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Transitioning to Peace

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Building a lasting peace is a challenging task. First and foremost, it requires a guarantee of security and protection from violence and political instability. Without a minimum level of security, civilians cannot return to their homes, work or tend to their fields, or move freely to access essential services. However, a lasting peace is more than the absence of violence. It is also an ability to build a life; civilians must have homes they can return to or places where to resettle. They must be able to resume their livelihood activities, which means the ability to access land in the primarily agricultural Acholi districts. People must also learn to live with former combatants and find new, peaceful ways to resolve conflicts.  In this section, we discuss survey findings about the peace and the improvement in security resulting from the shift in the conflict since 2005. We explore people’s views about ways to build a lasting peace, as well as to improve security. Experiences with and perceptions of several contributing factors to peace-building, including dispute-resolution mechanisms, provision of services, and rebuilding confidence in institutions, are also explored.

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