Category Archive: Conflict

10 steps for peace in Afghanistan

The 10 steps for peace in Afghanistan blog written by Alexander Ramsbotham was first published by our partner Conciliation Resources to go along with the publication of a policy brief on the ground-breaking Accord report Incremental Peace in Afghanistan published earlier this year.   There is the opportunity now for progress towards peace in Afghanistan. But […]

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Capturing the Multiplicities of Peace: Photography, Representation; Everyday Strategies of Transition

Capturing the Multiplicities of Peace: Photography, Representation & Everyday Strategies of Transition Astrid Jamar (PSRP) and Laura Martin, ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, 7 April 2018. Download presentation Return to Multimedia Forum.  

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The ceasefire is essential – but what should happen next for peace in Afghanistan?

This article by Alexander Ramsbotham (Conciliation Resources) was first published by OpenDemocracy on 27 June 2018. So far a persistent theme of the Afghan conflict is the glaring gap between words and actions, with both sides talking peace while intent on waging war. Afghanistan is at a crossroads facing two possible futures: indefinite violent conflict, […]

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President Najibullah and the National Reconciliation Policy

Incremental peace in Afghanistan

Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition

Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition Citation: Buy or access the book Abstract: By comparatively assessing three conflict-affected jurisdictions (Liberia, Northern Ireland and Timor-Leste), Conflict-Related Violence against Women empirically and theoretically expands current understanding of the form and nature of conflict-time harms impacting women. The ‘violences’ that occur in conflict beyond strategic rape are first identified. […]

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Incremental Peace in Afghanistan

Incremental Peace in Afghanistan Citation: Download the report. Download the policy brief. Watch editors & authors of the report on Afghanistan share their thoughts on the way forward for peace in Afghanistan at the report launch event in this video. In shorter videos, contributors also discuss the prospects for peace in Afghanistan. The first short […]

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Intimate Partner Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: Insights and Lessons from Northern Ireland

Intimate Partner Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: Insights and Lessons from Northern Ireland Citation: Download the research report. Key points: An understanding of intimate partner (‘domestic’) violence that incorporates coercive and controlling behaviour related to threats of harassment and psychological abuse alongside physical violence, is crucial to addressing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). IPV is […]

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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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Political Commemoration: The Inclusion Dynamics of ‘Partisan Commemoration’

Political Commemoration: The Inclusion Dynamics of ‘Partisan Commemoration’ Citation: Download briefing paper. Policy points: • Politically partisan commemoration is a prolific activity in many societies with a history of ethno- national conflict, used and valued by political actors • Politically partisan commemoration appears divisive, but can paradoxically underpin peace by cohering communities ambivalent about the […]

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