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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: Angola

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
As part of a set of case studies shedding light on the role of women in peacebuilding, Henda Ducados's article is taken from Accord issue 15 (2004), focusing on Angola.

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.

From military peace to social justice? The Angolan peace process

Oct 2004

From military peace to social justice? The Angolan peace process (Accord issue 15, 2004) asks ‘what next?’ for a nation that has secured a ‘military peace’ but still faces huge challenges in post-conflict peacebuilding and a secessionist war in Cabinda. It provides lessons from Angola’s history of conflict and peacemaking, and reviews past peace processes and the roles played by Angolan civil society, institutions such as the United Nations and foreign governments.

Why did Bicesse and Lusaka fail? A critical analysis

From military peace to social justice? The Angolan peace process
Oct 2004
Christine Messiant examines why the Bicesse (1991) and Lusaka (1994) peace agreements failed to end the Angolan conflict. She finds that neither side (nor their international backers) envisioned the processes as a means to peace but rather to acquiring state power.

The end of the war: The Luena Memorandum of Understanding

From military peace to social justice? The Angolan peace process
Oct 2004
The article outlines how the Luena Memorandum of Understanding was reached and asks whether a more inclusive process might not have laid better foundations for genuine democratisation, reconciliation and reconstruction.

Alternative voices: The Angolan peace movement

From military peace to social justice? The Angolan peace process
Oct 2004
Michael Comerford argues that the emergence of new civil society actors after 1998 was of huge significance in the context of Angola’s polarised, violent and undemocratic past. Churches, media and civic organisations have come to represent a ‘third national voice’.

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