Surely now is the time to change the ongoing saga of India-Pakistan relations, moving beyond national identities with a view to building peace?
Borderlands are geographic regions that straddle an international border. They frequently become central to wartime struggles but are often overlooked. This Accord explores how past peace processes have incorporated or neglected borderland regions, and offers a new way of thinking about how peacebuilders and policymakers can respond to conflict in these regions.
Two Conciliation Resources partners, from either side of the Line of Control in Kashmir, discuss how a recently opened trade route across the Line of Control is helping to build peace among communities in Kashmir.
The Ebola epidemic that struck West Africa three years ago impacted every section of society, but it was often women who were most affected by the tensions and conflict that the epidemic caused.
A team of four filmmakers from both sides of the LoC in Kashmir have produced a new film to raise awareness of the importance of working across the divide to improve disaster management.
In September, ten peacebuilders travelled from Kenya to West Africa to learn from each other’s challenges and successes, to help them build more peaceful and inclusive societies. In this film, they share what they learnt.
For decades the border regions of the Mano River region countries have been prone to instability and insecurity. Conciliation Resources and our national NGO partners have been working for the past eight years to help alleviate these tensions at a local level.
Conciliation Resources' Georgian and Abkhaz partners carried out a series of focus groups in late 2011. Participants in seven locations across the conflict divide included teachers, businesspeople, politicians, journalists and civil society activists. Their findings contributed to a policy brief on the Georgian–Abkhaz conflict, published by Conciliation Resources and Saferworld in March 2012 as part of the People's Peacemaking Perspectives project.