Resources

Civil Society: Participating in peace processes

Jan 2005
Peace processes which only include political and military players are potentially dangerous. Celia McKeon of Conciliation Resources explains why civil society's role is crucial in her chapter in 'People building peace II'.

Enlarging spaces and strengthening voices for peace: Civil society initiatives in Mindanao (2003)

The Mindanao peace process: A supplement to Compromising on autonomy (2003)
Apr 2003
Accord Mindanao: Enlarging spaces
Carolyn Arguillas discusses how civic actors have responded to the pendulum swings between war and peace in Mindanao and how they have participated in ongoing peace efforts.

The Mindanao peace process: A supplement to Compromising on autonomy (2003)

Apr 2003

The 1996 Peace Agreement between the Republic of the Philippines government and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) was a milestone in many ways: all previous attempts to negotiate an end to 24 years of civil war had failed. Implementation of the peace deal did not end the violence but the efforts and innovations in peacemaking in Mindanao offer invaluable examples for people working to resolve conflicts around the world.

Accord issue 6, Compromising on autonomy: Mindanao in transition, contains analysis on Islamic diplomacy, civil society roles and development.

Workshop report: mechanisms for political participation of the public in peacemaking

Feb 2002
This report from a joint analysis workshop on mechanisms for political participation of the public in the peace processes in Colombia, Guatemala, Mali, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Somalia, and South Africa summarises the discussions that took place and describes key issues and examples from specific experiences.

Compromising on autonomy: Mindanao in transition (1999)

Apr 1999

The 1996 Peace Agreement between the Republic of the Philippines government and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) was a milestone in many ways: all previous attempts to negotiate an end to 24 years of civil war had failed. Implementation of the peace deal did not end the violence but the efforts and innovations in peacemaking in Mindanao offer invaluable examples for people working to resolve conflicts around the world.

Accord issue 6, Compromising on autonomy: Mindanao in transition, contains analysis on Islamic diplomacy, civil society roles and development.

Sustaining the constituency for Moro autonomy (1999)

Compromising on autonomy: Mindanao in transition
Apr 1999
Macapado A. Muslim discusses how the momentum of the 1996 peace agreement can be sustained, warning that more progress must be made on development in Mindanao if willingness to accept autonomy is to remain strong.

A critical partnership: Civil society and the peace process (1999)

Compromising on autonomy: Mindanao in transition
Apr 1999
Accord Mindanao: A critical partnership
Rufa Cagoco-Guiam explores civil society’s relationship to the peace process, which, although characterised by exclusion from the negotiating table and post-agreement development mechanisms, contains the potential for civil society to be at the forefront of building a culture of peace.

The politics of transition (1999)

Compromising on autonomy: Mindanao in transition
Apr 1999
Accord Mindanao: Politics of transition
Eric Gutierrez describes the failure of the transition structures created for Mindanao following the 1996 peace agreement (such as the MNLF-run Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development).

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