Accord Insight: Women building peace

Mar 2013
Accord Insight Women building peace cover
This first Accord Insight presents nine articles drawn from previous editions of Accord that examine the roles women have played in addressing violence and building peace. The publication documents women’s first hand peacebuilding practice: the challenges they faced, the opportunities they created and the lessons they have drawn from their experiences.

Northern Ireland – peace, resilience and community activism

A recent study of community activism in Northern Ireland highlights resilience as a key outcome of the contribution of community action during times of both violence and tentative peacebuilding.

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. 

From enemies to partners? Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Duncan Morrow discusses how reconciliation has provided a crucial direction for efforts to move away from violent conflict towards peaceful partnership in Northern Ireland, shaping and being sustained in large part by a wide variety of grassroots interventions.

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.

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Alexander Ramsbotham and Zahbia Yousuf introduce the Accord Insight 3 project and publication. They emphasise the importance of transforming relationships in peace processes, and draw on the publication's case studies to present four key priorities to enable this transformation:

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships

Aug 2016
Although the importance of reconciliation is increasingly acknowledged by policymakers and practitioners, it is often viewed belatedly and purely as a post-conflict concern. This third Accord Insight reflects on approaches and challenges to address the legacies of violent conflict and stresses the need for efforts to transform relationships between and amongst people and institutions.

Reconciliation and peace processes (Insight)

"The past is a central dimension of reconciliation. But reconciliation is essentially about the future: moving from a divided past towards a shared future. And so it means, at its core, building relations for the future"
 
Dr David Bloomfield, Accord Insight expert contributor