Saferworld - Preventing violent conflict. Building safer lives Inclusivity

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

People first

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

Conflict sensitivity

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

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Arms Trade Treaty

As the Arms Trade Treaty crosses the threshold of 50 state ratifications needed for it to become international law, we explore why implementation will be key to its success.

COMMENT | Arms Control

Global perspectives on peaceful and inclusive societies and the post-2015 framework:A dialogue between member states and experts

This document captures the key issues raised during a meeting co-hosted by the Mission of Mexico to the United Nations, the Centre for International Cooperation of New York University and Saferworld. Held in New York on the 4th and 5th of September, the meeting brought together representatives from UN member...

RESOURCE | 21 October 2014

Event: Sustainable peace and security: community policing in transitional environments

Saferworld USA event: Supporting transitions towards sustainable peace and security through community policing: design and implementation in transitional environments

NEWS | 17 October 2014

Sustainable Development Goals: The Quest for a Post-2015 Agenda

With discussions around the new post-2015 development agenda intensifying, it is of paramount importance that the widest possible range of stakeholders is consulted to identify the priorities of different actors. On 13-14 August, the Observer Research Foundation, India, and Saferworld hosted a workshop in Delhi to foster greater understanding of...

RESOURCE | 14 October 2014 - Vivan Sharan, Sunil Suri

Annual Review 2013-14

This year’s Annual Review highlights achievements during the final year of our 2011-14 strategic plan. As well as updates from our programme and policy work, the review includes case studies, partner profiles and summary financial information.

RESOURCE | 8 October 2014

Jordan combats the Islamic State by addressing domestic grievances

In an article written for the European Council on Foreign Relations Saleem Haddad discusses how Jordan is responding domestically to the Islamic State. 

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 7 October 2014 - Saleem Haddad

Media reporting on peace, conflict and security issues

A free and impartial media should be one of the pillars of a stable society. Media organisations have direct communication with a considerable portion of the population and are in a powerful position to support peace and security-related efforts. In a country like Kosovo, with a violent past, the media...

RESOURCE | 2 October 2014

Annual Review 2013-13

Annual Review 2013-14

Saferworld’s multimedia Annual Review brings together some of the highlights of our efforts to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives in 2013-14.

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.

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