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  • Report on Conflict Analysis Highlights Importance of Engaging with Local Actors | Charity & Security Network
    must be used to formulate responses To this end the report suggests six ways to use conflict analysis more effectively Undertake different forms of research and analysis for different needs Think carefully about who has ownership and agency of research and analysis Ensure that the process is appropriate not only the end product Encourage analysis to focus on potential solutions not only to describe the problem Priorities and make space within the institution to translate analysis into responses Support participatory conflict analysis as a peacebuilding intervention Key to accomplishing these goals is for analyzers to build the capacity of local actors to articulate their needs views and ideas to decision makers According to the report working with local actors helped inform peacebuilders understanding of local contexts and allowed marginalized and moderate voices to be heard This in turn allows for the analysis to better reflect the realities on the ground in a conflict zone and for more effective and actionable recommendations to be made 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/studies/Importance_Engaging_Local_Actors (2016-02-16)
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  • Book: Peacebuilding Through Community-Based NGOs | Charity & Security Network
    NGOs highlights the range of ways these organizations are involved in post conflict social reconstruction efforts Co authors Max Stephenson Jr and Laura Zanotti of Virginia Tech argue that there is no single approach to achieving peace and that mediators should be open to trying a variety strategies to find lasting solutions On his blog Stephenson writes about his own experiences Peace is not born of an intervention but instead of the sustained efforts and commitment to learning of all involved especially those in position to control resources and devise intervention strategies to create fresh conditions for trust economic sustainability and possibility amidst enduring fear and often acculturated hatred These are not challenges either for the cocksure or the faint of heart We came away with enormous respect for those engaged in peacebuilding efforts even when we disagreed with their adopted strategies 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/studies/Book_Peacebuilding_Through_NGOs (2016-02-16)
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  • USIP Report: Countering Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilding Perspective | Charity & Security Network
    Holmer published the report Countering Violent Extremism a Peacebuiling Perspective on Aug 29 2013 It examines theories and practive of preventing terrorism by countering violent extremism CVE and points out the need for strong civil society participation in this arena She recommends that Peacebuilders and peacebuilding practice can contribute to and enhance the CVE agenda in several ways These include Support a nonsecuritized space for civil society Empower and equip women to participate Focus on building resilience Help reform the security entities charged with Ct CVE Expand the definition Supporting the role of civil society 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 January 21 2016 Over 100 Nonprofits Ask FATF to Revise Recommendation 8 January

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/studies/USIP_CVE_Peacebuilding (2016-02-16)
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  • Study: Global Peace Index 2014 | Charity & Security Network
    shows that while Americans are living in the most peaceful century in history over the past seven years there has been a noticeable decline in Level of Peace in 111 countries Level of Peace is defined by domestic and international conflict safety of citizens and militarization The Global Peace Index covers all countries in the world and identifies at risk countries It calls for prevention of conflict in the form of investments into peacebuilding institutions ensuring the free flow of information maintaining a well functioning government and an equitable distribution of resources Investing in peace building institutions will improve the world s level of peace as well as the world economy 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

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/studies/2014_Peace_Index (2016-02-16)
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  • Report: 2015 Global Peace Index | Charity & Security Network
    zones and lower military expenses On the other hand the regions with lower levels of peace such as North Africa and the Middle East have experienced less peace as a result of an increase in civilian deaths during conflict displaced persons and terrorism The decline of peace in these regions has impacted the global trend of peace Within the index Syria ranked as the world s least peaceful country and Iceland ranked as the world s most peaceful country The top ten peaceful countries in the index were all stable democracies according to the report In terms of improvement Guinea Bissau experienced the largest advancement in peace from 145th place in 2014 to 120th place in 2015 supported by a decrease in the scale of organized crime On the other hand Libya had the greatest deterioration from 133rd place in 2014 to 149th place in 2015 The study also includes an improved methodology process to determine the financial impact of violence on the world economy For the 2015 index the impact is estimated at 14 3 trillion approximately 13 4 percent of world GDP These costs are a result of increasing deaths due to internal conflict the need for displaced person and refugee aid and GDP decline from conflict the report suggests The section on ongoing domestic and international conflicts comments on the six major MENA conflicts occurring in Syria Iraq Yemen Libya Israel and Lebanon It identifies many of the drivers of these conflicts which include challenges to government legitimacy deepening sectarian divides the destabilising presence of ISIL and the cross cutting proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran The societal safety and security section finds that countries that have weak rule of law high levels of intergroup grievances and high levels of inequality are more likely to experience

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/report/Global_Peace_Index_2015 (2016-02-16)
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    groups the UN Security Council has added several parties it deems associated with armed violent non state actors to terrorist lists Such counterterrorism laws and regimes have limited the ability of civil society organizations who fear the breaching terrorist sanction regimes or falling foul of laws criminalizing material support for terrorism to provide humanitarian support to communities associated with proscribed terrorist organizations This report announcement says it highlights the strained relationship between counterterrorism and peacebuilding on various levels It criticizes the legal and political framework of conflict resolution that has transformed the way in which political violence and armed conflict is understood and managed The report suggests that the international counterterrorism structure weakens the core components of peacebuilding This report represents the first study to connect analysis of counterterrorism laws together with an attempt to assess the impact of terrorist proscription on peacebuilding It focuses on the use of counterterrorism law and policy in the management of conflict with Al Shabaab in Somalia Hamas in the Occupied Palestinian territories and the Kurdistan Workers Party in Turkey The full report is available here Read more about Study Examines Counterterrorism Challenges for Peacebuilding Study Examines Counterterrorism Challenges for Peacebuilding Date March 17 2015 Recently the Transnational Institute released Building Peace in Permanent War Terrorist Listing and Conflict Transformation which explains how counterterrorism laws and terrorist proscription negatively affects civil society actors peacebuilding and conflict resolution Due to the increasing violence and activity of terrorist groups the UN Security Council has added several parties it deems associated with armed violent non state actors to terrorist lists Such counterterrorism laws and regimes have limited the ability of civil society organizations who fear the breaching terrorist sanction regimes or falling foul of laws criminalizing material support for terrorism to provide humanitarian support to communities associated with proscribed terrorist organizations This report announcement says it highlights the strained relationship between counterterrorism and peacebuilding on various levels It criticizes the legal and political framework of conflict resolution that has transformed the way in which political violence and armed conflict is understood and managed The report suggests that the international counterterrorism structure weakens the core components of peacebuilding This report represents the first study to connect analysis of counterterrorism laws together with an attempt to assess the impact of terrorist proscription on peacebuilding It focuses on the use of counterterrorism law and policy in the management of conflict with Al Shabaab in Somalia Hamas in the Occupied Palestinian territories and the Kurdistan Workers Party in Turkey The full report is available here Read more about Study Examines Counterterrorism Challenges for Peacebuilding Showing the way forward Three Armed Groups in Mali Attend ICRC Training on International Humanitarian Law Date October 7 2014 The International Committee of the Red Cross is conducting a series of training sessions for more than 200 fighters from armed groups in northern Mali that are fighting for regional autonomy In a press release Christoph Luedi head of the ICRC delegation in Mali said The long

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/issue/Peacebuilding?type=All&page=1 (2016-02-16)
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    the Peace Appeal Foundation by visiting their website Read more about Beyond Diplomacy Civil Society Is a Driving Force in Peace Movements Around the World Peacebuilding in Practice Tuija Talvitie CMI Date February 18 2014 In this short interview Tuija Talviti Executive Director of the Crisis Management Initiative CMI speaks with CSN s Kay Guinane about the expertise and skills required to run effective conflict reduction programs Tuija discusses how CMI engages with relevant stakeholders and uses careful monitoring techniques to foster successful programs She also describes the people come first principle at the core of CMI programs that emphasizes the safety of staff working in complex environments through security protocols local partnerships and on the ground monitoring See related CSN s Peacebuilding page Read more about Peacebuilding in Practice Tuija Talvitie CMI Peacebuilding in Practice Tuija Talvitie CMI Date February 18 2014 In this short interview Tuija Talviti Executive Director of the Crisis Management Initiative CMI speaks with CSN s Kay Guinane about the expertise and skills required to run effective conflict reduction programs Tuija discusses how CMI engages with relevant stakeholders and uses careful monitoring techniques to foster successful programs She also describes the people come first principle at the core of CMI programs that emphasizes the safety of staff working in complex environments through security protocols local partnerships and on the ground monitoring See related CSN s Peacebuilding page Read more about Peacebuilding in Practice Tuija Talvitie CMI Interviews Explore Peacebuilding in Practice Date January 15 2014 Peacebuilding efforts are conducted by nonprofit groups across the world working in diverse settings to help mitigate and end violence They create partnerships mediate dialogues and have helped laid the groundwork for major peace accords To showcase how the wide range of work they do can positively impact the world CSN members conducted interviews with peacebuilders like Chic Dambach the former President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding to discuss the importance of different groups working together toward a common goal of peace In this short interview Chic discusses how he got started in peacebuilding from his days in the Peace Corps to his instrumental role in bringing peace during the Ethiopia and Eritrea border war Peacebuilding in Practice Interview web series Exhaust The Limits The Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder By Chic Dambach Read more about Interviews Explore Peacebuilding in Practice Interviews Explore Peacebuilding in Practice Date January 15 2014 Peacebuilding efforts are conducted by nonprofit groups across the world working in diverse settings to help mitigate and end violence They create partnerships mediate dialogues and have helped laid the groundwork for major peace accords To showcase how the wide range of work they do can positively impact the world CSN members conducted interviews with peacebuilders like Chic Dambach the former President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding to discuss the importance of different groups working together toward a common goal of peace In this short interview Chic discusses how he got started in peacebuilding from his days in

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/issue/Peacebuilding?type=All&page=2 (2016-02-16)
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    to Highlight Peace and Security in the 21st Century AfP leaunches New Forum to Highlight Peace and Security in the 21st Century Date April 15 2013 Women men and children around the world are working to prevent violence and consolidate peace in their local communities through development activities human rights initiatives and governance processes To highlight these good works the Alliance for Peacebuilding has created a new online publication called Building Peace Building Peace will feature stories about people communities and organizations that are transforming the face of peace and security around the world and will offer a window into how those in the peacebuilding field foster and support resilient peaceful and inclusive societies The inaugural April 2013 issue contains an interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee and reports from Syria Uganda and Colombia Read more about AfP leaunches New Forum to Highlight Peace and Security in the 21st Century Bill Calls for Creating Department of Peacebuilding Date February 19 2013 Rep Barbara Lee D CA introduced a bill HR 808 that would create a Department of Peacebuilding and a corresponding cabinet level secretary position on Feb 15 2013 In a press release Lee said peacebuilding encompasses both activities that target the root causes of violence and broad measures used to prevent violent conflict and create sustainable peace Co sponsors of HR 808 The Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013 include Reps Robert Andrews D NJ Yvette Clarke D NY John Conyers Jr D MI Janice Hahn D CA James McGover D MA Chellie Pingree D ME and Jared Polis D CO The bill is similar to the legislation introduced by the former Rep Dennis Kucinich in 2011 Read more about Bill Calls for Creating Department of Peacebuilding Filling a Critcal Gap Track II Diplomacy Date January 29 2013 Track II Diplomacy is a form of peacebuilding that uses unofficial actors to convene and engage in dialogue to resolve conflict explore deep conflict dynamics and set the stage for a more peaceful future Often conducted by NGOs like the Carter Center Track II efforts focus on dialogue with influential private citizens former officials or officials acting off the record within a conflict area But these efforts are hamepred by the material support prohibition which erodes the ability of NGOs to engage with listed terrorist groups without fear of criminal prosecution and economic sanctions Peacebuilding organizations and citizens who practice Track II risk running afoul of the law for engaging with terrorist groups even when it is solely for the purpose of negotiating peace and ending conflict Read CSN s fact sheet on Track II Diplomacy to learn more Read more about Filling a Critcal Gap Track II Diplomacy Filling a Critcal Gap Track II Diplomacy Date January 29 2013 Track II Diplomacy is a form of peacebuilding that uses unofficial actors to convene and engage in dialogue to resolve conflict explore deep conflict dynamics and set the stage for a more peaceful future Often conducted by NGOs like

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/issue/Peacebuilding?type=All&page=3 (2016-02-16)
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