The voices of people most affected by the Lord's Resistance Army conflict are not always the loudest and their opinions on the conflict can go unheeded. Conciliation Resources's policy brief for the European Union – part of the People's Peacemaking Perspectives project with Saferworld – addresses this issue.
This policy brief summarises Conciliation Resources’ Accord (issue 16) 'Choosing to engage: Armed groups and peace processes' and focuses on the importance and challenges of negotiating with armed groups.
'Well-designed and resourced external engagement can increase the likelihood of those in conflict making peace". Conciliation Resources' submission to the Department for International Development's consultation explains in more detail.
This policy brief accompanies Conciliation Resources’ Accord (issue 20), 'Reconfiguring politics: The Indonesia – Aceh peace process'. It summarises the peace process and the lessons to be learned from it.
This policy brief complements Conciliation Resources’ Accord (issue 19), 'Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking'. It provides analysis and advice on the best way to use such tools constructively.