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Armed Social Violence: The Conversation Continues...

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Armed Social Violence: The Conversation Continues...

22 September 2016 - What shapes does armed social violence take in localities as diverse as Colombia, the UK, Nigeria, Mexico, Myanmar and Guinea-Bissau?
Five sets of respondents explore the actors, factors and dynamics of violence in different settings. They debate issues as diverse as the...

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„Cross-point“ – our Radio programme in Georgia

„Cross-point“ – our Radio programme in Georgia

25 August 2016 - What happened during the wars in the beginning of the 1990s? What is their significance for us today? How can we live with this past? The new radio programme „Cross-point“ is centered around these question.

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DEMAC Workshop – Humanitarian Aid and the role of the Syrian diaspora

DEMAC Workshop – Humanitarian Aid and the role of the Syrian diaspora

23 August 2016 - Syrians living abroad engage relentlessly and in multiple ways in relief activities to ease the need of their compatriots in Syria and its neighboring states and to counter the effects of the humanitarian crisis. They send remittances and aid, build orphanages, schools and...

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Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation

The Berghof Handbook is dedicated to collecting and reflecting cutting-edge knowledge and experience for scholars and practitioners working on transforming violent ethnopolitical conflict. It comes in the form of Articles and a Dialogue Series. more  >

Latest Contributions

  • Jenny Pearce: The “Violence Turn” in Peace Studies and Practice. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Andy Carl: The (Not So) New Challenge of Responding to Armed Social Violence with Peacebuilding. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Gema Santamaría: From War-Making to Peacebuilding? Opportunities and Pitfalls of an Integral Approach to Armed Social Violence in Mexico. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Karen P. Simbulan and Laurens J. Visser: The Value of Listening to Community Voices. A Peacebuilding Approach to Armed Social Violence. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Marco Carmignani and Fernando Cavalcante : Countering Armed Social Violence in Guinea-Bissau: The Case of the Model Police Station. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - comment. PDF >
  • Bernardo Arévalo de León and Ana Glenda Tager: Armed Social Violence and Peacebuilding: Towards an operational approach. 2016. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 12 - lead article. PDF >
  • Beatrix Austin & Martina Fischer (Eds.): Transforming War-Related Identities. Individual and Social Approaches to Healing and Dealing with the Past. 2016. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - complete. Hardcopy >
  • Brandon Hamber: Dealing with Painful Memories and Violent Pasts. Towards a Framework for Contextual Understanding. 2015. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - lead article. PDF >

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Berghof Spotlight - Caucasus

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Youth

In many conflict regions, young people below the age of 30 form the majority of the population. This youth is often faced with a dire socio-economic environment. High unemployment, insecurity and lack of participation in local and national governance are widespread challenges, often leading to violence. more >

Latest Resources

  • Samer Araabi & Leila Hilal: Reconciliation, Reward, and Revenge: Analyzing Syrian De-Escalation Dynamics through Local Ceasefire Negotiations. 2016. Berlin. Berghof Grantee Publication. PDF >
  • Katrin Planta: Interdependency and Interference: The Wayuu’s Normative System and State-based Conflict Resolution in Colombia. 2016. Colombia Case Study Report . PDF >
  • Janel B. Galvanek: Pragmatism and Mistrust: The Interaction of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Liberia. 2016. Liberia Case Study Report. PDF >
  • Véronique Dudouet & Matteo Dressler: From Power Mediation to Dialogue Facilitation: Assessing the European Union’s Approach to Multi- Track Diplomacy. 2016. WOSCAP. Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Project. Scoping Study. PDF >
  • Stina Lundström & Matteo Dressler: Assessing EU Support to Governance Reform. 2016. Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Project. Scoping Study. PDF >
  • Hans J. Giessmann: Infrastructures for Peace: Approaches and Lessons Learned. 2016. PDF >
  • Véronique Dudouet, Katrin Planta and Hans J. Giessmann: The Political Transformation of Armed and Banned Groups: Lessons Learned and Implications for International Support. 2016. PDF >