Kashmiri women know that their role in peacebuilding is important. However, as this report by Ayesha Saeed for Conciliation Resources reveals, their perspectives on peace and conflict vary in different regions.
Conflict in Tajikistan began to escalate during the break-up of the Soviet Union. By 1992 this Central Asian republic was engulfed in civil war. Different interest groups fought for control of the state and the principles that would guide it: secular or Islamic; democratic or authoritarian.
Conflict in Tajikistan began to escalate during the break-up of the Soviet Union. By 1992 this Central Asian republic was engulfed in civil war. After more than three years of peace talks, a power-sharing agreement was signed in June 1997, establishing a joint Commission for National Reconciliation to oversee its implementation. By 2000, the Tajikistani government and the United Nations had declared the peace process a success.
Rachel Sieder describes how indigenous Mayan civil society groups secured protection for their social cultural and political rights and assesses the opportunities and weaknesses presented by the accords.
The signing of peace agreements in 1996 ended 36 years of civil war between the Guatemalan government and the Marxist rebel army, Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unit. The peace process went beyond an arrangement between armed groups, allowing regional and civic actors to advance their concerns on issues of social justice, political power-sharing and the rule of law.