepali groups, customs and political action.

Chronology of major political events in contemporary Nepal

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

This section sets out a chronology of major political events in contemporary Nepal, from 1846 to November 2016.

Conclusion More forward than back?: next steps for peace in Nepal

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

Issue editors Deepak Thapa and Alexander Ramsbotham review the decade-long transition since the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Accord and consider whether Nepal is indeed post-conflict, or if the last ten years of fractious politics and episodic violence represent simply another phase of struggle.

Uncertain aftermath: political impacts of the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

Austin Lord and Sneha Moktan review the political impact of the 2015 earthquakes. Emergency response mirrored failings of institutional incompetence and political patronage, with marginalised communities amongst the last to receive help. Dysfunctional local governance structures added to the problem.