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Supporting women's meaningful participation in peace

Explore our interactive infographic to find out more about how to support women's meaningful participation in peace.

From Ebola survivor to community peacebuilder

At the height of the Ebola crisis, it was estimated that 75 per cent of people contracting the disease were women. As the primary care givers to the sick, as nurses and as traders, women were more exposed to the virus and as such were often ostracised by their communities.

Voice of the voiceless: women building peace in LRA-affected communities

Tatiana Bengue and Susan Thomas Perembata have both founded organisations to help women and children who escape from the LRA, return and reintegrate into their communities. Conciliation Resources has been supporting them to gain sills, advice, ideas and networks to increase their own, and their organisations’, influence and voice.

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.

8 lessons for improving effectiveness of community platforms

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.

Dialogue for Peace

Nov 2016
Dialogue for peace
Since 2010, Conciliation Resources has worked in partnership with national NGOs to establish and empower a network of 18 locally owned peacebuilding structures, called District Platforms for Dialogue (DPDs), in the border regions of Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The network of DPDs has steadily grown through a series of projects. Conciliation Resources has constantly looked to use the lessons from each project to adapt and improve the effectiveness of the DPDs and the support they are offered.

Nothing is possible without unity: women's voices post-Ebola

The Ebola epidemic that struck West Africa three years ago impacted every section of society, but it was often women who were most affected by the tensions and conflict that the epidemic caused.

Dialogue for Peace

Nov 2016
Dialogue for peace
Since 2010, Conciliation Resources has worked in partnership with national NGOs to establish and empower a network of 18 locally owned peacebuilding structures, called District Platforms for Dialogue (DPDs), in the border regions of Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The network of DPDs has steadily grown through a series of projects. Conciliation Resources has constantly looked to use the lessons from each project to adapt and improve the effectiveness of the DPDs and the support they are offered.

Rebuilding trust in Bangui

"You have to forgive. I want to work for peace, so I have to start with myself, I need to forget the past. If I don’t forget, I cannot be an actor for peace for others."

Beyond reintegration towards reconciliation in the post-Ebola context

Aug 2016
Cover of Beyond Reintegration Policy Brief

Since March 2015, Conciliation Resources and national civil society partners have been implementing a two year project aimed at understanding, mitigating and resolving tensions arising from, or exacerbated by, the Ebola crisis.

The project focuses on 18 remote border districts in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire where community-based initiatives, called District Platforms for Dialogue (DPDs), are facilitating and mediating dialogue in their respective communities.

Ebola: beyond the health crisis

Ebola was not just a health crisis. In the already tense border regions of West Africa the epidemic, and attempts to control it, sparked fresh waves of violence. Conciliation Resources has been supporting local peacebuilders to reunite and reconcile communities, survivors and local authorities.

Capacities for peace: Latin America

Mar 2016

The European Union funded Capacities for Peace project, implemented by Conciliation Resources, Saferworld and their partners, supported local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in conflict-affected contexts. In Latin America, Conciliation Resources worked with local organisations in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru – countries that have suffered protracted armed conflicts – to support people to explore ways to strengthen peace processes and prevent violence.

Capacities for peace: West Africa

Mar 2016

The European Union funded Capacities for Peace project, implemented by Conciliation Resources, Saferworld and their partners, supported local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in conflict-affected contexts. In the Mano River region, the project established District Platforms for Dialogue (DPDs) – multi-stakeholder platforms which aim to address violence and instability – along the Ivorian-Liberian border. In Nigeria, Conciliation Resources and partners supported marginalised local young people in Jos, Plateau State, to take on active roles in preventing violence and created space for dialogue on governance issues.

Capacities for peace: Lebanon

Mar 2016

The European Union funded Capacities for Peace project, implemented by Conciliation Resources, Saferworld and their partners, supported local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in conflict-affected contexts. In Lebanon, activities focused on the lessons from local efforts to alleviate tensions between Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees. Through shared learning, the project sought to enhance practice and increase trust and cooperation between various groups.

Capacities for peace: The Philippines

Mar 2016

The European Union funded Capacities for Peace project, implemented by Conciliation Resources, Saferworld and their partners, supported local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in conflict-affected contexts. In the Philippines, Conciliation Resources worked with partners to revive and influence the peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front Philippines (NDFP).