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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.

Foreword

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
Zahbia Yousuf and David Newton provide a foreword to the publication, introducing the new Accord Insight paper and elaborating on the structure and rationale of the publication.

Accord Insight: Women building peace

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
The wealth of women's peacebuilding practice documented in the Accord series sheds light on what women peacebuilders have done to overcome conflict. The case studies of this Accord Insight focus on specific contexts, yet also provide three general insights for peacebuilding practitioners and policymakers: women's efforts can broaden the scope of peacebuilding; overcoming challenges to political participation is vital; understanding gender relations is key to building sustainable peace.

Expert Analysis

Expert Analysis - From the forefront of peace and reconciliation: testimonies from women building peace
Mar 2013
An expert analysis from gender specialists Judith Gardner and Judy El-Bushra highlights common themes and experiences from the Accord case studies and situates these in the context of current policy on women, peace and security.

Case study: Northern Ireland

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
As part of a set of case studies shedding light on the role of women in peacebuilding, Kate Fearon's article is taken from Accord issue 13 (2002), focusing on public participation in peace processes.

Key texts and further reading

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
A list of selected Key Texts, Further Reading and Key Websites for reference.

The EU and the transformation of the Irish border

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders
Jan 2011
Katy Hayward describes how European integration helped over time to dilute the political significance of the border between Ireland and Britain, which contributed to the 1993 Downing Street Declaration. The EU has more recently tried to smooth tensions across the Irish border more explicitly through ‘PEACE’ initiatives, rehabilitating marginalised borderland areas and facilitating cross-border cooperation at national levels. But despite such direct EU community engagement, the sustainability of cross-border peacebuilding at a local level is questionable.

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders

Jan 2011
War does not respect political or territorial boundaries. This twenty-second Accord publication looks at how peacebuilding strategies and capacity can ‘think outside the state’: beyond it, through regional engagement, and below it, through cross-border community or trade networks. Edited by Alexander Ramsbotham and I William Zartman, Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders includes 20 case studies from Asia, Europe and the Caucasus, to East, Central and West Africa, Central America and the Middle East. Articles also explore cross-border peacebuilding from global, systems analysis and legal perspectives, and focus on themes ranging from politics, governance and security, social and community relations, and trade and natural resources.

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.

Room for accommodation: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in Northern Ireland

Powers of persuasion: Incentives, sanctions and conditionality in peacemaking
Feb 2008
Asking what role incentives, sanctions and conditionality played in the Northern Ireland peace process, David Mitchell reviews the early years of the peace process, the negotiations that led to the Belfast Agreement and the processes that followed the agreement.

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