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Our thoughts/5.05.22

Ukraine crisis exposes need to reform European and global peace architecture

In this blog, Dr Thania Paffenholz critiques the West’s polarising response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and advocates for reform to ensure the participation of different actors in the pursuit of peace As Russia’s brutal attack on Ukraine

Our thoughts/5.05.22

Shifting the focus from inclusive processes to inclusive outcomes

Inclusion has for over a decade been a buzzword in the peacebuilding field We know when inclusion works, peace agreements are more likely to endure if youth, women and diverse minorities take part Inclusion is now central

News/2.05.22

Ramadan, a time to catalyse peace efforts

To mark Eid, Ahmed Ahmed reflects on concepts of peace and inclusion in Islam and the period Ramadan as a time of spiritual and religious reflection that throughout history has galvanised people to end conflict and lay down arms  

Our thoughts/7.04.22

PEACEBUILDING LESSON #3: In conversation with Tecla Namachanja

We meet Tecla Namachanja, a renowned peacebuilder, specialised in transitional justice and social trauma healing Drawing on decades of experience, she provides insights on supporting communities who have suffered violent conflict and human rights violations in Kenya through various

Our thoughts/6.04.22

What racist media coverage of Ukraine says about the way ‘the West’ engages in global conflicts

The news agenda plays a major role in ways in which conflict and peace processes are perceived in the world Our Peace Process Support Coordinator, Alex Shoebridge reflects on media coverage of Ukraine and the consequences for other global

Our work/6.04.22

Ethiopia: How women are influencing the National Dialogue process

We share insights from our ongoing process support work in Ethiopia, which includes collaboration with women’s rights organisations and networks to increase women’s representation and influence in the National Dialogue process  Over the past few months, Inclusive Peace

Events/6.04.22

Save the date: April

Each month we bring you a selection of key peacebuilding dates in the month to come Here are our choice of selected April events and observances  02 April – 02 May: Ramadan  This April marks the ninth

Our thoughts/7.03.22

Ukraine: what could this mean for Belarus’ civil society?

In this piece our Peace Process Support Coordinator, Alexander Shoebridge reflects on how the events in Ukraine may create unforeseen entry points in Belarus, and can prompt civil society to rethink how they seek to counter the regime Few could

Our thoughts/7.03.22

Sarah Taylor and Thania Paffenholz on the status of the WPS agenda, the international system and what it takes to move on

This newest piece in our trend content series deals with some of the underlying factors for why women’s inclusion in peace and political transition processes is still lacking and what there is to do about it Our Associate

Our work/7.03.22

4 reasons to download the PeaceFem app

Created through a partnership between Inclusive Peace, the Political Settlements Research Programme, and Monash University, the PeaceFem App brings together available data on women and gender provisions in peace negotiations and implementation in one easy-to-use app The platform was

Events/7.03.22

Save the date: March

Each month we bring you a selection of key peacebuilding dates in the month to come Here our choice of selected March events and observances  March 8: International Women’s Day 2022

Events/7.02.22

Five key takeaways from our latest event on National Dialogues and elections

In January, we hosted a discussion on the interplay between National Dialogues and national elections – we here bring you the five key takeaways built on insights from an outstanding set of experts and practitioners A National Dialogue does not

Our thoughts/7.02.22

Comment: Recent UNSC debates show imagination and collaboration

While the UN Security Council’s agenda continues to be dominated by emerging and sustained crises, recent efforts by non-permanent Member States show a promising level of imagination and collaboration Following recent debates in the UN Security Council, we at Inclusive

Events/7.02.22

Save the date: February

Each month we bring you a selection of key peacebuilding dates in the month to come Here our choice of selected February events and observances  Feb 15: The Conflict in Yemen: Current Situation and Future Prospects

Our thoughts/1.02.22

Why authoritarian backlash happens, and what civic actors can do

This first instalment in our content series Five trends that shaped peace and political processes in 2021 explains why authoritarian backlash happens in countries in political transitions and what change makers and their supporters might do in case

Events/12.01.22

Save the date: January

Each month we bring you a selection of key peacebuilding dates and events in the month to come Here our choice of selected January events  Jan 20: National Dialogue Peer and Expert Exchange 

Our thoughts/16.12.21

At Inclusive Peace we look back at 2021 and point to five trends that shaped peace and political transition processes in the year that went by In this first piece, we sketch out the trends and invite you to

Our work/30.11.21

PEACEBUILDING LESSONS #2: An expert facilitator’s key takeaways from Colombia’s peace process

In our November newsletter, we introduced our new content series peacebuilding lessons where we give you key insights and lessons learned from a variety of peacebuilding and peacemaking processes This month, we hear from our Executive Director, Thania Paffenholz,

News/30.11.21

Hybrid consultations: How might women move along the Yemen peace process?

In a new partnership, we explore options for moving forward the Yemen peace process in collaboration with UN Women Yemen and Yemeni civil society actors Inclusive Peace has in partnership with UN Women and the Yemeni civil society, namely the

Events/30.11.21

RETHINKING PEACE PROCESSES: Our workshop at Geneva Peace Week 2021

It’s event season and at Inclusive Peace, we jumped right into November with a well-attended online session at Geneva Peace Week 2021 on building and sustaining perpetual peace Thanks to both our speakers, moderators, participants and co-organizers, it became

Our work/28.10.21

PEACEBUILDING LESSONS # 1: Nepal

November marks fifteen years since the Nepal Peace Agreement was signed We reflect on the anniversary in this first instalment in our series of inclusive peacebuilding lessons This peacebuilding lesson is based on our case study on women’s participation in

Our thoughts/15.09.21

From perpetual war to perpetual peacebuilding in Yemen

On Sunday the 5th of September, the newly-appointed UN Envoy, Hans Grundberg, officially assumed his duties Next week will mark six years since the Huthis first entered the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, precipitating a civil war which had been

Our work/25.08.21

Inclusive Peace welcomes two new researchers to the team

At Inclusive Peace we are thrilled to have welcomed two new researchers to the team over the summer This means that our research capacities are getting even stronger and enables us to provide the latest evidence-based advice in peace

Our work/24.08.21

Partnership: New funding opportunity for women civil society organisations

Inclusive Peace has partnered with the Women Peace and Humanitarian Fund Rapid Response Window – a new funding mechanism that addresses the funding gap on women’s participation in peace processes What is it? The Rapid Response Window

Our work/28.06.21

National Dialogues and politicisation: Peers and practitioners experiences from across the globe

In a recent Inclusive Peace event, we explored the inherently political nature of National Dialogues with peers or practitioners from Africa and Southeast Asia Read an excerpt of their recounts or dive into key takeaways from the discussion

Our thoughts/26.05.21

Perpetual Peacebuilding: Changing the way we think about and make peace

The mediation and peacebuilding community is stuck in traditional approaches to peace and conflict that need a fundamental rethink Our ED’s new peacebuilding paradigm offers brand new ideas and solutions for more effective and sustainable mediation and

News/22.04.21

Five ways Inclusive Peace is different from its predecessor IPTI

Inclusive Peace not only has a new name and brand, but also a changed approach, objectives and priorities Get to know the “new” Inclusive Peace here  A little over a year after Inclusive Peace transitioned from the Inclusive

News/8.04.21

Is it possible to counteract patriarchal structures in the peace and security field? Yes. Here’s how 

Over the last decades, women’s crucial role in effective peacebuilding has increasingly been recognised But women’s participation in formal peace processes remains at unacceptably low levels Here’s our take on how to better counteract patriarchal structures and

News/8.03.21

PeaceFem App: Our latest contribution to peacetech in use all over the world

At Inclusive Peace, we generate knowledge products designed to be used by practitioners, policymakers, and researchers We do so in new and innovative ways, and in our collaboration with partners on the PeaceFem app, we are inspiring peacemakers across

News/5.03.21

Pitches for Peace event inspired and sparked discussion

In October 2020, Inclusive Peace marked the 20th anniversary of the Women, Peace, and Security agenda by inviting women engaged in peace processes to discuss their creative Pitches for Peace with high-level representatives from the UN and member states Achieving

News/3.03.21

New events series on National Dialogues

At Inclusive Peace, we give advice on National Dialogue processes in different countries and continue to expand our research and expertise Following a request from our partners, we have started a series of peer-exchange events to explore different aspects

News/1.03.21

Examples of our peace process support

Inclusive Peace is involved extensively in peace and political reform processes across the globe Here are some examples of the type of advice we provide At Inclusive Peace, we support actors engaged in peace and political transition processes, working to