Resources

Accord Insight: Women building peace

Mar 2013
This first Accord Insight presents nine articles drawn from previous editions of Accord that examine the roles women have played in addressing violence and building peace. The publication documents women’s first hand peacebuilding practice: the challenges they faced, the opportunities they created and the lessons they have drawn from their experiences.

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking

Feb 2008
Faced with the problem of how to respond to the challenges of intra-state armed conflict, international policymakers often turn to incentives, sanctions and conditionality in the hope that these tools can alter the conflict dynamics and influence the protagonists' behaviour. Drawing on case studies from around the world, Accord issue 19 suggests that while these instruments have in some cases helped tip the balance towards settlement, in many others they been ineffective, incoherent or subsumed into the dynamics of the conflict.

Weaving consensus: The Papua New Guinea - Bougainville peace process

Sep 2002

The peace agreement signed in 2001 on the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (PNG), ended the most violent conflict in the South Pacific since World War II. Weaving consensus: the Papua New Guinea - Bougainville peace process (Accord issue 12, 2002) outlines an extraordinary array of creative initiatives and interventions that succeeded not only in ending the organised violence but brought together Bougainvillean society within a national framework. The process defined a negotiated settlement acceptable to all.

Bougainville peace process literacy kit

Jun 2002
With support and input from Conciliation Resources, the Bougainville Inter-Church Women’s Forum (BICWF) developed this Melanesian pidgin literacy kit based on materials about the conflict and peace process for use in critical literacy (popular education) training workshops across Bougainville.

Bougainville literacy workers develop materials to promote conflict awareness

Jan 2002
In this article, Clem McCartney describes the process carried out by literacy workers in Bougainville to create a critical literacy pack that would help residents, particularly those living in remote villages, to gain a better understanding of the conflict that was taking place and the ways that they could be involved in the peace process.

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