There is very little constructive public discussion on the legacy of the recent violent past in the context of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict. Mainstream narratives in the societies foster collective memory that leaves little space for alternative understandings of history and a variety of ‘truths’.
The Memory Project is creating archives that help preserve memory and provide a basis for understanding the past in order to prevent the recurrence of war and to build a sustainable peace. Conciliation Resources, in cooperation with swisspeace, is providing support to partners on both sides of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict to collect new records of oral history through eye witness accounts and collate existing print, photo and video materials. These systematised archives aim to provide as full a picture as possible of Georgian-Abkhaz relations from 1989 to 1996.
It’s now almost two decades since the signing of the Bougainville Peace Agreement – an agreement that ended nearly a decade of violent conflict and saw the creation of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville within Papua New Guinea. Significant progress towards peace has been made in the region, but legacies of the conflict still present challenges – including for former combatants and the communities they live in.
Working directly with communities across Bougainville, we are helping to prevent violence – particularly in more remote, isolated areas. Such areas have high levels of community division and a limited access to peacebuilding information.
The truth, memory and reconciliation commission of Colombian women in the diaspora is an initiative to empower women in the diaspora to become agents of change in the Colombian peace process and in their host countries.