Based on interviews in July 2015 with 10 of the first decommissioned MILF soldiers, this publication brings out the voices of men who had just, a few weeks earlier, been able to finally put their arms to rest after decades of fighting. What these men’s reflections show is that decommissioning is a tool for peace; that it is not an end in itself but a means to a different life.
Building Infrastructures for Peace: The Role of Liaison Offices in Myanmar’s Peace Process
Based on observations and interviews with over 100 liaison office staff, this paper provides an analysis of liaison offices in the scope of the larger peace process to provoke insights on how liaison offices can work. This paper concludes with a series of recommendations for providing greater support to liaison offices so they can fulfill their potential as effective structural supports of peace in Myanmar.
Karen Unity Building Initiatives: Towards sustainable peace in Myanmar
This paper examine’s the Karen history of conflict, seeking to analyse the push for greater unity amongst the Karen. It highlights Karen opinions and experiences of unity-building, derived from conversations with Karen individuals from various communities, civil society organisations (CSOs), armed groups, political parties and government offices.
This series of 13 profiles of Cambodian peacebuilders illustrates how some individuals have transformed their experiences with conflict into motivation to build sustainable peace.
CPCS is in the process of establishing the Cambodia Peace Museum, an educational and experiential space geared towards supporting a wider national healing process – one which highlights the resilience of Cambodia’s people in transforming conflict and overcoming adversity, as well as the nation’s potential as a peacebuilding learning centre for it’s regional neighbours.