The final peace agreement signed in 2016 between the Government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionaries de Colombia (FARC) includes explicit measures for the inclusion and recognition of LGBT people. We spoke to Diana Garcia Salamanca about the important role of gender and sexual minority groups and individuals in the negotiation of the agreement, as well as the challenges which remain for LGBT peacebuilders.
Conciliation Resources has appointed four new members to its Board of Trustees; Tayyiba Bajwa, George Graham, Jo Kemp and Dushy Pillai.
A crucial vote in the House of Lords last week saw greater legal protection for aid workers who respond to humanitarian crises, but failed to acknowledge the important need to protect peacebuilders in their work.
On 21 January 2019, a referendum will take place in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in the Philippines. The vote will decide the future status of the predominantly Muslim region of Western Mindanao, called the Bangsamoro. As we count down the days to this crucial vote, Conciliation Resources and partners are working to ensure voters are adequately informed.
The Global Peacebuilding Coalition, a new effort by the world’s leading peacebuilding and conflict resolution organisations, is pleased to announce Madeline Rose as its Director of Coalition Campaigns and Policy.