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.

FWRM 'Balance' newsletter - Women's Voice and Representation in Fiji's Legislature

Dec 2013
Balance newsletter - Fiji Women's Rights Movement
This issue of 'Balance', the newsletter of CR partner organisation Fiji Women's Rights Movement, focuses on women's voice and representation in Fiji's legislature.

Event - Gender and peace in the post-2015 development agenda

Mar 2014
Conciliation Resources and Saferworld are hosting an event to discuss the linkages between gender equality and peace in the post-2015 development framework on Friday 14th March at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.

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.

Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon (Accord 24) - English version

Jul 2012
Cover of Accord issue 24
Lebanon’s model of post-war power sharing and liberal economic growth has been widely praised. But it has failed to deliver for most Lebanese. Repeated outbreaks of political violence since the 1989 Taif Peace Agreement, and today fear of spillover from insecurity in Syria, show that a fundamentally different approach is needed to transform negative and precarious stability in Lebanon into positive and resilient peace.

8 lessons for improving effectiveness of community platforms

For decades the border regions of the Mano River region countries – Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – have been prone to instability and insecurity. 

Conciliation Resources and our national NGO partners have been working for the past eight years to help alleviate these tensions at a local level. We’re supporting a network of 18 community-based peacebuilding platforms, called District Platforms for Dialogue (DPDs). These are comprised of trusted community members who are trained to identify areas of conflict and encourage discussion. 

Dialogue for Peace

Nov 2016
Dialogue for peace
Since 2010, Conciliation Resources has worked in partnership with national NGOs to establish and empower a network of 18 locally owned peacebuilding structures, called District Platforms for Dialogue (DPDs), in the border regions of Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The network of DPDs has steadily grown through a series of projects. Conciliation Resources has constantly looked to use the lessons from each project to adapt and improve the effectiveness of the DPDs and the support they are offered.

Film: Dialogue for peace

This is the story of Bossou, a village in Forest Guinea at the very epicentre of the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Capacities for peace: Latin America

Mar 2016

The European Union funded Capacities for Peace project, implemented by Conciliation Resources, Saferworld and their partners, supported local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in conflict-affected contexts. In Latin America, Conciliation Resources worked with local organisations in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru – countries that have suffered protracted armed conflicts – to support people to explore ways to strengthen peace processes and prevent violence.

Capacities for peace: Lebanon

Mar 2016

The European Union funded Capacities for Peace project, implemented by Conciliation Resources, Saferworld and their partners, supported local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in conflict-affected contexts. In Lebanon, activities focused on the lessons from local efforts to alleviate tensions between Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees. Through shared learning, the project sought to enhance practice and increase trust and cooperation between various groups.