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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

Conflict sensitivity

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


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


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

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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.

Gender and community security

The gendered nature of insecurity, and therefore of efforts to promote security and build peace, is now widely recognised. Despite inconsistent implementation, promoting gender-sensitive approaches to security provision has become part of the peacebuilding canon.

RESOURCE | 20 June 2016 - Hannah Wright, Julie Brethfeld, Zarina Khan

The 2030 agenda: Supporting a more peaceful, just and inclusive society in Kenya

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has great potential to support Kenyan efforts to create a more peaceful, just and inclusive society. Its holistic vision of peace provides a comprehensive framework for addressing the various drivers of conflict and violence which have long undermined Kenya’s development progress.

RESOURCE | 20 June 2016

Taking stock: what have we learnt from the first six months?

Michelle Parlevliet reviews the first since months of our Justice and Peace blog series.

BLOG | 15 June 2016 - Michelle Parlevliet

Federalisation in Somalia: It takes strong bricks to build a state

 Joanne Crouch explores the formation of Federal Member States in Somalia and progress on governance reform.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 14 June 2016 - Joanne Crouch

Saferworld’s contribution to achieving the Arms Trade Treaty – 20 years of work

On 2 April 2013 a large majority of states voted in favour of United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/67/234B to adopt the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).  The agreement of a global instrument like the ATT is a goal that Saferworld has been working for since the 1990s, and the adoption...

RESOURCE | 13 June 2016

Saferworld welcomes call by UK parliamentarians for a whole of government effort to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

Saferworld welcomes the parliamentary International Development Committee report on the UK’s implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 8 June 2016

Transitional policing in South Sudan’s peace agreement: Joint Integrated Police

The formation of a new Joint Integrated Police (JIP) unit – mandated by South Sudan’s August 2015 peace agreement – is now well under way. The unit, which is charged with providing security in some of the most fragile locations in the country, has a potential role to play in...

RESOURCE | 1 June 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.


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