Category Archive: CR

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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Peacebuilding and transition in borderlands

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 violence, (in)security, governance and […]

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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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Processing peace in Afghanistan

Processing peace in Afghanistan Larson, A. (June 2017) Citation: Download the Accord report. Key points: • Distributing power: conventional approaches to power-sharing in Afghan peace initiatives have not taken into account Afghans’ multi-layered identities. Unpicking Afghan understandings of inclusion and power-sharing and how these relate to stability and conflict resolution is key to supporting effective, […]

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Gender and Conflict Analysis Toolkit for Peacebuilders

Gender and Conflict Analysis Toolkit for Peacebuilders Conciliation Resources (2015) About: This toolkit was produced for practical guidance on how to explore gender in relation to ‪peace and conflict. This toolkit is based on the experiences of Conciliation Resources’ experience in conflict-affected contexts and draws on their participatory approach to conflict analysis. Keywords: Gender, Conflict, Peacebuilding Download the toolkit. Return […]

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Two steps forward, one step back The Nepal peace process

Two steps forward, one step back, The Nepal peace process Thapa, D, and Ramsbotham, A. (April 2017) Abstract: The enduring dominance of established elites and the historic discrimination of marginalised communities acted as key drivers to sustain Nepal’s civil war from 1996 to 2006. In response, how to support greater inclusion has been central to […]

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From cooperation to contention. Political unsettlement and farmer-pastoralist conflicts in Nigeria

From cooperation to contention. Political unsettlement and farmer-pastoralist conflicts in Nigeria Higazi, A. and Yousuf Z. (March 2017) Abstract: This publication examines the increasing incidence of violent conflict between pastoralists and farmers in Nigeria. It looks at how previous cooperative relationships have broken down in many communities resulting in unprecedented levels of killing and destruction. […]

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Peace, Power and inclusive change in Nepal: Political Settlements in Practice

Peace, Power and inclusive change in Nepal: Political Settlements in Practice Neelakantan, A., Ramsbotham, A. and Thapa, D. (October 2016) Abstract: This paper tracks some of the ways in which inclusion has progressed through post-war transition in Nepal, and how it has navigated shifting power dynamics. It explores how power is configured in Nepal, what […]

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