Women in Sierra Leone have experienced atrocities during the war but are traditionally disempowered to influence change. Khadija Alia Bah of Conciliation Resources describes the plight of rural females in this article.
Celia McKeon of Conciliation Resources explains why local peace initiatives are so important and gives examples of success stories from Mali and Sierra Leone to illustrate their transformative potential.
Michael Hammer of Conciliation Resources emphasises in this presentation about peace monitoring, 'the work of actually building peace is being done, and needs to be done, by Sierra Leoneans, Liberians, Guineans and Ivorians themselves.
Although Sierra Leone's rural population remains traumatised and divided after the war, with the right support it can heal itself. This report from Conciliation Resources and Bo Peace & Reconciliation Movement gives examples.
Protracted conflict, elusive peace: Initiatives to end the violence in northern Uganda
Chris Dolan shows that international emphasis on the LRA’s child soldiers is disproportionate to the other interventions which are required, identifying how such a focus has served the interests of NGOs and human rights campaigners, local adults, and the Ugandan government.
Since the mid-1980s, the civil war between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has caused great suffering to the people of Acholiland in northern Uganda. Marked by child-abductions and widespread forced displacement, it has become linked to larger geopolitical interests – particularly the conflict in Southern Sudan. A meaningful peace process remains elusive.
Since the mid-1980s, the civil war between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has caused great suffering to the people of Acholiland in northern Uganda. Accord issue 11 documents the history of peacemaking initiatives by local officials, elders and the international community in efforts to resolve this conflict.
'Interaction on education could serve as a catalyst for stabilisation in Kashmir'. This study, by Ambassador (Rtd) Arif Kamal and Dr Siddiq Wahid, explores the scope for such cooperation across the Line of Control.