This stark photo essay captures the plight of civilians in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Conciliation Resources has shot exclusive footage in northeast DRC about this forgotten crisis, where people feel abandoned by their government and the international community.
In these short videos, key female activists involved in the Colombia and Philippines peace processes share their favourite peacebuilding stories and discuss the important role of women in conflict resolution.
Radio France International’s Laura Angela Bagnetto speaks to Father Mark Kumbonyaki, the focal person for the LRA Information Interchurch committee in Yambio, who outlines challenges LRA returnees face in South Sudan.
Journalist Laura Angela Bagnetto, of Radio France International spoke to Father Ernest Sugule, a peace mediator from Dungu, DRC, working with Conciliation Resources, about how repairing the fragile community structure is vital.
Conciliation Resources has been featured in The Guardian. Our partner Harold Aidoo, Executive Director of the Institute for Research and Democratic Development in Liberia, writes about cross-border areas in West Africa, some of the worst hit by Ebola. In his article, he describes the challenges of uniting communities amidst growing fear, hostility and mistrust.
Despite the fact that women play important roles in relation to peace and security, the international media continues to portray them as victims in armed conflict. Sanne Tielemans adresses this subject in her article titled: Where are the Women? Building Peace beyond the Negotiating Table, published on Alliance for Peacebuilding's Building Peace Forum.
A recent Summit held on 26 September brought together representatives from Mindanao’s numerous indigenous groups to learn about how their rights will be protected in the newly endorsed Bangsamoro Basic Law, and to develop consensus points for common understanding.
A new report by the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University and peacebuilding NGO Conciliation Resources takes a look at the source of mounting insecurity, its impact on people and on diplomatic relations between governments in the region, asking: what can be done at a regional level?
September 21st is World Peace Day. Can such an idea ever be more than an aspiration? Is world peace possible? If we mean resolving or preventing violent conflict, then the answer must surely be “Yes”.