Breaking stereotypes: Georgia’s internally displaced

Marina Elbakidze, a coordinator of Synergy, discusses the current situation for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Georgia and the way IDP issues have been presented in the Georgian media over the past four years.

Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon (Accord 24) - English version

Jul 2012
Cover of Accord issue 24
Lebanon’s model of post-war power sharing and liberal economic growth has been widely praised. But it has failed to deliver for most Lebanese. Repeated outbreaks of political violence since the 1989 Taif Peace Agreement, and today fear of spillover from insecurity in Syria, show that a fundamentally different approach is needed to transform negative and precarious stability in Lebanon into positive and resilient peace.

Colombian women’s peace conference in London

ABColombia, a coalition of organisations supporting human rights in Colombia, will host a public conference in London next month in association with Conciliation Resources.

Truth, Memory and Reconciliation Commission of Colombian Women in the Diaspora

Oct 2017
As Colombia faces the task of rebuilding its historic memory in order to overcome a violent past and build a peaceful future, Colombians abroad – the country’s diaspora – sense an opportunity to be part of this collective responsibility. After three years of work, the Truth Memory and Reconciliation Commission of Colombian women in diaspora present the achievements of their efforts, and recommendations to Colombian and international policy-makers.

Imagine peace: Colombian migrant women share their stories at UK festival

A group of inspiring Colombian women shared their stories of migration and hopes for the future with hundreds of visitors to this year’s Women and War: Exodus festival. 
 

Colombian women take centre stage at UK festival

This year’s Women and War festival will include a day dedicated to Colombian women migrants, many of whom left the country during more than fifty years of conflict.

Colombian women share message of peace with President Santos on state visit

Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, finished his historic state visit to the UK by meeting Colombian women from across London who are working for peace, and renewing his commitment to find a peaceful solution to end over 50 years of war in Colombia.

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.

Northern Uganda - The Acholi Religious Leaders’ Peace Initiative: local mediation with the Lord’s Resistance Army

In the midst of violence: local engagement with armed groups
May 2015

Rt. Bishop Macleod Baker Ochola and James O. Latigo review the efforts of the ARLPI to reach out to the LRA. These led to mediated dialogue between the LRA and the Ugandan government.

Foreword

In the midst of violence: local engagement with armed groups
May 2015
Michael Semple introduces the publication and affirms that formal peacemaking can learn much from the experiences of local communities' engagement with armed groups.