One of the main causes of religious tensions in the central Nigerian city of Jos is growing youth militancy. Conciliation Resources is supporting an initiative that works with at-risk youth to transform them from aggressors of violence to facilitators of peace.
Marina Elbakidze, a coordinator of Synergy, discusses the current situation for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Georgia and the way IDP issues have been presented in the Georgian media over the past four years.
Nouneh Sarkissian on how Internews Armenia works with Conciliation Resources to train youth participants in producing peacebuilding films in the South Caucasus
Ezabir Ali has sought to break through barriers of mistrust in Jammu and Kashmir and, subsequently, helped to instigate and facilitate a number of discussions for women in the region.
Providing a clear process to respond early to tensions in Sierra Leone's cities, provinces and along its borders has been a vital pillar of the country's post-conflict rebuilding. Ismail Tarawali of the Office for National Security explains how shared leadership between civilians, military and police has been key to its success.
Southern Sudan has suffered from decades of conflict, including the brutal civil war between North and South and clashes between Southern tribes. Since the 1990s Sudan has experienced the presence of the Lord’s Resistance Army, which has led to years of violence and abductions of Southern Sudanese children. Jim Long John works with the Totto Chan Centre for Child Trauma, in Juba, rehabilitating abductees of the LRA and child soldiers from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army.
In August 2008, after years of missed opportunities to secure a lasting peace, Georgian-South Ossetian tensions erupted into all-out war. The war lasted a matter of days, but people like Tamar – director of the Akhalgori Youth School – will be picking up the pieces for decades.
Pawan Bali is a journalist working in Delhi, India. Here she gives the inside story about her collaboration with Mohammad Arif Urfi on their documentary film A Journey Through River Vitasta. Describing the communication and travel barriers they had to overcome to produce the first ever joint film on Kashmir, she highlights the lessons they've taken from working together across the Line of Control.
This is the first documentary film to be shot on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC). Making the film was a significant success in itself as the two journalists who produced it – Mohammad Arif Urfi and Pawan Bali – are from either side of the LoC in Kashmir and were not able to meet in their home region.