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Listening to Bougainville‘s veterans

It’s now almost two decades since the signing of the Bougainville Peace Agreement – an agreement that ended nearly a decade of violent conflict and saw the creation of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville within Papua New Guinea. Significant progress towards peace has been made in the region, but legacies of the conflict still present challenges – including for former combatants and the communities they live in.

The Voices of Central Bougainville’s Unheard Veterans

Jul 2019
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It’s now almost two decades since the signing of the Bougainville Peace Agreement – an agreement that ended nearly a decade of violent conflict and saw the creation of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville within Papua New Guinea. Significant progress towards peace has been made in the region, but legacies of the conflict still present challenges – including for former combatants and the communities they live in. This report presents an opportunity for veteran’s voices to influence decision-making, and provides a basis for policy-making that is relevant and responsive to the interests and needs of people who are the target of these policies.

Annual Report 2018

Jun 2019
Conflict is difficult, complex and political. There are no easy solutions for resolving conflict peacefully. So, the world urgently needs to find different ways to respond. Our Annual Report 2018 demonstrates how we are making peace possible.

Annual Report 2017

May 2018

Read this annual review of our work in 2017. Highlights include: establishing a network of peace platforms in northeast Nigeria to engage youth, strengthening the abilities of indigenous women in Colombia to monitor implementation of the peace agreement, and building relationships between civil society and the military in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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.

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.

Gender in political transition: Bougainville's peace process

Feb 2018
Gender in political transition, Bougainville's peace process
Women’s civil society activism in Bougainville has not always been well reflected in decision-making processes; however the political transition following the Bougainville Peace Agreement in 2001 has provided opportunities for greater inclusion. This report explores how gender dynamics shape decision-making, power and influence in Bougainville, in particular how formal and customary structures impact inclusion. It also looks at the approaches and strategies Bougainvillean women have used to increase their agency and influence within formal, faith and customary institutions.

Infographic: Annual Report 2016

Explore our interactive graphic to find out more about our peacebuilding work and achievements in 2016.

Annual Report 2016

Jun 2017
Annual Report 2016 cover
Read this annual review of our work in 2016. Highlights include: reconciling community tensions in Ebola-affected areas of West Africa, working with youth to build peace in Kashmir and the release of our Accord publication on 'transforming broken relationships'.

A Fijian's path to peacebuilding

Meet Sara Bulutani Mataitawakilai, the new Chief Executive Officer of the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum (CCF), our longest serving partner in Fiji.

FWRM Balance Newsletter - Women in the house

Oct 2014
FWRM newsletter
The October 2014 issue of 'Balance', the newsletter of CR partner organisation Fiji Women's Rights Movement (FWRM), focuses on the eight women elected to Fiji's new parliament and on enhancing women's political participation.

Our hopes and moving forward: The Fiji Young Women's Forum

The Fiji Young Women's Forum is a space for young women to articulate their needs and perspectives on Fiji’s political transition. This video explores the issues faced by young women in Fiji and their hopes for after the national elections on 17 September 2014.

Coup babies: the rise of youth activists in Fiji

On 17 September 2014 Fiji will hold the country’s first national elections since the military coup of 2006. Young people make up almost half of those registered to vote. For International Youth Day, Conciliation Resources interviewed three youth activists about what they are doing to support a peaceful democratic transition in Fiji.

Accord - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent (policy brief)

Apr 2014
This 6-page policy brief summarises the findings of Accord 25 - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent. It argues that a legitimacy lens should be applied to peace processes by paying attention to priorities of context, consent and change.

FWRM 'Balance' newsletter - Women's Voice and Representation in Fiji's Legislature

Dec 2013
Balance newsletter - Fiji Women's Rights Movement
This issue of 'Balance', the newsletter of CR partner organisation Fiji Women's Rights Movement, focuses on women's voice and representation in Fiji's legislature.