Waleed Khan is the Director of Programmes and Finance at the Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR), one of Conciliation Resources’ partner organisations in South Asia. KIIR is a not-for-profit organisation based in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, which promotes peacebuilding in the region.
Libya is a country that has seen violent conflict and political gridlock since the revolution in 2011. Despite continuing high levels of violence and the absence of a formal peace settlement, local mediation efforts are taking place. These processes are contributing to pockets of stability and strengthening local capacity to handle conflict – reconciliation is not something that can only happen once a peace settlement has been reached.
Conciliation Resources and the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) in conjunction with the Mediation Support Network are hosting an online event to support the launch of our new Accord Spotlight publication, ‘Ceasefire Monitoring: Developments and Complexities’.
Joint Conciliation Resources, International Alert and Saferworld statement on the impact of UK aid cuts on peacebuilding efforts and our partners around the world.
Mohamed Mohamud Mohamed, commonly known by his birthplace, ‘Darusalam’, was raised in the rural heartlands of the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia. It was here that the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) were, for more than two decades, fighting for self-determination for Somalis in the Ogaden region, against the government of Ethiopia.
We work with young people around the world to support them in building long-term, sustainable peace in their communities, and to ensure greater participation of young people in peace processes.
Young people are not just victims or perpetrators of violent conflict. They are key actors in processes of conflict transformation and socio-political change. It is however important to understand their aspirations for change and what influences their decisions to take a violent or nonviolent path.
Conciliation Resources’ work in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia has been nominated for a prestigious Charity Award, the longest running award scheme in the charity sector.
The UK Government has stopped funding a vital programme working to prevent violence and build peace in three of the world’s most fragile states.
Norhanie Mamasabulod Taha is a member of the Community Safety Working Group for Barangay Long in the Philippines. She is also Chairperson for the Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office, Municipality of Pagalungan, Maguindanao and lives with restricted mobility following a childhood accident.
Over the last 25 years we’ve worked with partners in conflict-affected contexts to support inclusive and sustainable peace. We’ve found that an intersectional approach to gender-sensitive conflict analysis – one that includes masculinities – can help understand and address the power imbalances among and between women, men and other gender identities that drive or contribute to violence.
News that the two nuclear powers of India and Pakistan have agreed to observe a ceasefire across the Line of Control was an unexpected turn in Kashmir’s long history of conflict. It’s a small step in the right direction in one of the most militarised regions of the world. But for a lasting and sustainable peace in Kashmir, the people living at the centre of this conflict need to be involved in building their own future.