Today, Peace Insight launches its fifth edition of Peace Dispatch

Peace Dispatch is a unique new feature, mapping live incidences of violence alongside context analysis by local peacebuilding experts. It brings together instances of violent outbreaks alongside instances of local peacebuilding, showing exactly what is being done to halt violence and build peace in the aftermath.

In this month's edition, Local Peacebuilding Experts from Afghanistan, Burundi, Colombia, India (Kashmir), Lebanon, NigeriaPakistan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen provide their latest analysis of conflict in their areas - and what it means for peacebuilders.

 

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28 November 2018

There has been a rise in violence in Kashmir, amid claims of a growing acceptance of these killings in the public psyche. This article seeks to shed light on the roots of the violence, one of which stems from an increase in recruitment of young people into militant groups. The author describes young people in Kashmir as a tinder box, with the potential both for violence, and for sparking movements to peace. Their actions carry the possibility of provoking conflict, but also the means to turn against it. Read more »

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There has been a rise in violence in Kashmir, amid claims of a growing culture of martyrdom that is beginning to form the new driving narrative for militancy and violence. This glorification of martyrdom as seen in Kashmir has its roots in growing violent extremism, the recruitment of young men to violence, and militarisation. This article takes up the issue by looking at the role of mothers giving up their sons for the cause, and finding their own agency in a patriarchal society through their son's martyrdom. Read more »

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