In recent years the role of gender in armed conflict and peacebuilding has increasingly caught international attention. This position paper explores gender in relation to peacebuilding and conflict prevention, and the work that we do to make peace processes more inclusive.
This film, directed by two filmmakers from either side of the Line of Control in Kashmir, provides an emotive illustration of how conflict has prevented Kashmiris across different faiths from visiting their places of worship.
Surely now is the time to change the ongoing saga of India-Pakistan relations, moving beyond national identities with a view to building peace?
Pakistan and India celebrate 70 years of independence next week. That also means 70 years of hostility and conflict between the two states over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir – divided by the Line of Control into Indian-administered and Pakistan-administered territories. Tensions and unresolved grievances around these historic disputes continue to feed wider regional instability.
A meeting of distinguished political and civil society representatives from India and Pakistan was convened in Dubai by Conciliation Resources in collaboration with the Kashmir Initiative Group from 31 July – 2 August 2017.
The South Asia region is prone to natural disasters, several of which have had a devastating impact in the Kashmir region. However there is currently very little work being done across the LoC to prepare for, and respond to, these disasters.
Emma joined Conciliation Resources in October 2016 as the South Asia Programme Volunteer. Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Queen's University, Canada. She completed her Master's in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of St Andrews in 2016, and focused her research on reconciliation and transitional justice in divided societies.