Digital Series: A new vision for peacemaking


Harnessing the Power of Nonviolence to Reorganize Power

This podcast was produced by Nonviolent Peaceforce International, Peace Brigades International.

Militarised Masculinities and Sustaining Peace: Lessons from the Ground

This podcast was produced by Impunity Watch, Master in Transitional Justice of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. 

Militarised masculinities and its impact on peace has received little attention. Militarised masculinity, an idea of a certain ‘maleness’ that is violent, is central to elites strategies in staying in power. This podcast by Impunity Watch and the Master programme in Transitional Justice of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights provides space for an in-depth debate around this neglected topic with leading expert Brandon Hamber from Northern Ireland and human rights activist Brisna Caxaj from Guatemala.

Brandon Hamber, Ulster University
Brisna Caxaj, Impunity Watch
Thomas Unger (host), Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights


Cities in division – Building ‘Peaces'

This video was created by CSSP Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation, Nansen Dialog Centre Mostar, Alternative Dispute Resolution Center Mitrovica.


Conflicts on high political levels are often reflected in divided cities: As focal points of the general conflict, they are contested but their division can barely be solved locally. This is currently the case in Mostar and Mitrovica. In our video, we cast a glance on the specifics of both cities and the implicit dynamics of their situation and, especially, have a couple of local activists talk to us explaining how they feel and how prepare for positive change.


Elvir Đuliman, Director, NDC, Mostar
Vernes Voloder, Project Manager, NDC, Mostar
Vladimir Ćorić, Director, Youth and Culture Center ""Abrašević"", Mostar
Kristina Ćorić, Coordinator for Mostar, CSSP B&H
Miodrag Miličević, Executive Director, NGO Aktiv, Mitrovica North
Afërdita Sylaj-Shehu, Executive Director, CBM, Mitrovica South
Lazar Rakić, Program Manager, ADRC, Mitrovica North
Kenan Beqiri, Project Coordinator, CBM, Mitrovica South
Jasna Božović, North Office Project Coordinator, CSSP Kosovo
Bekim Ismaili, Pristina Office Project Coordinator, CSSP Kosovo
Christoph Lüttmann, Managing Director, CSSP Berlin

Local authorities building peace: inspiration from Iraq and Colombia

This video was created by UCLG Peace Prize, VNG International.


This video shows how the Duhok Governorate and the Municipality of Bogotá, two finalists from the 2019 UCLG Peace Prize, contribute to a culture of peace and how these initiatives are embedded in the local culture and traditions.


UCLG Peace Prize 
VNG International
Governorate of Duhok
Municipality of Bogotá
Diputació Barcelona

What should a feminist foreign policy look like in the 2020s?

This video was created by Open Think Tank Network, foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Ponto, Polis180, Argo, Agora. 


Women and traditionally marginalized groups have been historically underrepresented in foreign policy - leading to foreign policies that neglect the interests of these groups and have sometimes increased inequalities. To address this issue, the Open Think Tank Network ( set out for a transnational Policy Kitchen challenge ( to answer the question: “What should a feminist foreign policy look like in the 2020s?”. More than 200 participants from four continents contributed 90 policy proposals to a comprehensive publication on the subject.


Vinya Mehta (Agora), Pascal Roelcke (Agora), Sian Chatha (Agora), Amber Zenklusen (foraus), Janagesha Muthurasa (foraus), Yannic Bucher (foraus), Sonja Schiffers (Polis180), Niculin Detreköy (foraus), Helena Lüer (Polis180), Stella Noack (foraus), Holly Harwood (Agora), Maëlys Bablon (Agora), Lisa Müller-Dormann (Polis180), Paymon Azmoudeh (Argo), Ninja Bumann (Ponto), Clarice Schreiner (Agora), Eva Rana (Agora), Lara Twerenbold (foraus), Niniane Paeffgen (foraus), Jonas Nakonz (foraus)

Towards a Stronger Civilian Dimension in Great Power Conflict

This video was created by CIVIC. 


Great Power Confrontation has become the main focus of Great Powers’ foreign policy over the past few years. Such a shift has been energized in Europe by the necessity to adapt to the resurgence of tensions at its borders, including in the Baltic states, Crimea, and Ukraine. In this event, CIVIC proposes to explore the impact of hybrid tactics (information warfare, cyberattacks, etc.) on civilian populations and societal resilience. Panelists discuss how governments, militaries, and communities can be better prepared to face these new tactics in a way that contributes to reduce threats to civilians arising from them, while increasing the resilience of states and populations.


Panelists: Elisabeth Braw ; (AEI visiting fellow) ; Ewan Lawson (RUSI Associate Fellow) ; Colonel Viktor Masliuk (Military Legislation Unit Deputy Head, Ukraine MOD) ; Julien Théron (Lecturer in Conflict & Security Studies at Sciences Po Paris). Moderator: Jean-Marc Rickli (GCSP Head of Global Risk and Resilience)

Making the case for peace building European Union

This video was created by PAX.


Europe faces decreasing international cooperation, more frequent protectionist and nationalistic reflexes, increasing polarization, and the rise of populism, while systematic violations of rule of law and human rights take place in a number of the European countries. Seeing the European Union as an oasis of peace and security in a world that is facing growing tensions and widespread hostilities may be increasingly naïve. In response, we call for inclusive peacebuilding to become a top priority within the EU.


Mr Dion van den Berg
Mr Andriy Korniychuk

Pioneering peace pathways - Making connections to end violent conflict

How do peace processes start? Conciliation Resources’ 29th Accord publication explores the essential ingredients to foster peace dialogue in ongoing violent conflict. People with experience of war and peacemaking describe how societies and conflict parties move from fighting to talking, and how policymakers and peace practitioners support them.
In this short film, Accord 29 authors discuss how early peacemaking works, how it doesn’t work, and how it could work better. Issue Editor, Cate Buchanan, explains what we mean by ‘early’ peacemaking and why it is so important. Insights into contemporary trends and examples of early peacemaking practice in the film also include armed actors’ pathways into dialogue, insider mediation in Myanmar, accompanying conflict parties into peace talks in Ogaden in Ethiopia, and the early peacemaking potential of peace secretariats.
Pathways to peace presented in the film also include an innovative process of unilateral disarmament in the Basque country, and an annual peace trek promoting peaceful coexistence between ethnic groups in northern Kenya. Explore the Accord 29 publication for many more thematic analyses and case studies: Click here.  

Voices from the Field: Coordinating and Securing Access in Eastern and Southern Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This video was created by Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation