Increasing the participation of women as peace mediators is essential for achieving gender equality and inclusive peace
A new report by PSRP, Durham University, and UN Women examines ways to increase the number of women in high-level peace mediation positions.
Newest release expands PA-X data to 2021
The PA-X Peace Agreements Database has been updated with new agreements covering the first half of 2021. With this release, PA-X remains the most expansive and complete online archive, database, and dataset of peace agreements.
Call for Submissions: Local Voices at a Crossroads Article Series
“Local Voices at a Crossroads” is an article series in which local actors of everyday peace share their insights into the fragilities and resilience of their societies in the face of conflict. This series represents great potential to help understand local realities and make the case for enhanced support to local actors and peacebuilders.
Ceasefires tracker featured at GeoConvergence Workshop
The Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19 Tracker was featured as a Lightning Talk Video at the event, as part of a collection of videos highlighting current research endeavors and calls for future innovation. In the talk, PSRP’s Dr Devanjan Bhattacharya introduces the tracker and its uses, and offers insights into how the tracker dashboard was developed by the PeaceTech team at the University of Edinburgh.
PA-X Data featured in new analysis of ceasefire design and effectiveness
Data from the PA-X Peace Agreements Database has been featured in a new analysis of ceasefire design and effectiveness: The Logic of Ceasefires in Civil War.
MobilitySafe: navigating cities in times of pandemic and conflict
A PSRP researcher has been awarded a new grant under the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account scheme to develop a map-based tool to help individuals navigate cities in times of pandemic and conflict.
Young artists illustrate life in Syrian opposition-held areas
A group of young Syrian artists have collaborated to illustrate life in opposition-held areas during the Covid-19 pandemic. The artists produced two exhibitions – combining art, music, and activities – that offer powerful insights into the daily lives of Syrian displaced and ethnic minorities, and demonstrate how art can bring people together and act as a tool for local peace.
Prof Aisling Swaine recognised in top 100 list
PSRP Associate Professor Aisling Swaine has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy 2021 by Apolitical.
One year on, has conflict paused for the pandemic?
One year after the UN Secretary General called for a global ceasefire in the face of the novel cornavirus, has conflict paused for the pandemic? A new PSRP report launched today tracks ceasefires declared during Covid-19 and analyses what this means for the wider peace process landscape.