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Proscribing peace

Jan 2016

For international NGOs and local civil society actors and communities, engaging with armed groups for peaceful ends carries immediate risks to physical security and to reputation, given the political sensitivities of the task. Likewise running peacebuilding programmes in conflict contexts where armed groups operate is complex and high-risk. If the group is on a terrorist list then these risks only multiply.

Gender and conflict analysis toolkit for peacebuilders

Dec 2015

This Toolkit provides practical guidance to peacebuilding practitioners on gender and conflict analysis. It is based on Conciliation Resources' experience in conflict-affected contexts and draws on our participatory approach to conflict analysis. The Toolkit was developed over a two-year time frame and involved various members of staff, partners, and numerous external experts.

The peace process in Mindanao, the Philippines

Dec 2015

This report from NOREF and written by our Director of the Philippines programme, Kristian Herbolzheimer, analyses the key factors that allowed the government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to reach a peace agreement in 2014.

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Investing in long-term peace? The new Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

Sep 2014
Joint report
A new £1 billion Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) is set to replace the Conflict Pool (which has supported the UK’s work in addressing conflict and fragility) in April 2015 under the direction of the National Security Council. This brief asks what this change might mean for the direction of the UK's work on conflict prevention.

Gender and peacebuilding

Jun 2014
Gender and peacebuilding
In recent years the role of gender in armed conflict and peacebuilding has increasingly caught international attention. This position paper explores gender in relation to peacebuilding and conflict prevention, and the work that we do to make peace processes more inclusive.

2012 Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro

Oct 2012
The 2012 Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, signed between the Philippine Government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on 15 October 2012.