Resources

Talking Peace in the Ogaden

Jun 2014
This report outlines the modern history of ethnic Somalis in Ethiopia, from the late 19th century to the present day. As peace talks continue, it assesses prospects for a peaceful settlement between the Ethiopian government and the Ogaden National Liberation Front rebel movement.

Accord - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent

Apr 2014
Legitimacy matters for peace. It is the basis of the social and political deals between states and citizens, and local leaders and their communities. Legitimacy transforms coercive power into political authority and is the bedrock of peaceful societies.

Afghanistan post-2014: reverberations in Kashmir

Apr 2014
This briefing paper is the third in a series from the Kashmir Initiative Group (KIG), highlighting potential scenarios following the drawdown of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from Afghanistan this year, and its possible implications for the already fragile Indian-Pakistani dialogue as well intra-Kashmir peacebuliding initiatives. For more information on the background to the Kashmir conflict please see the previous brief in this series.

Accord - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent (policy brief)

Apr 2014
This 6-page policy brief summarises the findings of Accord 25 - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent. It argues that a legitimacy lens should be applied to peace processes by paying attention to priorities of context, consent and change.

El Pacto ético por un país en paz

Feb 2014
Un grupo de mujeres de diversos sectores de la sociedad colombiana han lanzado una nueva iniciativa para la construcción de paz: el Pacto ético por un país en paz. El pacto convoca a la sociedad, los diseñadores de políticas y la comunidad internacional a apoyar la “transformación” de la sociedad colombiana hacia una pacífica,por medio de la firma de hasta 15 acciones.

Manifesto - Ethical Pact for a Country in Peace

Feb 2014
A group of women from diverse sectors of Colombian society have launched a new peacebuilding initiative, the Ethical Pact for a Country in Peace. The Pact calls on Colombian society, policymakers and the international community to support the ‘transformation’ of Colombian society to a peaceful one, by signing-up to 15 actions.

Gender, violence and peace: a post-2015 development agenda

Feb 2014
In this paper, Conciliation Resources and Saferworld set out a vision for including gender, violence and peace in the post-2015 framework. A gender, violence and peace approach to post-2015 includes but also goes beyond a focus on women’s empowerment. Inter alia, it means paying attention to the links between gender and violence and prioritising inclusive decision-making. Building on our previous recommendations for including peacebuilding commitments in the post-2015 development agenda, we suggest targets and indicators that illustrate how gender, violence and peace issues can best be integrated into the framework.

Balance newsletter - Women's Voice and Representation in Fiji's Legislature

Dec 2013
This issue of 'Balance', the newsletter of CR partner organisation Fiji Women's Rights Movement, focuses on women's voice and representation in Fiji's legislature.

Note d'information : République centrafricaine : Le dialogue intercommunautaire, clé d’une stabilité durable

Dec 2013
Depuis le coup d'État en mars 2013 par la coalition de Séléka, la situation en République centrafricaine (RCA) s’est empirée, avec l’effondrement complet de l’ordre public et des institutions. Cette note d'information donne un aperçu des tensions actuelles qui frappent la République centrafricaine, et les conditions nécessaires pour la résolution du conflit.

Briefing: Central African Republic: Inter-communal dialogue key to long-term stability

Dec 2013
Since the March 2013 coup by the Seleka coalition, deadly clashes have been taking place across the Central African Republic. The internal situation is quickly escalating, and a robust and committed response is now needed from the international community. This briefing paper outlines obstacles and requirements for the peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Central African Republic.

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