Gender, sexual violence and peacebuilding – women’s participation in peace processes

From 10-13 June 2014, the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict will take place at the ExCel Centre in London. As part of the summit, Conciliation Resources is organising two free, open events.

Keynote Address - Rosa Emilia Salamanca

Jun 2014
Ensuring Stable and Peaceful Societies
On 24 April 2014, Conciliation Resources' partner, Rosa Emilia Salamanca, spoke at an event organised by the President of the UN’s General Assembly. She addressed the need to include gender, violence and peace in the UN’s post-2015 development framework. This is a transcript of her address.

Indigenous women and Colombia’s peace process

Jun 2017
This report explores the historic experience of indigenous women in Colombia – a group usually absent from political decision-making processes – and how formal and customary institutions impact their inclusion in Colombia’s political settlement. It charts the emergence of different pathways for change for indigenous women, including the evolution of women’s engagement in the Colombian peace process as well as the inclusion of gender and ethnic minority issues in negotiations. The report looks at how the peace process is an opportunity for indigenous women to play a key role in peacebuilding and the reconfiguration of the political settlement in Colombia.

Annual Report 2016

Jun 2017
Annual Report 2016 cover
Read this annual review of our work in 2016. Highlights include: reconciling community tensions in Ebola-affected areas of West Africa, working with youth to build peace in Kashmir and the release of our Accord publication on 'transforming broken relationships'.

Colombian women take centre stage at UK festival

This year’s Women and War festival will include a day dedicated to Colombian women migrants, many of whom left the country during more than fifty years of conflict.

Innovations in the Colombian peace process: a Gender Subcomission

Following significant pressure from women’s organisations, on September 2014 the Colombian government and the FARC agreed to create a Gender Subcommission tasked with reviewing all documents issued as part of the peace process and ensuring that they contained gender sensitive language and provisions.

No war and no peace in Colombia and the Philippines

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.

Film: Breaking the silence

Conciliation Resources works to support women of the Colombian diaspora to share their stories, memories and hopes and to claim a place and a voice in the county's peace process.

Giving Colombian women a voice in the peace process

Women of the Colombian diaspora will be visiting their home country this week to ensure their voices are included in the Colombian peace process.

The peace deal is signed – what’s next for Colombia?

September 26 was an historic day for Colombia. After more than 52 years of war, the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a peace agreement.