The Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have reached a Framework Agreement that puts an end to one of the most protracted armed conflicts in the world. Kristian Herbolzheimer and Emma Leslie praise a peace process characterised by perseverance, innovation and creativity, but warn that implementation of the Agreement is a complex and fragile process.
The Voice of Peace is a quarterly grassroots newsletter featuring news and opinions from areas affected by the LRA conflict. In this extract from Issue 2, Vicky Amony talks about her daughter who was abducted by the LRA in 2005 and how she is still haunted by the experience.
Peacebuilder Ayesha Saeed reflects on what she's learnt from her participation in a study visit with fellow women peacebuilders. In March 2012, together with a group of 20 others from either side of the line of control in Kashmir, she travelled through Cambodia, learning the history of the country's conflicts and its peacebuilding process.
In March 2012, a group of 21 people from either side of the line of control in Kashmir travelled together through Cambodia, learning the history of the country's conflicts and its peacebuilding process. In this comment piece, peacebuilder Ezabir Ali reflects on what she's learnt about resilience and reconciliation.
Janet Adama Mohammed has been working with rural women and communities to build peace for nearly two decades. “For me it’s never been about seeking money or power – just having a positive influence. We all need to find spaces in which we can unleash what we’re passionate about.” In this comment piece she reflects on how she first got involved in mediating conflicts in her native Ghana and how, in the years since, she’s been involved in some pivotal moments in the recent history of West Africa.