International Institute for Sustainable Development

Connecting the Dots: Natural resources, women and peace

Published March 6, 2018 with the International Institute for Sustainable Development | By Silja Halle and Clare Church Between 1992 and 2011, less than 10 per cent of negotiators and signatories of peace processes were women. In the recent peace process with the FARC in Colombia, however, women made up one third of participants, and the resulting peace agreement stands… Continue reading Connecting the Dots: Natural resources, women and peace

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Digging up the Dirt on Conflict Minerals Worldwide

Published November 30, 2017 with the International Institute for Sustainable Development | By Clare Church It’s starting to become a familiar image: a young, Congolese miner working in dire and sometimes violent conditions, searching for the valuable minerals needed to power our smartphones, tablets and other electronic gadgets. Although documentaries like When Elephants Fight, Al Jazeera news specials, and… Continue reading Digging up the Dirt on Conflict Minerals Worldwide