We have been assisting religious leaders in the Central African Republic to set up local interfaith “peace committees”. To mark the formal beginning of the project, Conciliation Resources has signed a partnership agreement with the religious leaders to help create a national secretariat for peace in Bangui.
To address the underlying drivers of conflict, our definition of peace needs to more than the absence of violence. Conciliation Resources and 32 other civil society groups have sent a joint letter to the UN addressing this and identifying effective targets to promote sustainable peace in the post-2015 development framework.
Legitimacy matters for peace. It defines the social and political deals between states and citizens, and local leaders and communities. The new edition of Accord focuses on legitimacy, and the ways that it can help build more equitable and sustainable peace.
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted over 3,400 Congolese people since 2008. In response to this, Conciliation Resources and 58 other civil society groups have sent a joint letter to the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC with recommendations on how peacekeepers in LRA-affected zones can better protect civilians.
After almost twenty years in Islington, Conciliation Resources is moving. Our new address is Burghley Yard, 106 Burghley Road, London NW5 1AL.
After 17 years of negotiations, the Government of the Philippines will sign a historic peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Manila on 27 March 2014. Conciliation Resources is proud to have played a significant role in mediation support.
A diverse group of participants from across the country are taking part in the Fiji Young Women's Forum. This three-day event provides a space for young women leaders to come together to discuss the specific needs that they have in common, & share perspectives ahead of Fiji’s first election since 2006
Women at a recent summit in Mindanao, Southern Philippines, called on the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) to include their views in the drafting of the Basic Law for the new Bangsamoro region.
The Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi have received much attention and scrutiny. Yet less is known about Sochi's neighbours in the fragile South Caucasus.
A landmark consensus agreed by Islamic scholars (Ulema) regarding the waiting period for ‘half-widows’ to remarry in four years will have an unprecedented impact on the lives of Kashmir’s forgotten survivors. Decades of conflict have produced many half-widows, women whose husbands have disappeared but are not yet declared deceased.