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Annual Report 2017

May 2018

Read this annual review of our work in 2017. Highlights include: establishing a network of peace platforms in northeast Nigeria to engage youth, strengthening the abilities of indigenous women in Colombia to monitor implementation of the peace agreement, and building relationships between civil society and the military in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Infographic: Annual Report 2016

Explore our interactive graphic to find out more about our peacebuilding work and achievements in 2016.

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'.

Women's meaningful participation in peace

Jan 2017
Women's meaningful participation in peace
It is widely acknowledged that women’s meaningful participation in peace processes is fundamental to ensuring a sustainable and transformative peace. However there is still much to be learned about how to move forward in practical terms. Each peace process offers an opportunity to innovate and contribute to the global knowledge on how to improve the quality of a peace process.

Women's Declaration of Commitment

Mar 2015
Some 100 women from different social, ethnic and religious backgrounds in the Bangsamoro (Philippines) participated in a forum and produced this Declaration to assert their commitment and advocate for women's meaningful participation in the peace process. This Women's Forum took place in Cotabato in March 2015.

A better Bangsamoro for all, women's contributions to the Basic Law

Conciliation Resources has been working with four women's organisations in the Bangsamoro (Mindanao, Philippines) on a project to secure women's participation in the new Bangsamoro Basic Law and Bangsamoro Government.

The women's groups conducted 72 consultations with 3,000 women. The results of these consultations are in this video.

Women behind the frontlines and their continued struggle for liberation

The struggle for liberation has been central to the lives of Bangsamoro Women’s Auxiliary Brigade (BIWAB) members Babus Ling, Lani, Rose and Wilma for decades. They joined the Bangsamoro’s struggle for self-determination in the 1970s following horrific personal experiences encountered during the martial law period.

How can international support enhance the role of women peacebuilders?

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the historic UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, we asked some of our partners in The Philippines to share their views on the international community's role in supporting women building peace.

Building peace together: local voices

We are lucky to work with a range of partners from across the world. Watch this video to have a small insight into why all of us together believe peacebuilding is crucial.

The Bangsamoro Basic Law is a historic opportunity for indigenous women

As the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front meet in Kuala Lumpur, Froilyn Mendoza, founder of TLWOI, shares how she and other indigenous women are fighting for their voices to be heard in the new Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Al Jazeera: The Philippine Muslim rebels' long path to peace

Following the historic signing of a peace agreement in the Philippines, we spoke to Al Jazeera about the achievements and the long term challenges of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro.

Q & A with Miriam Coronel-Ferrer: The Mindanao Peace Talks

Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Chairperson of the Philippines’ Government peace panel for negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), spoke to Conciliation Resources about the aims and challenges of the Mindanao peace process as she reflects on the lessons learned from past peacebuilding efforts. 

Peace in Times of War

On 25 January 2014 the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front concluded sixteen years of negotiations seeking to putting an end to an armed conflict which originated in 1968. Kristian Herbolzheimer explains the origins of the conflict, details the innovations that led to the deal, outlines the ramifications of the deal itself, and warns that lessons need to be learnt to ensure that the implementation of the agreement is effective.

BBC World News interview: historic peace deal signed in the Philippines

Emma Leslie, Philippines Programme Associate, talks to BBC World News about the recent signing of the Comprehensive Agreement of the Bangsamoro between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and discusses the importance of effective implementation for the sustainability of the peace agreement.

Mindanao: dealing with the past

Dealing with the past is now one of the big challenges for the Philippines in its transition from war to peace in Mindanao. Looking to international examples, Kristian Herbolzheimer analyses what is the best way to deal with the past in order to strengthen coexistence and prevent further confrontation, to promote a more trusted, accountable and democratic governance system?