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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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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

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

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

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EU foreign policy risks fuelling displacement and terror

In light of growing populism throughout Europe, Kloe Tricot O’Farrell argues that domestic priorities should not come at the expense of EU commitments to alleviate poverty and promote peace

 

Democracy Delayed and Diminished: Risks and possibilities for Somalia’s 2016 political transition

Optimism was widely felt after Somalia formed a new federal government in 2012 and promised to hold ‘one person, one vote’ elections in 2016, raising hopes that a quarter century of conflict and division might finally be approaching an end. This optimism evaporated in July 2015 after the federal parliament...

RESOURCE | 26 August 2016

Rebuilding health in Yemen after conflict: Engaging Yemeni diaspora in conversations on health system reconstruction

Sixteen months of conflict have devastated ’s health system. Yet with ongoing conflict, little attention is given to longer-term questions about reconstruction.

RESOURCE | 25 August 2016

EU foreign policy risks fuelling displacement and terror

In light of growing populism throughout Europe, Kloe Tricot O’Farrell argues that domestic priorities should not come at the expense of EU commitments to alleviate poverty and promote peace

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 22 August 2016 - Kloe Tricot O'Farrell

Ensuring effective implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty: a National Assessment Methodology

The first international treaty of its kind, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) sets out rules to govern the international transfer of conventional arms. Many states – without significant experience of, and exposure to, the international arms trade – may find that the ATT demands significant changes to existing laws and...

RESOURCE | 22 August 2016 - Roy Isbister, Elizabeth Kirkham

US Congress should block $1.15 billion sale of heavy weapons to Saudi Arabia

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be blocked by US Congress as long as the indiscriminate airstrikes continue in Yemen.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 19 August 2016

Texting for peace: Whatsapp-based peacebuilding course for Yemeni activists

Saferworld is piloting a project using Whatsapp to bring together leading youth activists across Yemen.

NEWS | 12 August 2016

Crowding out accountability: The follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda

Following her visit to the UN headquarters in New York, Anna Möller-Loswick reflects on some of the challenges as well as the greater role that civil society should play in the process. 

BLOG | 28 July 2016 - Anna Möller-Loswick

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