Conciliation Resources has launched professionally translated websites in French, Russian and Spanish, in an effort to inform more people about conflicts affecting hundreds of thousands of individuals.
The new websites include information relevant to the conflicts some French, Russian and Spanish speakers may be affected by, as well as some of the latest news relating to peacebuilding in affected regions.
They are targeted towards civic activists, local community groups and international policymakers, who can benefit from Conciliation Resources’ expertise in peacebuilding and practical resources to aid peacemaking. With communication tools becoming increasingly prominent in peacebuilding work, being able to communicate with audiences in different languages is central to Conciliation Resources’ ongoing and future work.
Creating opportunities for comparative learning is something Conciliation Resources cares about as an organisation, so these newly translated websites will undoubtedly help to open up our materials, learning and experiences to many individuals and organisations across the world.
France is an important player to promote stability and peacebuilding and we hope this website will help to engage French and Francophone activists and policymakers on peacebuilding issues, to bring peace and help protect civilian populations who are currently affected by violent conflict. In Central Africa alone there are currently almost half a million people displaced by the conflict with the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Now that Conciliation Resources has a Russian-language website, a much wider audience of conflict-affected communities and policymakers in and around the Caucasus will have access to analysis, policy-relevant material and practical resources for peacebuilding generated by us together with our partners.
The Spanish website - www.c-r.org/es - includes information about the conflict in Colombia, where armed groups have been challenging the Colombian Government for almost 50 years.
With resources and reflections on developments in international peacemaking, the learning that is available on this new website should play a role in paving the way for new paths to peace for Colombians.
Notes to editors:
Conciliation Resources is an independent, international peacebuilding organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence and build peace.
With more than 15 years’ experience of working internationally to prevent violent conflict, we make a commitment to be there for as long as we’re needed to provide advice, support and practical resources.
We work with partners – local and international civil society organisations and governments - in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific. In addition, we take what we learn to government decision-makers and others working to end conflict.
Conciliation Resources publishes the series: Accord: an international review of peace initiatives. Accord informs and strengthens peace processes worldwide by documenting and analysing peacebuilding lessons. All Accord publications are available at www.c-r.org/accord.
Conciliation Resources is funded through grants from governments, multilateral agencies, independent trusts and foundations. Conciliation Resources is a registered UK charity (1055436).
A core principle of our work is for people affected by conflicts to be able to learn about the experiences from others who have faced similar challenges.Andy Carl, Executive Director Conciliation Resources
This is the first dedicated peacebuilding resource available in French and it marks an important step for Conciliation Resources, as well as the wider peacebuilding field.Nicolas Tillon, East and Central Africa Programme, Projects Manager
Resources that improve mutual understanding, challenge stereotypes, and offer alternative perspectives can help people directly affected by the Georgian-Abkhaz and Nagorny Karabakh conflicts seek peaceful ways forward.Dr Rachel Clogg, Caucasus Programme Director
Conciliation Resources’ new Spanish website has come at important time, as peace talks between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have commenced after a decade of zero discussion.Kristian Herbolzheimer, Colombia Programme Director