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Civil society's role in Nepal peace

Civil society played a pivotal role in the 2006 People’s Movement in Nepal, which eventually led to the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and the end of a decade-long civil war.

Commonwealth fellowships support peacebuilding in Kashmir

In 2017, the theme of The Commonwealth is 'a peacebuilding Commonwealth'. Conciliation Resources supports peacebuilding across the Commonwealth by hosting Commonwealth Fellows - mid-career professionals from other Commonwealth countries.

Empowering women across divided Kashmir

Conciliation Resources’ partners, Atia Anwar and Ezabir Ali are working independently on either side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir with women affected by the on-going conflict.

Journalists’ forum bridges Kashmir communications gap

Since July 2016 there has been an intense crisis in the Kashmir Valley in India-administered Kashmir, following the killing of militant Burhan Wani, Hizbul Mujahideen commander. A forum involving journalists from both sides of Kashmir is working to ensure that reporting from either side is not exacerbating the situation.

Vision 2020

Dec 2016
Vision 2020 seeks to reflect the socio-economic, educational and political vision of young people in Jammu and Kashmir across both sides of the Line of Control. It suggest ways in which young people can seek to address some of the problems of the region and engage in building and reshaping their communities.

Trading Confidence

Nov 2016
Trading Confidence
Cross-LoC trade has played a key role in maintaining space for collaboration and positive transformation between the two conflict-ridden parts of Jammu and Kashmir and between India and Pakistan. However, due to the numerous challenges it faces today, the initial euphoria associated with the trade has declined to some extent and its economic viability - and subsequently its sustenance - has been called into question.

Peace, power and inclusive change in Nepal

Oct 2016
Peace, power and inclusive change in Nepal
This new Accord spotlight report tracks some of the ways in which inclusion has progressed through post-war transition in Nepal: how power is administered, what 
inclusion means and how it has been applied politically,
 and how change has happened – through formal and informal channels, as well as the continuing role of violence.

Bridging divides

Apr 2016

This briefing paper, produced by the Kashmir Initiative Group, presents practical ideas to improve disaster preparedness and response in Kashmir.

Capacities for peace: South Asia

Mar 2016
Thumbnail_ Capacities for Peace: South Asia

The European Union funded Capacities for Peace project, implemented by Conciliation Resources, Saferworld and their partners, supported local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in conflict-affected contexts. In South Asia, in the wake of a devastating earthquake which hit Kashmir in 2005 and floods which beset the region in 2014, the project activities supported a process of joint reflection and analysis of the ways that communities and governments can better prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

Effective local action: from early warning to peacebuilding

Feb 2016
Final publication from the Capacities for Peace Project. Effective local action: from early warning to peacebuilding

This report captures the main experiences and findings of the Capacities for Peace project. Implemented by Conciliation Resources and Saferworld, the project worked with local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in 32 conflict-affected countries.

Kashmiris across divide celebrate trade initiative’s seventh anniversary

This week marks seven years of trade across the militarised Line of Control (LoC). As the anniversary is celebrated those involved question if it is time for the governments to take this trade to the next level.

Building peace together: local voices

We are lucky to work with a range of partners from across the world. Watch this video to have a small insight into why all of us together believe peacebuilding is crucial.

In a deep dilemma

Jun 2015
This report is the result of a series of conversations and surveys with youth in Jammu and Ladakh regions. They highlight issues that youth identify as critical for socio-political transformation and their role in it - including education, economic, governance and politics.

Unheard voices: engaging youth of Gilgit-Baltistan

Jan 2015
Set against a backdrop of conflict and constitutional limbo, Gilgit-Baltistan's youth talk about the pressing sociopolitical and economic problems they face.

Award-winning film shows trade in Kashmir building peace

This film captures Conciliation Resources’ ‘Trading for peace’ initiative in Kashmir and is winner of Bond’s International Development ‘Positive Collaboration’ award.