Visaka Dharmadasa is a member of the Women Mediators across the Commonwealth network, and Chair of the Association of War Affected Women and Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action. Through her involvement in WMC she is connecting with, and learning from, women mediators across the world and taking part in joint promotion and advocacy initiatives with other members.
Through outreach towards communities and FARDC commanders, civil-military committees have created space for dialogue in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Our partner in Nigeria, Hope Interactive, has been awarded the 2019 LIVIA Award by the LIVIA Foundation in Denmark. The award is given to individuals or organisations from around the world who tackle conflict with courage, creativity and non-violence.
Our joint letter to the EU Foreign Affairs Council expresses concern about the European Peace Facility's ambition to train and equip third-country militaries. The EU has better existing tools at its disposal to address global conflict.
Last week, representatives from Conciliation Resources joined leaders and members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), as they announced their intention to form a political party and end over 20 years of armed opposition against the Ethiopian government.
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Last month a peace agreement was signed between the Government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups, following talks in Sudan. Our East and Central Africa Programme Manager, Caesar Poblicks joined an expert panel on Channel Africa to discuss what needs to happen now in the Central African Republic.
Commitments to undertake gender-sensitive conflict analysis have been included in a number of national action plans on Women, Peace and Security in recent years. Since the start of 2019, we’ve been running interviews and workshops with peacebuilding and policy professionals from around the world to better understand how this analysis is being undertaken.
There is an increasing recognition that the causes of conflict are gendered, meaning that conflicts involve and affect people differently depending on their gender. It therefore follows that it is important to apply a gender perspective in any analysis in order to tackle conflict at its roots. There can be no one-size-fits-all approach to doing this, but here are some ‘good practice’ principles that can be applied when conducting a gender-sensitive conflict analysis: