Conciliations Resources, as part of a Consortium led by the University of Edinburgh’s Global Justice Academy, has been awarded a research bid from the Department for International Development (DFID) to explore political settlements in fragile and conflict affected states.
A group of youth from either side of the Line of Control (LoC) met in Cape Town, South Africa to share perspectives and discuss opportunities for peace in divided Kashmir.
The Karabakh Contact Group – an initiative to bring together Armenian and Azerbaijani experts to discuss the Nargorny Karabakh conflict – met in December in Washington.
Conciliation Resources is delighted to announce that Dr Eleanor O’Gorman has joined us as the Director of Policy and Practice.
Conciliation Resources has been working with local partners in the Georgian-Abkhaz context for over 15 years, supporting dialogue initiatives between divided communities affected by the 1992-3 violent conflict.
Although fighting in the region died down after 1993, the nearly quarter of a million Georgians displaced from Abkhazia continue to feel the impact of the conflict and still have little opportunity to influence the peace process. Despite significant improvement in recent years, politically, they remain marginalised.
Conciliation Resources has been featured in The Guardian. Our partner Harold Aidoo, Executive Director of the Institute for Research and Democratic Development in Liberia, writes about cross-border areas in West Africa, some of the worst hit by Ebola. In his article, he describes the challenges of uniting communities amidst growing fear, hostility and mistrust.
Despite the fact that women play important roles in relation to peace and security, the international media continues to portray them as victims in armed conflict. Sanne Tielemans adresses this subject in her article titled: Where are the Women? Building Peace beyond the Negotiating Table, published on Alliance for Peacebuilding's Building Peace Forum.
A recent Summit held on 26 September brought together representatives from Mindanao’s numerous indigenous groups to learn about how their rights will be protected in the newly endorsed Bangsamoro Basic Law, and to develop consensus points for common understanding.
A new report by the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University and peacebuilding NGO Conciliation Resources takes a look at the source of mounting insecurity, its impact on people and on diplomatic relations between governments in the region, asking: what can be done at a regional level?