Legitimacy matters for peace. It defines the social and political deals between states and citizens, and local leaders and communities. The new edition of Accord focuses on legitimacy, and the ways that it can help build more equitable and sustainable peace.
A diverse group of participants from across the country are taking part in the Fiji Young Women's Forum. This three-day event provides a space for young women leaders to come together to discuss the specific needs that they have in common, & share perspectives ahead of Fiji’s first election since 2006
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.
Lebanon’s model of post-war power sharing and liberal economic growth has been widely praised, but it has failed to deliver for most people. More than 20 years on from the Taif agreement that ended the civil war, Lebanon is not a post-conflict society. Our new Accord analysis – which comes as insecurity in Syria poses a renewed threat to Lebanon’s precarious stability – examines options for developing a more positive peace. An accompanying policy brief sets out priorities for change.
In 2000 the UN adopted Resolution 1325 which called for greater inclusion and decision-making roles for women within peace processes. More than ten years on, actual implementation of 1325 remains patchy. Conciliation Resources is working to build women’s capacity to participate fully and equally in future peace processes.