Category Archive: Consortium

6 ways to support gender inclusion in peace transitions

This post by Dr Sophia Close was first published by Conciliation Resources and is re-posted here with permission. Participation of women and other excluded groups in peace talks and political bargaining is important for sustainable peace. Clear opportunities to support gender inclusion exist in all phases of a peace process – before, during and after a […]

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Interactions between Elections and Constitution-Building Processes in Fragile and Conflict-affected States

Interactions between Elections and Constitution-Building Processes in Fragile and Conflict-affected States, Fourth Edinburgh Dialogue on Post-Conflict Constitution-Building, 2017 Citation:  Download Report Policy Points:  Those concerned with the design and structuring of transitional political processes should understand the ways in which electoral and constitutional processes interact in order to maximize the benefits, and minimize the risks. […]

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Balancing stability and inclusion in peace transitions: a way forward

This post by Dr Zahbia Yousuf was first posted by Conciliation Resources and is re-posted here with permission. Inclusive societies are more resilient and less prone to violent conflict, and achieving greater inclusion is a widely accepted peacebuilding goal. What’s less obvious however, is the journey people in less equal and inclusive societies need to […]

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Navigating Inclusion in Peace Transitions: Beyond Elite Bargains

Navigating Inclusion in Peace Transitions: Beyond Elite Bargains Citation:  Download Report Policy Points:  Inclusive change is slow and incremental. Support to inclusion in peace processes requires realistic, long-term goals and sustained commitment. Inclusive change is essentially an internal agenda and is highly politicised. External engagement is best provided through support or guidance. Conflict resolution frameworks […]

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Gendered Political Settlements: Examining Peace Transitions in Bougainville, Nepal and Colombia

Gendered Political Settlements: Examining Peace Transitions in Bougainville, Nepal and Colombia Citation:  Download the Report Policy Points:  Deliberately building practical forms of inclusion into peace negotiations, agreements and implementing institutions are ways to seize the opportunities for inclusion during and immediately after the negotiation of a peace agreement. Using an intersectional approach to peacebuilding can […]

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India in South Asia: Interaction with Liberal Peacebuilding Projects

India in South Asia: Interaction with Liberal Peacebuilding Projects Citation:  Download the journal article Abstract: In fragile and conflict-affected States (henceforth FCAS) in South Asia, two distinct forms of international engagement have worked simultaneously—the engagement of India, the regional hegemon, and that of Western states that promote liberal peacebuilding projects. From Norwegian engagement in Sri […]

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Understanding and Addressing Conflict-Related Violence Against Women

Understanding and Addressing Conflict-Related Violence Against Women Citation: Download the briefing paper Key findings: Women experience many different types of violence in conflict. Peace and conflict agendas tend to focus on preventing particular forms of violence (for example strategic rape). Increased recognition is required of the different forms of violence which women experience, the ways […]

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Sequencing Ceasefire Agreements: First, Last or in the Middle?

In this post, Robert Forster (PSRP Research Analyst) introduces his new briefing paper, Quick Guide to Ceasefire Arrangements, and highlights recent trends in ceasefire agreements, the challenges of sequencing ceasefires, and where more research is needed. Click here to read and download Rob’s full briefing paper, Quick Guide to Ceasefire Arrangements. For those in the […]

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Gendering the Law of Occupation: The Case of Cyprus

Gendering the Law of Occupation: The Case of Cyprus Citation: Download the journal article Abstract: The long-term occupation of Northern Cyprus provides some valuable insights into the gendered dimensions of the law of occupation. Specifically, close analysis of conflict-related patterns of sexual violence, the regulation of family relationships, and the challenge of sexual trafficking allows […]

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Quick Guide to Ceasefire Arrangements

Quick Guide to Ceasefire Arrangements Citation: Download the paper. Summary: This rapid reaction paper is the result of a survey of ceasefire provisions in 266 ceasefire agreements listed on the Peace Agreement Access Tool (PA-X) database. The note includes core aspects to be included in a ceasefire agreement intended as a quick reference for policy-makers, […]

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