Accord Insight: Women building peace

Mar 2013
Accord Insight Women building peace cover
This first Accord Insight presents nine articles drawn from previous editions of Accord that examine the roles women have played in addressing violence and building peace. The publication documents women’s first hand peacebuilding practice: the challenges they faced, the opportunities they created and the lessons they have drawn from their experiences.

A look back - The Accord series on addressing the legacies of violence

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Previous issues of the Accord series have documented reconciliation in peace processes. 'A look back' provides summaries of articles highlighting some of the synergies and tensions between official and unofficial efforts to address legacies of violence. Full articles are available on the Conciliation Resources website: www.c-r.org/accord

Key texts and further reading

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
A list of selected Key Texts, Further Reading and Key Websites for reference.

Case study: Angola

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
As part of a set of case studies shedding light on the role of women in peacebuilding, Henda Ducados's article is taken from Accord issue 15 (2004), focusing on Angola.

Expert Analysis

Expert Analysis - From the forefront of peace and reconciliation: testimonies from women building peace
Mar 2013
An expert analysis from gender specialists Judith Gardner and Judy El-Bushra highlights common themes and experiences from the Accord case studies and situates these in the context of current policy on women, peace and security.

Women building peace

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
The wealth of women's peacebuilding practice documented in the Accord series sheds light on what women peacebuilders have done to overcome conflict. The case studies of this Accord Insight focus on specific contexts, yet also provide three general insights for peacebuilding practitioners and policymakers: women's efforts can broaden the scope of peacebuilding; overcoming challenges to political participation is vital; understanding gender relations is key to building sustainable peace.

Foreword - Accord Insight 1 (Women building peace)

Accord Insight: Women building peace
Mar 2013
Zahbia Yousuf and David Newton provide a foreword to the publication, introducing the new Accord Insight paper and elaborating on the structure and rationale of the publication.

Women and peacebuilding (Insight)

This volume looks back at a wealth of women’s peacebuilding practice documented by Accord since 1998. Case studies from Cambodia, Sierra Leone, northern Uganda, Papua New Guinea–Bougainville, Northern Ireland, Angola, Sudan, Indonesia–Aceh and Somalia shed light on what women peacebuilders have done to overcome conflict and the challenges they encountered.

Accord Angola - Da paz militar à justiça social? O processo de paz angolano (Portuguese version)

Oct 2004
From military peace to social justice? The Angolan peace process (Accord issue 15, 2004) asks ‘what next?’ for a nation that has secured a ‘military peace’ but still faces huge challenges in post-conflict peacebuilding and a secessionist war in Cabinda. It provides lessons from Angola’s history of conflict and peacemaking, and reviews past peace processes and the roles played by Angolan civil society, institutions such as the United Nations and foreign governments. (Portuguese version)

Angola, imperfect peace

Jan 2005
In this article published by Developments magazine, Huw Spanner looks at Conciliation Resources' report on Angola's civil war and says that several of the important lessons within it can be applied to other African conflicts.