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


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

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


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

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

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Street art for peace in Yemen


A video by Oscar-winning filmmaker AbduRahman Hussain introduces Yemeni street artist Murad Subay, who uses art to inspire collective action to build peace.

Justice mechanisms and conflict dynamics in Nepal: Local perceptions and impacts

As an ethnically and geographically diverse nation, people in Nepal rely on a wide range of formal and informal justice systems to resolve their disputes. Informal justice mechanisms – in their varying forms – often pre-date formal mechanisms by hundreds of years and remain the preferred method of dispute resolution for the...

RESOURCE | 30 May 2016 - LaChelle Amos, Ashim Pandey, Ramesh Shrestha, Surya Kumari Bishwokarma, Ella Nation Tellery

Building a more peaceful, just and inclusive society in Bangladesh

Implementation of the 2030 Agenda – and its strong focus on peaceful, just and inclusive societies – provides an opportunity for Bangladesh to focus on challenges related to violence, insecurity, justice and democracy, argues Anna Möller-Loswick.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 17 May 2016 - Anna Moller-Loswick

Bangladesh and the 2030 Agenda: Targets for a more peaceful, just, and inclusive society

Despite significant economic progress over the last 15 years and achievements in areas such as poverty alleviation, health and education, Bangladesh still faces a number of developmental challenges related to violence, lack of access to justice, and limited citizen inclusion in decision-making processes.

RESOURCE | 17 May 2016 - Jon Rose

Street artist builds movement of peace supporters in Yemen

A new video made by Oscar-nominated Yemeni filmmaker AbduRahman Hussain introduces acclaimed Yemeni street artist Murad Subay, who uses graffiti to communicate messages of peace and social justice. He continues to work despite the ongoing war, which is now into its second year.

NEWS | 9 May 2016

Promoting peaceful societies at the European Development Days

Saferworld is convening a debate on building peaceful societies at the European Development Days (EDD) event which is taking place on 15 and 16 June 2016 in Brussels.

NEWS | 4 May 2016

Saferworld welcomes call by UK parliamentarians to investigate violations in Yemen

A group of UK parliamentarians made a much-needed call today for an independent investigation into allegations of violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen.


Forging Jubaland: Community perspectives on federalism, governance and reconciliation

In 2012 Somalia began a process of federalisation as a mechanism for statebuilding and ultimately stabilisation. Previous political processes have elicited limited success and have frequently been critiqued as elite-driven and divorced from popular needs. This research and its associated recommendations are an attempt to re-focus attention onto Somali citizens...

RESOURCE | 22 April 2016 - Joanne Crouch, Oliver Chevreau

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.


2030 Agenda

A strong commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda is necessary in order for the new framework to help prevent violence and insecurity.

Protect civilians project: Armenia-Azerbaijan