Jammu & Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries (J&K JCCI)

The Jammu & Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries (J&K JCCI) is the first ever cross Line of Control institution that brings together the main business chambers and traders’ associations from across the divide. J&KJCCI and Conciliation Resources work together on the confidence building measure of cross Line of Control trade between the two sides of divided Kashmir, strengthening trade related policies and breaking down regional divisions. 

Gender and peacebuilding

Jun 2014
Gender and peacebuilding
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.

Faith Divided: Spirituality Caught in Conflict

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.

Cecile Pentori

Cecile joined Conciliation Resources as South Asia Programme Coordinator in October 2017. Prior to this Cecile worked for five years with UNDP Zimbabwe on projects related to peacebuilding, dialogue and governance.

Bridging divides through film: Mohammed Arif Urfi

Mohammed Arif Urfi is a journalist and filmmaker based in Muzaffarabad, the capital of the Pakistani-administered side of Jammu and Kashmir. Along with three other filmmakers, from either side of the divided region, he has made a series of films highlighting the need for collaboration across the Line of Control (LoC).

70 years of India, Pakistan and the conflict over Jammu and Kashmir

To mark the 70th anniversary of the independence of India, Pakistan and the conflict over Jammu and Kashmir, in September 2017 Conciliation Resources facilitated a series of events in London and Washington D.C.

Filmmakers from the Jammu and Kashmir region screen films across UK

Over the past seven years, four filmmakers, from both the Indian and Pakistani administered sides of Jammu and Kashmir have produced a series of films, despite limited opportunities to meet or communicate across the divide. The films document the lives of the people living in this region and highlight the potential for building bridges across the divide

Moving beyond nationalism: a new vision for peace in South Asia

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. Home to over one fifth of the world’s population, the human and developmental consequences of protracted conflict in South Asia are immens

Dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir with political and civil society representatives

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.

Human Welfare Voluntary Organisation (HWVO)

The Human Welfare Voluntary Organisation (HWVO) is a nongovernmental organisation working to improve the livelihoods of people in rural and urban areas and promote the development of their physical, social, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Conciliation Resources and HWVO work together on issues related to the confidence building measure of cross Line of Control trade between the two sides of divided Kashmir.