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We put people first, supporting change that empowers local communities to take action and influence decision-making

Conflict sensitivity

We promote a conflict-sensitive approach to ensure aid promotes peace and does not reinforce conflict dynamics

Gender

We challenge the gender norms that cause and perpetuate conflict and insecurity

Inclusivity

We work to ensure that peacebuilding processes and governance systems are inclusive and legitimate

Vision

We believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity

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Peaceful approaches to global challenges

It’s been a good week – so far - to highlight peace on the international stage.

 

Sweet 16?

One year since the launch of the 2030 Agenda, Saferworld’s Robert Parker reviews global action on peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

BLOG | 28 September 2016 - Robert Parker

Canada International Assistance Review: Saferworld submission

This submission to Canada’s international assistance review provides Saferworld’s reflections on how Canada might take forward its work on peace and people’s security, including through the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, showing leadership on peace issues on the international stage, and supporting civil society.

RESOURCE | 26 September 2016

Peaceful approaches to global challenges

It’s been a good week – so far - to highlight peace on the international stage.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 21 September 2016

The injustice of Inequality and its links to violence

Oxfam’s Deborah Hardoon has focused her research on the evidence behind Oxfam’s global campaign on inequality. In this blog, Deborah reflects on the relationship between inequality, injustice and violence. This is also published as part of Oxfam's Policy and Practice blog.

BLOG | 21 September 2016 - Deborah Hardoon

Peace in Myanmar: Listen to the people  

Saferworld's Head of Asia Chris Underwood reflects after attending a International Peace Day event in Myanmar.

BLOG | 21 September 2016 - Chris Underwood

A small step toward democracy in Somalia

Saferworld's Somalia Country Director, Peter W Mackenzie, looks at recent democratic developments in Somalia. This was originally published for Africa Research Institute on International Day of Democracy, 15 September 2016. 

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 19 September 2016 - Peter Mackenzie

Peace and Migration: Realising the links

This joint statement with The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) calls for greater leadership to address the root causes of forced displacement and resist conflict-insensitive approaches to migration management.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 19 September 2016

Justice and peace blog series

This series of blogs explores ways to include a much broader array of actors in the process of building peace and justice.


Our strategy

Read Saferworld's 2014-17 strategy to put people at the centre of peace and security responses.


Post-2015

SDG16 initiative

A coalition of international organisations – including Saferworld– launched a website that tracks progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 16


Protect civilians project: Armenia-Azerbaijan