Category Archive: Research Themes

Role of amnesties in peace building explored in new database

Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Edinburgh have launched the first public, open access database which explores amnesties that were granted during ongoing conflicts, or as part of peace negotiations, or in post-conflict periods. 

Social Media, Blockchain, Big Data & Co: How do we support women mediators in peace processes in a technology-driven world?

Fiona Knäussel reflects on the programme’s thinking on women and PeaceTech, the challenges for women peacebuilders in using tech tools and how to address them, and on whether tech solutions are themselves gender-proofed.

Making inclusive peace a reality: virtual launch of the PeaceFem mobile app

Join us on 30 June for an online seminar launching the new PeaceFem app on women and peacemaking.

Ireland’s election to the UNSC: what prospects for Women, Peace and Security?

This short blog by Dr Catherine O’Rourke considers the potential significance of Ireland’s election to the WPS agenda at the UNSC.

War by Other Means: One-sided Memorialisation in Sri Lanka

Bill Rolston examines the one-sided narratives that come through in contemporary public displays in Sri Lanka, following the ending of the three-decade long war.