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Peace is for Everyone: Bangsamoro stories of hope, survival, pain and resilience

Peace is for Everyone, authored by the Institute of Bangsamoro Studies (IBS) – a Mindanao-based non-governmental research institution – gathers the experiences of over 300 men and women in Maguindanao, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Marawi, Iligan, Cotabato and Isabela. Weaved together, these individual stories provide a collective account of the Bagsamoro people over the past decades of conflict, their views on the present situation, as well as their hopes for the future. The book was officially launched on July 12 2017 in Marawi City and July 13 2017 in Cotabato City.

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Lessons Learned from Myanmar’s Peace ProcessLessons Learned from Myanmar’s Peace Process

Author: Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Published by: CPCS
ISBN: N/A

Written by Dr. Aung Naing Oo, former Director of the Myanmar Peace Centre, this book is a collection of reflections on the ceasefire negotiation process initiated by the Thein Sein government in 2011. It highlights the role of inclusivity, trust building and risk-taking, among other things as valuable to building peace in Myanmar.


Cover We Want our Communities Back, No More Fighting and Violence: Voices of Communities from Myanmar's Ceasefire Areas from 2017 - 18We Want our Communities Back, No More Fighting and Violence: Voices of Communities from Myanmar's Ceasefire Areas from 2017 - 18

Author: Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Published by: CPCS
ISBN: N/A

Building on the work of two previous rounds of CPCS' project listening to communities and experiences with the peace process in Myanmar, We want our Communities Back presents a snapshot of the opinions and experiences of community members across six States in Myanmar (Kachin, Northern Shan, Southern Shan, Kayah, Kayin and Mon States). Through the use of CPCS Listening Methodology, the project aims to amplify the voices of people in ceasefire areas of Myanmar to inform and influence decision-makers in the peace process. To conduct this research, 62 local volunteers across the states had over 485 conversations with 1537 community members in 2017. The publication is a consolidation of their thoughts and perspectives on the ongoing peace process, their daily challenges and their hopes for the future.


War Was a Curse. We Can Live in Peace. Resilience and healing in Sri LankaWar Was a Curse. We Can Live in Peace. Resilience and healing in Sri Lanka.

Author: Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Published by: CPCS
Publication date: December 2017
ISBN: 978-999-63

War Was a Curse. We Can Live in Peace: Resilience and healing in Sri Lanka presents the stories of 29 men and women who have lived through the 28-year civil war in Sri Lanka. Weaving together personal narratives from across the country, the book uses a Peace History lens to capture the grey between the black and white narratives that protracted conflicts produce and illustrates the main obstacles that must be overcome in order for Sri Lankans to move forward in peace.

The book organises personal narratives from all sides of the conflict into three parts: The Past, The Past is the Present and The Future, illustrating how the civil war continues to penetrate daily attitudes and views on reconciliation and shape a peoples’ hope for coming generations. While still raw and painful, the stories presented in this publication contribute to the on-going wider and inclusive conversation about a peaceful future for Sri Lanka. From what started as an exploration around views on reconciliation and healing, the book finds that before a transformation of attitudes can occur, the stories of Sri Lankans must be listened to and acknowledged.


 

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