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Peace Counts on Tour in Armenia

Peace Counts on Tour in Armenia

18 June 2015 – The Armenian participants were amazed. A Georgian and an Abkhaz jointly facilitating a Peace Counts training? Contact between Georgians and Abkhaz is usually rare in the conflict prone South Caucasus.

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Workshop in Mogadishu for “Building Federalism” project

Workshop in Mogadishu for “Building Federalism” project

16 June 2015 – Berghof staff members organized and attended the general preparatory workshop in Mogadishu, Somalia for the “Building Federalism through Local Government Dialogue” project.

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Panel Discussion and Workshop on the Current Situation in Yemen, Berlin, 10 June 2015

Panel Discussion and Workshop on the Current Situation in Yemen, Berlin, 10 June 2015

15 June 2015 – On 10 June 2015, the Berghof Foundation (National Dialogue Support Programme Yemen) held a reflection workshop with representatives of various stakeholder groups from Yemen.

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Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation

The Berghof Handbook is a constantly evolving and developing online platform 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.

Handbook Articles are commissioned expert contributions on the state of the art of the field. Articles >

Handbook Dialogues raise key critical issues which are then debated among scholars and practitioners from different disciplines and world regions. Dialogues >

You can find all Berghof Handbook publications here >

Feature

Nonviolence

The 2011 Arab Spring has led to a revival of global interest in the phenomenon of nonviolent struggles for human rights and democracy. They are frequently seen as a powerful and constructive strategy for waging and transforming conflict.

We understand nonviolent resistance as a central dimension of conflict transformation, especially in contexts of highly asymmetrical power relations, where negotiations and reconciliation needs to be preceded by effective methods of levelling the playing field between conflict parties. more >

Latest Resources

  • Brandon Hamber: Dealing with Painful Memories and Violent Pasts. Towards a Framework for Contextual Understanding. 2015. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 11 - lead article. PDF >
  • Rousbeh Legatis: Media-Related Peacebuilding in Processes of Conflict Transformation. 2015. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Uli Jäger, Anne Romund & Nadine Ritzi: Peace Counts Learning Package. 2015. Tübingen. Educational & Multimedia. Imagebox >
  • Uta Giebel & Barbara Unger: Erfahrungen zu Steuerung und Führung in einem Friedensentwicklungsvorhaben. 2015. Bogotá D.C.. PDF >
  • Uli Jäger, Anne Romund & Dr. Hannah Reich: Fostering civic and nonviolent education in Jordan. 2014. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. Educational & Multimedia. PDF >
  • Uli Jäger: Peace Education and Conflict Transformation. 2014. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Silke Pfeiffer: Peace Infrastructure in Colombia. 2014. PDF >
  • Véronique Dudouet (Ed.): Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation: Transitions from armed to nonviolent struggle. 2014. London: Routledge. Book >
  • Janel B. Galvanek: Supporting Negotiations for Peace in Afghanistan. 2014. Policy Brief No. 4. PDF >