News and Insight

Our staff and partners draw on decades of experience, understanding and analysis to make peace possible. As well as news, see their latest thoughtful insights covering violent conflict, peacebuilding, and global events.

October 2021
News

Magda Zenon is a human rights activist and peacebuilder living in Cyprus, and is a member of Women Mediators across the Commonwealth (WMC). To celebrate the anniversary of UNSCR1325, Magda has interviewed members of the WMC about their experiences of mediating peace and hopes for the future.

October 2021
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Ten years ago, Conciliation Resources co-convened an international conference in the Palace of Aiete, in San Sebastian-Donostia. This helped put in motion a series of events that ushered in a new chapter for peace in the Basque Country. A decade later, the organisers and participants headed back to Aiete to reflect on the achievements of the peace process, and the challenges that lie ahead.

October 2021
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The Women Mediators across the Commonwealth (WMC) network and Conciliation Resources have published their second joint report, 'Beyond the vertical: what enables women mediators to mediate.' The report asks: what are the enabling factors that contribute to the meaningful inclusion and recognition of diverse women in peace mediation?

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September 2021
News

This month Smart Peace consortium partners presented lessons learnt from their experiences of innovative peacebuilding in northeast Nigeria, Central African Republic and Myanmar at an online event hosted by Chatham House.

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September 2021
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Joint statement by Conciliation Resources, European Institute of Peace, InterMediate, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Berghof Foundation, CMI Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation, and CITpax Centro Internacional de Toledo para la Paz.

September 2021
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A new short film is the centrepiece of Conciliation Resources' #SeeTheHuman campaign. The film sees three opposing ‘pairs’ confronting each other before realising that they have more in common than first meets the eye.

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August 2021
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Smart Peace has launched a series of guides introducing the various Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning methods utilised over the course of this ground-breaking project on innovative peacebuilding.

August 2021
News

The recent events in Afghanistan are highly concerning. Our team are putting all efforts into ensuring the safety of those they work with in Afghanistan at this difficult time, whilst looking ahead at what is needed for inclusive peace in Afghanistan.

August 2021
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Prosper Ndimbo is a peacebuilder living in Bossangoa, a small town in the northwest of the Central African Republic (CAR). Bossangoa saw some of the worst fighting during the conflict that engulfed CAR from 2012. Although the levels of violent conflict have reduced in recent years, tensions still remain, in particular since the electoral crisis of December 2020.

July 2021
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Conciliation Resources is partnering with the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund to deliver a new series of grants to address the funding gap on women’s participation in peace processes.

July 2021
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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.

June 2021
Insight

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.