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.

New Colombian indigenous women’s network launched

This week saw the launch of a new council of indigenous women in Colombia, which will work towards ensuring the voices of their respective communities are heard as the country moves towards peace.

Colombian women take centre stage at UK festival

This year’s Women and War festival will include a day dedicated to Colombian women migrants, many of whom left the country during more than fifty years of conflict.

Mass exodus: migration and peaceful change in post-war Nepal

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

Amrita Limbu describes the significant impact that the substantial Nepalis expatriate community has had in shaping the country’s domestic picture. Many Nepalis were encouraged to work abroad to boost the country’s weak economy and to prevent recruitment into the burgeoning Maoist army.

Social movements and inclusive peace in Nepal

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

Social movements have been at the forefront of efforts to challenge prevalent political power structures. Here Mukta Singh Tamang describes the evolution of four major mobilisations – by women, Janajatis (indigenous groups), Dalits (‘low caste’) and Madhesis (from the Tarai plains).

Bridging the divide to save lives in Kashmir

The South Asia region is prone to natural disasters, several of which have had a devastating impact in the Kashmir region. However there is currently very little work being done across the LoC to prepare for, and respond to, these disasters.