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Kickstarting Berghof Handbook Dialogue No. 12: On “Undeclared Wars”

Kickstarting Berghof Handbook Dialogue No. 12: On “Undeclared Wars”

26 May 2016 – In some countries, more civilians are being killed by armed gangs and criminal organisations than in traditional combat. Still, these pockets of armed social violence – “undeclared wars” marked, among other things, by criminal, gang and/or urban violence – have long received much...

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Yemen: Fourth Consultation Meeting to support the political process

Yemen: Fourth Consultation Meeting to support the political process

25 May 2016 – From 10-13 May 2016, a consultation meeting of 19 Yemeni Eminent Personalities took place in Jordan to discuss options and mechanisms for the inclusion of the Yemeni South into the peace and transition process.

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Workshop offer for volunteers

Workshop offer for volunteers

09 May 2016 – Should Paul, an integration assistant, give money to his Syrian friend Halim, so that Halim could bring his family to Germany? The answers to these and other challenging and controversial issues were discussed in several one-day workshops on conflict-sensitive refugee assistance....

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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 >

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Feature

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.

In these situations, what keeps young people from becoming victims or perpetrators (e.g. child soldiers or members of urban criminal gangs)? How come, others engage for peace, human security or community development, evolving into key drivers of change? more >

Latest Resources

  • 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 >
  • 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 >
  • Hans J. Giessmann: Infrastructures for Peace: Approaches and Lessons Learned. 2016. 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 >
  • Martina Fischer: Transitional Justice. Lessons from the Western Balkans. 2016. Policy Brief No. 5. PDF >
  • SIPRI YEARBOOK 2015. Armaments, Disarmaments and Internatinal Security. 2015. Berlin. Kurzfassung Deutsch. Hardcopy >
  • Berghof Foundation: Berghof Foundation Annual Report 2014. 2015. Berlin. more >
  • Véronique Dudouet (Ed.): Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation: Transitions from armed to nonviolent struggle. 2015. London: Routledge. Paperback 2015. Book >
  • Germany as Mediator. Peace Mediation and Mediation Support in German Foreign Policy. 2015. Conference Report. 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 >