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Pitfalls of Top-Down Peacebuilding

Pitfalls of Top-Down Peacebuilding

The top-down approach to peacebuilding has largely failed at creating sustainable peace in places such as Afghanistan, Congo, Iraq, and South Sudan. Yet, a small Congolese island in Lake Kivu has kept the peace despite holding known prerequisites for violent conflict. Their success is largely due to an emphasis on the local's role in conflict transformation. 

“Women Make Peace Stick”

“Women Make Peace Stick”

Women continue to be underrepresented in peacebuilding processes. Peace Science consistently shows that female inclusion is vital to the success and longevity of peace agreements.

Civil Resistance During Civil War

Research on civil resistance tends to focus on cases where nonviolent methods are used to challenge authoritarian or otherwise unjust

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