25 Nov 2013
Conciliation Resources, welcomes the Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act (HAFA) draft legislation introduced to the US House of Representatives. The bill has the potential to help end violent conflicts by removing the threat of prosecution for those engaged in peacebuilding and mediation work with proscribed groups.
13 Nov 2013
Conciliation Resources, launched its first Accord Insight publication: Women Building Peace, at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in Oslo, Norway on Monday 11 November. The report looks at how women have contributed to peace and reconciliation globally and features first-hand accounts of women’s peacebuilding experiences.
9 Aug 2013
Human rights activist Reverend Akuila Yabaki has been handed a suspended sentence of three months’ imprisonment. In response, we urge that for a peaceful transition to democracy in Fiji, civil society must be free to fulfil their role on behalf of the communities they represent.
15 Aug 2013
Enhanced peacekeeping mission is a welcome development, but a lasting solution to CAR’s political problems requires coordinated national and cross-border cooperation on governance and security issues, as well as support for local civil society peace efforts.
The recent breakthrough in Colombian peace talks – an agreement by parties on political participation – can be seen as a way to innovate and democratise the peace process itself. Kristian Herbolzheimer, Director of Conciliation Resources' Colombia Programme explains.
Governments remain reluctant to engage armed groups, a complex, risky and highly political action. Yet, as Teresa Dumasy explains, constructive engagement with armed groups can create the conditions for the peaceful resolution of conflict.
As decision-makers start to consider a wider variety of options in response to the Syrian crisis, David Newton and Teresa Dumasy assert that a multi-faceted peace process – one that promotes the wide variety of non-violent peace and reconciliation initiatives already being led locally – is what can help transform society and build sustainable peace
The European Partnership for the Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh (EPNK) has launched a new website, providing information about the EPNK for anyone looking to find out more about initiatives to build peace in the region
While talks progress in the Philippines, the inclusion of all parties to the conflict and the broad swathe of civil society – including women and indigenous groups – is key to transforming the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro into sustainable peace. Read about two new projects which look to address this.
A group of women from diverse sectors of Colombian society have launched a new peacebuilding initiative, the 'Ethical Pact for a Country in Peace'. The Pact calls on Colombian society, policymakers and the international community to support the ‘transformation’ of Colombian society to a peaceful one, by signing-up to fifteen actions.