Engagement with armed groups is often an essential part of ending violent conflict and saving lives. However, there is generally a widespread reluctance to do so. We provide guidance on the options and tactics for engaging with armed groups in peace processes.
We communicate with armed groups or former armed groups in various countries to bring about peace, and use our practical experience and research to highlight the importance of doing so. We highlight and seek solutions to the impact of legal and political obstacles to engagement. We provide essential guidance on the options and challenges for engaging with armed groups.