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

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


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


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

Conflict sensitivity

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

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Annual Review 2014-15

Saferworld's multimedia Annual Review brings together some of the highlights of our work preventing violent conflict and building safer lives in 2014-15.

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Peace and the 2030 Agenda – beyond the summit glow

Agreeing the 2030 Agenda is a major achievement, says Larry Attree, but it’s what we do next that really matters to those affected by violent conflict and insecurity.

BLOG | 7 October 2015 - Larry Attree

Federalism, conflict and fragmentation in Yemen

The current crisis unfolding in Yemen has roots in a political culture that promoted corruption and patronage among the country's political elites at the expense of the country's wider population, which experienced shortages in basic services, including water, healthcare, education, security and justice. The 2011 uprising made it clear that...

RESOURCE | 5 October 2015 - Peter Salisbury

Community voices: South Sudan

These case studies help to give voice to community members who are affected by differing forms of insecurity in South Sudan.

CASE STUDY | 2 October 2015

The 2015 UK Strategic Defence and Security Review and beyond

The UK is in the process of conducting a Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) and refreshing its National Security Strategy (NSS), which will set out the UK’s approach to delivering on its security needs. This submission to the process from Saferworld focuses on how the UK can continue to...

RESOURCE | 1 October 2015

EVENT - Confronting war, militarisation and global insecurity: Medact’s Health Through Peace forum

Tickets are now available for a two-day event in London organised by charity Medact, which will bring together health and peacebuilding experts to discuss issues in war, armed conflict and militarism, and the role of health professionals in challenging the drivers of conflict.

NEWS | 30 September 2015

Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace and Justice

Launched at the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015, this short video from the Open Society Justice Initiative calls for a commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace and justice.

RESOURCE | 25 September 2015

Why we need to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies through the 2030 Agenda

As world leaders meet in New York to sign up to the Sustainable Development Goals, Thomas Wheeler looks at peace within the development agenda.

BLOG | 25 September 2015 - Thomas Wheeler

Bangladesh photography project

Local people in Bangladesh document their safety and security concerns through photography.

Our strategy

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



The Millennium Development Goals are set to expire at the end of 2015.

Saferworld turns 25

We’re proud to be marking our 25th anniversary. Find out more about our 25-year history and look through our interactive timeline highlighting key Saferworld milestones.