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  • Handbook Explores Different Approaches to Peacebuilding
    in April 2013 the Handbook provides an introductory look at the various actors involved in and phases of peacebuilding efforts and identifies different approaches that practitioners have used in recent history when trying to end conflicts nonviolently As can be expected from such an ambitious undertaking a large variety of peacebuilding tasks are conducted at different levels grass roots sub national national and international and at different stages of a conflict to peace spectrum pre conflict through to post conflict environments it says The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes 3 ACCORD is a conflict management organization based in Durban South Africa and has worked with former President Nelson Mandela in facilitating the role of civil society in the peace process in Burundi Peacebuilding can be a complex process and often involves a wide range of actors including non governmental organizations which often play a critical role in peacebuilding processes the Handbook says A table identifying various roles civil society can play in these efforts from the Handbook includes Monitoring and early warning analysis Conflict analysis Advocacy and education Protection Track two mediation and facilitation Service delivery and livelihood generation Youth work Initiatives to foster social cohesion Psycho

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/1045 (2016-02-16)
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  • Book: Integrate Peacebuilding Throughout Society
    to address the complex conflicts of the twenty first century Integrated Peacebuilding Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict 2 illustrates how the peacebuilding industry including efforts by civil society works to end conflict and build peace in some of the world s most challenging contexts Written by Craig Zelizer an associate director at Georgetown s Conflict Resolution Program the book features case studies on humanitarian relief gender mainstreaming the environment religion

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/953 (2016-02-16)
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  • Send by email | Charity & Security Network
    verification Home page Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/printmail/953 (2016-02-16)
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  • Track II Diplomacy: Laying the Groundwork for Peace
    Track II diplomacy involves prominent civil society actors and is designed to complement official action by building bridges between opposing sides It can serve to address misperceptions by warring parties and the de escalation that results from such interaction is often necessary before official negotiations can be politically feasible One of the advantages of Track II diplomacy is that it can include major parties involved in the conflict that are often viewed by official actors as illegitimate Seldom can peace be achieved the handbook says without talking with such parties directly because they will continue their violent struggle until they have at least been heard or their needs have been met But the political space for Track II activities is hardly guaranteed Even where an active civil society does exist Track II efforts may still be infeasible because of severe restrictions on civil liberties One such restriction the handbook cites is the U S law that makes it illegal for anyone to offer a group that has been formally classified as a terrorist material support of any kind including training and advice In June 2010 the U S Supreme Court upheld the law ruling that urging a terrorist group to

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/786 (2016-02-16)
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  • Peacebuilding Toolkit Offers Practical Advice for Mediators | Charity & Security Network
    practices handbooks on mediation and peacebuilding Each handbook focuses on a specific facet of the mediator s trade offering real world examples and practical guidance from experienced conflict mediation practitioners from around the world The toolkit is designed to be a valuable resource for professional peacebuilders mediators policymakers and students The five volumes available as of April 2010 are Managing a Mediation Process Managing Public Information in a Mediation Process Integrating Internal Displacement in Peace Process and Agreements Debriefing Mediators to Learn from Their Experiences Timing Mediation Initiatives Future subjects for handbooks include Negotiating with Terrorists Dealing with the Impact of an International Tribunal on a Peace Process Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN s Work on Preventing Violent Extremism February 8 2016 New Budget Language Intended to Rein In Partner Vetting System

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/resources/USIP_Peacebuilding_Toolkit (2016-02-16)
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  • Report: Laying the Groundwork for Disarmament & Demobilization
    into complacency and ultimately preparing for renewed attacks A March 2012 publication Managing Fighting Forces DDR in Peace Processes 3 from the United Institute of Peace USIP gives peacebuilding groups and nongovernmental mediators advice on how to ensure that armed groups do not misuse disarmament demobilization and reintegration DDR programs It addresses how DDR programs are understood by armed groups and the strategies that they might adopt to delay avoid or manipulate the DDR program Intended for non state actors such as the UN and conflict mediators from nongovernmental organizations NGOs the reportlays out eight detailed steps that mediators can take to establish appropriate linkages between DDR and other aspects of a peace process This report is the ninth handbook from the USIP Peacemaker s Toolkit 4 series Working with NGOs governments international organizations and the private sector USIP has created this series to help develop common framework and methodologies in support of peacebuilding Other reports in the series include Managing a Mediation Process 5 Managing Public Information in a Mediation Process 6 Integrating Internal Displacement in Peace Process and Agreements 7 Talking to Groups That Use Terror 8 Source URL http www charityandsecurity org studies Laying Groundwork Disarmament Demobilization

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/766 (2016-02-16)
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  • Report: Terrorist Lists Impede Peace Process
    peaceful solution to armed conflict The inconsistent application of terrorist designations by the government blur the distinction between legal and unlawful political activism and encourages state repression of unarmed dissidents Anti terrorist policies also shrink the space for international peace facilitation by criminalizing civil society mediation and negotiation efforts Anti Terror Legislation Impediments to Conflict Transformation 2 offers a range of recommendations to reform the terrorist listing process including the

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/680 (2016-02-16)
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  • Report: EU Counterterrism Measures Impede Peacebuilding
    Support 2 and Conciliation Resources 3 about the impact of EU counter terrorism legislation on EU supported peace processes finds the effects of EU proscription designation have been harmful It has reduced European mediators credibility and perceived neutrality with some conflict parties and has had counter productive impacts on armed groups willingness to abandon the use of violence Read more 4 Source URL http www charityandsecurity org node 571 Links

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/print/571 (2016-02-16)
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