Category Archive: CR

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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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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Gender in political transition: Bougainville’s peace process

Gender in political transition: Bougainville’s peace processs Citation:  Access the report here. Abstract: Women’s civil society activism in Bougainville has not always been well reflected in decision-making processes; however the political transition following the Bougainville Peace Agreement in 2001 has provided opportunities for greater inclusion. This report explores how gender dynamics shape decision-making, power and […]

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Gender in Political Transition: Bougainville’s Peace Process

Gender in Political Transition: Bougainville’s Peace Process Citation: Kirkham, A., Close, S., Yousuf, Z. (2018). Gender in Political Transition: Bougainville’s Peace Process (PSRP Report). London: Conciliation Resources. Download Report. Key Points: Women’s civil society activism in Bougainville has not always been well reflected in decision-making processes; however the political transition following the Bougainville Peace Agreement in […]

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Bringing in the margins, Peacebuilding and transition in borderlands

Bringing in the margins, Peacebuilding and transition in borderlands Citation: Download the report. Abstract: This report summarises discussions from a workshop to explore sub-state political settlements in conflict-affected borderlands and the possibilities for more effective and inclusive peacebuilding interventions. It looks at four key themes: concepts of borderlands, inclusion and political settlement; the particular types of […]

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Peacebuilding: a view from the margins

This blogpost by Dr Zahbia Yousuf (PSRP researcher, Conciliation Resources) was first published on EU-CIVCAP. Statebuilding and peacebuilding discussions increasingly emphasise inclusion as a key ingredient for peaceful states and societies, and marginalisation as a key cause of conflict. However, the persistence of conflict and violence in many borderland regions can defy and challenge these […]

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Gender and Nepal’s transition from war

Gender and Nepal’s transition from war Citation: Download report. Key points: • Formal participation vs. informal influence: The post-war era has brought clear gains for women in terms of formal political participation and representation. But these have not been matched by women’s ability to influence decision-making. Established male political leaders continue to monopolise major policy […]

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Indigenous women and Colombia’s peace process

Indigenous women and Colombia’s peace process Salamanca, R. E., Ramirez, L. Cárdenas, M., Yousuf, Z. and Close, S. (June 2017) Citation:  Download the report. Key points: • Colombia’s Final Peace Agreement sets 
an international standard for the inclusion 
of indigenous women in peace processes: women’s and indigenous women’s organisations effectively lobbied to ensure their meaningful […]

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