Working Tirelessly for Peace and Equality: Civil Resistance and Peacebuilding in Liberia
Using the framework developed by Véronique Dudouet in her 2017 ICNC Special Report, Powering to Peace: Integrated Civil Resistance and Peacebuilding Strategies, we examine the methodologies and approaches of the various actors involved in civil resistance and peacebuilding throughout each phase of conflict in Liberia, from a period of latent conflict (before 1980) to the post-settlement phase after 2003. Many different actors in Liberia pursued strategies of peacebuilding and civil resistance simultaneously, which led to the complementarity of their work and increased the impact they had on the peace process, as well as political and civic reform. This case study takes an in-depth look at the interaction of these strategies in their common pursuit of peace and justice in Liberia.
ICNC Special Report
Published May 2021