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This policy brief shows the possible uses of participatory methods throughout all stages of the project life cycle for peacebuilding and conflict transformation practitioners.
This paper presents a cross-case analysis of five GCRF-funded Hubs and assesses their partnership evaluations, their methods and how they unearthed and addressed power asymmetries in order to create equitable partnerships. It makes recommendations for a framework of equitable partnership principles and evaluation measures.
Land is widely recognised as an important catalyst for women’s empowerment, yet not much is known about women’s private land ownership and the importance of land ownership for women’s empowerment. In this study, we explore this association using primary data collected from 2000 households in Jaffna and Kandy districts, Sri Lanka.
This video is based on research conducted by Angelika Rettberg and colleagues on the meanings and the factors shaping reconciliation in Colombia. It shows that age, gender, religion, income, region, and experience with violence matter when it comes to defining who are the most, and the least, likely groups to be willing to engage in reconciliation efforts.
This study interviews 21 migrant women and three third sector practitioners in the greater Beirut area in Lebanon. The interviews explored participants’ economic and socio-cultural drivers of migration, their living and working conditions, and their experiences of the multiple crises Lebanon is facing.
Background Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August 2021 following the US and allied forces withdrawal, Human Rights Watch and other organisations have…
This briefing evaluates the UK’s contribution to the Women, Peace and Security agenda over the last fifteen years. Addressing strengths and limitations, it analyses successive thematic priorities, maps WPS spending, and considers common criticism. It draws out recommendations for future plans on infrastructure and monitoring, domestic applications and policy ambition.
Far from delivering on the promise of providing greater access to justice for victims, the land restitution system in Colombia - where victims of land dispossession and forced abandonment can apply for restitution of their lands lost as a result of the armed conflict - has denied most requests at the administrative stage.