Gender, sexual violence and peacebuilding – women’s participation in peace processes

From 10-13 June 2014, the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict will take place at the ExCel Centre in London. As part of the summit, Conciliation Resources is organising two free, open events.

Keynote Address - Rosa Emilia Salamanca

Jun 2014
Ensuring Stable and Peaceful Societies
On 24 April 2014, Conciliation Resources' partner, Rosa Emilia Salamanca, spoke at an event organised by the President of the UN’s General Assembly. She addressed the need to include gender, violence and peace in the UN’s post-2015 development framework. This is a transcript of her address.

Colombian truth commission meets diaspora women

This week, Conciliation Resources hosted a delegation in London representing the newly established Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence, and Non-Repetition in Colombia.

6 ways to support gender inclusion in peace transitions

Participation of women and other excluded groups in peace talks and political bargaining is important for sustainable peace. Clear opportunities to support gender inclusion exist in all phases of a peace process – before, during and after a peace agreement.

Navigating inclusion in peace transitions

May 2018
Based on analysis of four contexts (Nepal, Nigeria, the Somali Region of Ethiopia (Ogaden) and Colombia) this report explores how inclusion is negotiated in peace processes and associated avenues for resolving conflict and effecting political change. While analysis of peacebuilding and peace processes often focuses on elite-led negotiations, this research examines how change is perceived by those living in conflict-affected contexts, and strategies used by different groups to influence political change.

Gendered political settlements

May 2018
Based on analysis of three contexts (Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea, Nepal and Colombia) this report explores how gender inclusion – meaningful participation at all levels of decision making, regardless of a person’s gender identity – is negotiated in elite-led peace processes and political settlements in conflict-affected contexts, and how international and national actors can support it effectively.

Roundtable: Is Colombia’s new found peace under threat?

After more than 50 years of war, Colombia is now 16 months in to the implementation of an historic peace agreement.

Colombian indigenous women speak up for peace

Despite being disproportionately affected by the conflict in Colombia, the voices of indigenous women are often not heard. Over the past year, alongside our Colombian partner CIASE, Conciliation Resources has been working to establish and support a network of indigenous women to play a fundamental role in the country’s peace process.

Nowhere to turn for the ELN in Colombia?

Last week the Colombian government announced it is suspending peace talks with the country’s second largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN). Our Colombia Programme Director, Kristian Herbolzheimer shares his thoughts on the current situation for ELN and the government:

One year on: Celebrating women’s achievements in the Colombian peace deal

A year after the signing of the Colombian peace agreement, women from diverse sectors of Colombian society met last week at a conference in London to celebrate their achievements so far and look at the challenges ahead.