The Central African Republic has had a long and turbulent history of violent conflict and political instability. Since the most recent crisis erupted in 2013 huge efforts have been made to pull the country back from the brink of armed conflict.
For decades the border regions of the Mano River region countries have been prone to instability and insecurity. Conciliation Resources and our national NGO partners have been working for the past eight years to help alleviate these tensions at a local level.
Since July 2016 there has been an intense crisis in the Kashmir Valley in India-administered Kashmir, following the killing of militant Burhan Wani, Hizbul Mujahideen commander. A forum involving journalists from both sides of Kashmir is working to ensure that reporting from either side is not exacerbating the situation.
The peace processes of the Philippines and Colombia have both, in the past, been hailed as shining examples to the world of innovation and negotiation.
The transnational nature of armed groups is a hallmark of contemporary conflict in Africa. Our former East and Central Africa Projects Manager, Ned Dalby, shares his reflections.
The UN will deploy a political mission to Colombia to verify the forthcoming ceasefire. This mission is fundamental to strengthen public confidence in a peace process that may end the longest armed conflict in the American continent.
Peace, security, a future: basic needs that people in the midst of violent conflict desperately want and seek. However, building back trust, livelihoods, institutions and relationships is a complex and long-term endeavours, full of steps forward and back. This is the task of peacebuilding. And we can’t afford not to do it. Here are just three reasons why peacebuilding matters today.
The struggle for liberation has been central to the lives of Bangsamoro Women’s Auxiliary Brigade (BIWAB) members Babus Ling, Lani, Rose and Wilma for decades. They joined the Bangsamoro’s struggle for self-determination in the 1970s following horrific personal experiences encountered during the martial law period.