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From inner to outer peace: Supporting Syrian refugees as agents for peace

From inner to outer peace: Supporting Syrian refugees as agents for peace

19.06.2020 -

Our experience working with displaced Syrians in Jordan shows that under the right conditions, refugees can act as agents of constructive social change.

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Prospects for peace amid a global pandemic

Prospects for peace amid a global pandemic

16.06.2020 -

Six months into the COVID-19 crisis, we asked our colleagues what the pandemic means for people and countries in conflict. And what are the prospects for peace during this time of corona?

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Do nonviolent revolutions lead to better democracies?

Do nonviolent revolutions lead to better democracies?

03.06.2020 -

Nonviolent resistance is not just an effective means of deposing dictators. Our research shows it can also help consolidate democracy after the transition from autocratic rule.

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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

  • Mille Bøjer: Transformative Scenarios Process. How stories of the future help to transform conflict in the present. 2018. Handbook Article. PDF >
  • Beatrix Austin and Hans J. Giessmann (eds.): Transformative Approaches to Violent Extremism. 2018. Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - complete. PDF >
  • Mohammed Abu-Nimer: Alternative Approaches to Transforming Violent Extremism. The Case of Islamic Peace and Interreligious Peacebuilding. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - lead. PDF >
  • Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini: Challenging Conventional Wisdom, Transforming Current Practices: A Gendered Lens on PVE. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Anita Ernstorfer: Effective Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilding Systems Perspective. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Radwan Al-Sayed: Religious Institutions and the Challenges of Extremism and Terrorism: A Long View. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • "What is actually needed is to invent new terms" - An interview on Radical Religious Norms and Experiences from the Balkans. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Maral Jekta: Engaging with whom? Opportunities and Challenges of PVE approaches in Germany and Iraq. 2018. Berghof Handbook Dialogue No. 13 - comment. PDF >
  • Isabel Bramsen & Poul Poder: Emotional Dynamics in Conflict and Conflict Transformation. 2018. Handbook Article. PDF >

Berghof Glossary 2.0

The 2019 edition of the Berghof Glossary is now available - featuring the main principles and approaches in our work. For a second time, our team has embarked on a joint exploration of what it takes to create “space(s) for conflict transformationmore >

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Youth 2.0

In the peacebuilding field, young people are generally seen as victims, at-risk, perpetrators - or recently as ‘potential’ peacebuilders. What does not get sufficiently highlighted in this youth discourse is the fact that in all conflict contexts, there are invariably young people who build their own peacebuilding initiatives. more >   All features >

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Latest Resources

  • Dagmar Nolden, Dr. Hannah Reich, Dr. Vladimir Kostić: Refugees as agents for peace: Reflecting on the implementation of peace education formats in Jordanian refugee camps. 2020. PDF >
  • I Have To Speak: Voices of Female Ex-Combatants from Aceh, Burundi, Mindanao and Nepal. 2020. PDF >
  • Ferdaous Bouhlel: (Ne pas) dialoguer avec les groupes « jihadistes » au Mali ? Étude de Cas. 2020. more >
  • Will Bennett: Improving Community Safety in Contested Spaces: A Handbook for Syrian Civil Society Actors (English). 2020. PDF >
  • Mapping of Local Governance in Yemeni Governorates. 2020. more >
  • Managing Political Transformation and Security Transition Processes: A Strategic Framework. 2019. more >
  • Andy Carl: Constitution Making in Contexts of Conflict: Paying Attention to Process. 2019. Towards Sustainable Peace: The Nexus of Peacemaking and Constitution Building. more >
  • Laurie Nathan: The Imperative of Constitutionalizing Peace Agreements. 2019. Towards Sustainable Peace: The Nexus of Peacemaking and Constitution Building. more >
  • Nicole Töpperwien: From Armed Intra-State Conflict to a Functioning Constitutional Order. Reconciling Principles of Third-Party Support – a Reflection. 2019. Towards Sustainable Peace: The Nexus of Peacemaking and Constitution Building. more >
  • Willy Peter Nindorera: Interactions Between Peacemaking and Constitution-Making Processes in Burundi. A Stabilising or a Crisis Factor?. 2019. Towards Sustainable Peace: The Nexus of Peacemaking and Constitution Building. more >