In South Sudan, increasing insecurity and a deteriorating economic situation continue to force people from their homes. More than 3.9 million people have been displaced - 1.9 million have been internally displaced, and over two million have become refugees. Uganda alone is hosting more than one million South Sudanese refugees, the majority of them women and children.*
In the predominantly Muslim region of Western Mindanao in the Philippines, we are working with communities to resolve local conflicts, and strengthen relationships between them and local authorities.
Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency and subsequent responses to it have ravaged northeast Nigeria and the border regions of Cameroon, Chad and Niger. It has led to over 25,000 civilian deaths, displacement of 2.1 million people,* 5.1 million people facing acute food insecurity,** the crippling of the local economy and what the UN has deemed the 'worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent.'***
In 2017, Conciliation Resources, Saferworld and International Alert, began a three-year research programme, the Peace Research Partnership, on key processes that contribute to peace.
Northern Kenya has a long history of ethnic conflict, violence and marginalisation, and in the last few years, the region has experienced a spike in political and social tensions, threatening the wider peace and stability of the region. Our work aims to tackle these inter-connecting conflict drivers and strengthen community-level, national, and cross-border peacebuilding.
We are working with women civil society leaders from the three countries who are already actively involved in peacebuilding and security. The women, who are drawn from our partner organisations, gain skills, advice, ideas and networks through training to increase their own and their organisation’s influence and voice.
Through workshops and learning events, Conciliation Resources is providing young men and women with the vital skills to undertake conflict prevention work in their own communities and support the reintegration of returnees.
Peace processes that are more inclusive have a better chance of success. To avoid a return to armed violence, groups in society beyond those immediately involved in the conflict need to be included in the peace process.
As Colombia undertakes the challenging task of implementing a peace deal signed in 2016, we’re working with our Colombian partner CIASE to ensure that the views and opinions of different sectors of society are included.
Conciliation Resources supports partners to work with a large number of diverse groups in the different regions across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir – in particular women and youth, who are regularly excluded from processes of political change.
Conciliation Resources and partners have been working together to develop civic institutions and supporting infrastructure for trade across the Line of Control in Kashmir, one of the most militarised zones in the world.