Conciliation Resources supports civil society peace-builders and local people in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh to have a voice in the peace process, working together across divides, challenging stereotypes, listening to other narratives and preparing for peace. Ideas and opportunities for peace-building are generated through dialogue, and promoted in relevant local and international circles.
- Parts of a Circle
CR with its partner media organisations in the region have produced a series of three ground-breaking, collaborative films on the recent history of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict which will challenge the preconceptions of audiences on both sides, and encourage debate. CR is working with its partners to develop an outreach strategy for these films, including some initial screenings to audiences in towns and villages. CR is also working on an English language version which covers the same ground in a single one hour film aimed, among others, at international policy-makers and wider international audiences.
- The Karabakh Contact Group
CR has brought together experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh and around the world to take part in meetings and produce policy briefs on the Basic Principles that underlie the efforts of the Minsk Group mediators to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. CR with its partners will organise another series of meetings focusing on the benefits of peace, and bring the material in its policy briefs to international and regional policy-makers and to a wider audience.
- Internal Dialogue and Policy Outreach
CR will work with its partners in the region to stimulate debate, fresh ideas and encourage greater participation by the public in peace-building, particularly among marginalised groups, in outlying communities, among IDPs and in Nagorno-Karabakh. Although these groups are rarely involved in the public discussion about peace, their support will be vital for any peace process. CR staff and partners will bring policy ideas, written outputs and local perspectives to the attention of international policy circles.
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