Unable to stay in place

Nov 2017
Unable to stay in place
Following the withdrawal of African Union forces from areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), armed group activities have intensified in the area. Rising insecurity has complicated freedom of movement and agricultural practices. This has constrained land access and ownership which uniquely impacts women and other socially excluded groups. This policy brief provides a set of recommendations to increase security and land access and ownership among women and marginalised groups.

Underlying tensions

Nov 2017
In mid-2016, large numbers of South Sudanese refugees began to arrive in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fleeing violence in their homeland. At various times civilians from DRC and South Sudan have migrated across their shared border seeking safety from conflict in their respective countries. Unless steps are taken to prevent escalation, the recent influx of refugees in DRC has the potential to turn existing tensions into violence. This policy brief examines these tensions and puts forward recommendations for action to reduce conflict.

Helping young people find paths away from violence: Albert Atama

Albert Atama lives in Aru, a territory in Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, bordering Uganda and South Sudan. The region has long been affected by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA), which moves between the porous borders of the three countries.

Supporting young people to prevent conflict in the DRC

Conciliation Resources has embarked on a new project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which aims to strengthen young people’s involvement in conflict prevention in areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

Strengthening women’s peace roles in East and Central Africa

Work has begun on a new Conciliation Resources project, which aims to increase women’s participation in local, national and cross-border peacebuilding efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan.

Effective local action: from early warning to peacebuilding

Feb 2016
Final publication from the Capacities for Peace Project. Effective local action: from early warning to peacebuilding

This report captures the main experiences and findings of the Capacities for Peace project. Implemented by Conciliation Resources and Saferworld, the project worked with local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in 32 conflict-affected countries.

The Voice of Peace: grassroots news and views from East and Central Africa - Apr-Jun 2015

Jun 2015

This issue of the Voice of Peace highlights the vital role that civil society organisations are playing in conflict affected areas to address the causes and effects of violence. From South Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR) we hear how local groups are leading diverse initiatives to reconcile people previously abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) with host communities. In South Sudan, traditional Azande ceremonies bring people together. In CAR tailoring classes help returnees find their place.

Voice of Peace: LRA conflict news - Jun - Sept 2012

Sep 2012
News and views from areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan and Uganda, June - September 2012 edition.

The Voice of Peace: Grassroots news and opinions on the LRA conflict - October-December 2014

Feb 2015

The year has begun with the news of Dominic Ongwen’s surrender. This is a major step towards the end of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). However, the region is still facing grave security and political challenges, including the still active LRA. This edition of Voice of Peace exposes the troubling reality of the region.