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

Once infamous for their widespread atrocities in Uganda, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is now scattered among the border regions of South Sudan, the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Largely unreached by government and security forces, the remote regions provide the perfect terrain for the group’s survival.

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.

A look back - The Accord series on addressing the legacies of violence

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Previous issues of the Accord series have documented reconciliation in peace processes. 'A look back' provides summaries of articles highlighting some of the synergies and tensions between official and unofficial efforts to address legacies of violence. Full articles are available on the Conciliation Resources website: www.c-r.org/accord

The art of the possible: dealing with past violence in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Rachel Clogg, Marina Elbakidze and Arda Inal-Ipa discuss efforts to build new relationships across the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict divide.

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.