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Conflict Dynamics International is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded to prevent and resolve violent conflict between and within states, and to alleviate human suffering resulting from conflicts and other crises around the world.

 

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January 2016: Humanitarian Access and Technology: Opportunities and Applications

Cover of Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for PeaceConflict Dynamics International is pleased to present Humanitarian Access and Technology: Opportunities and Applications, the first in our series of ‘Access Briefs’ providing topical guidance on policy and practice to humanitarian practitioners in their efforts to secure and sustain humanitarian access in situations of armed conflict. This Access Brief explores some of the opportunities and challenges of applying technologies to improve access, encouraging practitioners to apply technologies in a manner that is firmly rooted in the core humanitarian principles, committed to sound analysis, creative in generating options, and persistent in working through dilemmas.

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January 2016: Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for Peace

Cover of Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for PeaceConflict Dynamics is pleased to announce the publication of Inside Syria: What Local Actors Are Doing for Peace, a joint publication by swisspeace, Conflict Dynamics International, and FarikBeirut.net and commissioned by Finn Church Aid. Based on over 140 interviews conducted inside Syria, this study sheds light on how local actors - from community leaders to women's initiatives - understand the conflict and their efforts to bring it to an end. While these local peacebuilders are critical for any future peace process, they have received far too little attention, and this report draws on their experiences to highlight the opportunities and challenges for peacebuilding in Syria.

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December 2015

Year-End Giving Campaign

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December 2015: Children in Armed Conflict Anti-Impunity Tool

CAC accountability frameworkConflict Dynamics International is proud to present the new Anti-Impunity Tool: Guidance for investigating and prosecuting serious violations against children in armed conflict (CAC Anti-Impunity Tool). This user-friendly tool provides national judicial and other actors with concrete guidance and practical tips for investigating and prosecuting serious violations against children in armed conflict (CAC), such as recruitment and use of children by armed actors, attacks on schools, and other violations. In addition, the Tool includes guidance on outreach to affected children and communities and on involving child protection actors and CAC victims/survivors as witnesses.

Conflict Dynamics launched the CAC Anti-Impunity Tool with a series of events in Kinshasa, DRC in December 2015, notably at the Military Prosecutor's Office, the National Child Protection Working Group with support from UNICEF and Save The Children, and at the Carter Center with a group of child and women's rights agencies.

To read the Tool in English or French, please click here.

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August 2015: Featured on the International Justice Monitor

CAC accountability frameworkThe Children and Armed Conflict Accountability Initiative published a piece on the International Justice Monitor Blog, a project of the Open Society Justice Initiative. Conflict Dynamics' Julia Freedson wrote "Can the Ntaganda Trial Advance Accountability for Serious Violations Against Children in Armed Conflict?" about the forthcoming trial at the International Criminal Court of Bosco Ntaganda, the alleged former-Deputy Chief of Staff and Commander of Operations of the Patriotic Front for the Liberation of Congo in the DRC.

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June 2015: Children in Armed Conflict Accountability Framework

CAC accountability frameworkConflict Dynamics is pleased to announce the publication of the Children in Armed Conflict Accountability Framework: A Framework for Advancing Accountability for Serious Violations against Children in Armed Conflict.

This Framework is a practical resource that promotes accountability for serious violations of international law committed against children in armed conflict. It responds to the significant gap that exists in preventing and remedying these serious violations – and is designed to assist policymakers and practitioners working at all levels to bridge this gap.

Alongside the CAC Accountability Framework, Conflict Dynamics is launching a case example on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is the first in a series to demonstrate the practical application of the Framework in specific contexts. These resources are available on www.cacaccountability.org, where you can also access the CAC Accountability Resource Database.

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May 2015: Children and Armed Conflict Accountability Resource Database

Children and Armed Conflict Resource DatabaseThe Children and Armed Conflict Accountability Initiative launched the Children and Armed Conflict Accountability Resource Database, 150 practical tools and resources on promoting accountability for serious violations of international law committed against children in armed conflict.

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CDI Peace Pulse

This monthly digest seeks to inform readers about recent debates and scholarship at the intersection of governance and peacebuilding, as well as research relating to Conflict Dynamics' peacebuilding contexts (Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, and Syria).

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Senior Program Manager, Humanitarian Access Initiative
Nairobi, Kenya

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