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Hiroshima survivor Hottori Michiko

Every second counts for the survivors

Virtual testimony session with Hiroshima survivor Ms Hattori Michiko.

  • event 24 Nov 2021
Women attend a workshop on UN SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security - Malha, North Darfur

We can do better!Three ways how peacebuilding efforts can become more gender inclusive

These mechanisms can inform peacebuilding as a more inclusive practice where everyone has a seat at the table and the act of conflict-sensitivity is reinforced.

  • feature 3 Nov 2021
A family in their house in Bangladesh next to a wind farm.

Ways to mitigate the impact of climate change on conflictSpeech by Andrew Gilmour at the Human Rights and Science Symposium

At the 9th Human Rights and Science Symposium, our Executive Director Andrew Gilmour spoke on minimising the risk of climate change on conflict and human rights.

  • feature 1 Nov 2021
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COP26, climate change and conflict.

In November, COP26 will convene for the most important summit yet to halt climate breakdown, and to prevent the threats climate change poses for sustainable peace.

  • feature 27 Oct 2021
Group photo of the participants before the start of the Aiete conference in San Sebastian.

Lessons learnt from the Basque peace processTen years after the Aiete peace conference

Berghof looks back at an unconventional peace process that teaches us the value of creativity and persistence in the face of deadlocks.

  • feature 18 Oct 2021
Photo: Jakob Schnetz / Berghof Foundation

Berghof turns 50: Looking back at our history

13 October 1971 is the day we were founded. To celebrate our anniversary, we will revisit key moments of Berghof’s history, and take a look at the years to come.

  • feature 13 Oct 2021
Our work aims to create space for conflict transformation. Three chairs in the Berghof office in Berlin create an invitation to dialogue.

Berghof Foundation marks 50 years of peacebuilding

Looking on from the 50th anniversary, four prominent challenges feature among Berghof’s top priorities in dealing with the complex root causes of conflicts.

  • press release 13 Oct 2021
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Peace education meets religionA virtual and interactive launch of manual

Virtual launch of our ‘Peace Education meets Religion’ manual with interactive introductory workshop.

  • event 23 Sep 2021
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A call to rethink Europe's 'counter-terrorism' strategy and prioritise dialogueJoint statement by peace and conflict resolution organisations

Seven peace organisations are calling on Europe to prioritise dialogue with armed groups and ensure legal routes for peace and mediation actors to engage with them

  • press release 10 Sep 2021
Berghof Foundation Executive Director Andrew Gilmour (left) and State Secretary Martin Jäger of the BMZ at the signing.

New cooperation agreement to establish Transitional Justice HubBMZ, Berghof Foundation to deepen joint work on dealing with the past

The Hub will promote exchange, dialogue, and research on topics such as remembrance, good governance, trauma healing, and social cohesion in post-conflict settings.

  • press release 12 Aug 2021
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