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.
You had to look for it, but buried deep in the UK’s Integrated Review is the acknowledgement that during the coming decade “conflict and instability will continue to pose a major test to global security and resilience”. Teresa Dumasy argues that we must do more to address this challenge.
Exclusion from decision-making, economic opportunity and access to basic services leads to inequalities that can be both a cause and effect of conflict.
The UK Government’s Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review, published this month, sets out the UK’s vision and approach to national security and international policy through to 2030. The Review includes some positive ambitions for peace and security, but there are already signs that words may not translate into effective action.
When opportunities to kickstart or re-start peace processes arise, knowing how to seize and sustain these moments is key. In this webinar, hosted with the United States Institute of Peace, we explore how and under what conditions diverse stakeholders to conflict - such as non-violent movements, mediation support actors and conflict parties themselves - can seize opportunities to build early peace processes in the midst of challenging conflict contexts.
Conciliation Resources has appointed six new members to its Board of Trustees: Christine Cheng, Nesta Hatendi, Dorothee Hutter, Jamille Jinnah, Liz Muir and Lucy Salek.
It was witnessing the devastation of the Somalia conflict that convinced Florence Mpaayei she wanted to become a peacebuilder. Living in neighbouring Kenya, she felt the ripples of unrest that spread throughout the region in its aftermath, including the Rwandan genocide.