The goal of many organisations over time is to bring attention to powerful peacebuilding initiatives underway around the world.
Please explore the resources below, which offer access to a range of contemporary and past projects.
The Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster (http://transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk/) is an academic think-tank that examines the ways international legal norms shape conflict-resolution. Much of the past work of the TJI has focused on the civil war in Ireland. The Institute has recently begun offering innovative programs that examine the role of gender in conflict and peace building (http://transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk/LLMGenderConflictandHumanRights.htm).
The Karuna Centre (http://www.karunacenter.org/), an American peace building institute, adopts a community-based approach to conflict resolution. It seeks to implement sustainable strategies for conflict transformation and community reconciliation. In previous work in Nepal and Sri Lanka, the Centre has combined attempts to build local capacities with conflict transformation processes using mediated and structured dialogue.
The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (http://www.historyandreconciliation.org/), based in The Netherlands, works with educational and public policy institutions to promote and facilitate discourses to resolve and acknowledge historical disputes. Areas of focus include Armenia-Turkey, the Middle East, the Former Yugoslavia, and Kenya.
INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute) is a joint project of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster. It combines research, education, and comparative analysis to explore the causes and consequences of conflict and to promote conflict-resolution strategies. INCORE's Conflict Data Service (http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/services/cds/) is a comprehensive database on conflicts and conflict-related issues.
Conciliation Resources (http://www.c-r.org/) is a UK-based NGO that works mainly in the South Caucasus, Fiji, Uganda, Sudan, and West Africa. It seeks to establish relationships with local civil society organizations and strengthen them through international support. The organization publishes Accord, an international review of peace building initiatives.Conciliation Resources currently has ongoing projects in Colombia and the Philippines.
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