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.
After 17 years of negotiations, the Government of the Philippines will sign a historic peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Manila on 27 March 2014. Conciliation Resources is proud to have played a significant role in mediation support.
This report explores the historic experience of indigenous women in Colombia – a group usually absent from political decision-making processes – and how formal and customary institutions impact their inclusion in Colombia’s political settlement. It charts the emergence of different pathways for change for indigenous women, including the evolution of women’s engagement in the Colombian peace process as well as the inclusion of gender and ethnic minority issues in negotiations. The report looks at how the peace process is an opportunity for indigenous women to play a key role in peacebuilding and the reconfiguration of the political settlement in Colombia.
The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia insurgents are about to reach a comprehensive peace agreement. This report describes a number of innovations and other developments leading up to this widely predicted agreement that might be relevant to peace processes elsewhere.
Froilyn Mendoza is an indigenous community leader. Despite her young age, she has already helped to highlight the rights and struggles of indigenous people on a national and international scale in the framework of the peace process in southern Philippines.
The enduring dominance of established elites and the historic discrimination of marginalised communities acted as key drivers to sustain Nepal’s civil war from 1996 to 2006.
In response, how to support greater inclusion has been central to efforts to build peace. Yet it has proved challenging to push forward the inclusion agenda in Nepal’s complex post-war social and political landscape.
Inclusive change has been variously advocated, incited, resisted and negotiated amongst social and political groups – elite and non-elite - for decades and in multiple forms
A recent Summit held on 26 September brought together representatives from Mindanao’s numerous indigenous groups to learn about how their rights will be protected in the newly endorsed Bangsamoro Basic Law, and to develop consensus points for common understanding.
As the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front meet in Kuala Lumpur, Froilyn Mendoza, founder of TLWOI, shares how she and other indigenous women are fighting for their voices to be heard in the new Bangsamoro Basic Law.
Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent
Yasmin Busran-Lao tracks the increasing prominence of women in formal and informal talks in the Mindanao peace process in the Philippines. This has coincided over time with the evolving engagement of civil society in the process and the growth of the women’s movement in the country more broadly.