Saferworld - Preventing violent conflict. Building safer lives Vision

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


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

Conflict sensitivity

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


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

Latest news and views

Youth voices in Yemen

This film features youth activists from our 'Amplifying Youth Voices' project who share their experiences of being part of the programme and how it is helping them to enhance their advocacy work within their own communities. Watch the video.

VIDEO | October 2014

Police-community meetings in Tajikistan demonstrate attitude and behaviour change

Communities in the Isfara district of Tajikistan, bordering Kyrgyzstan, are gaining confidence to raise sensitive issues at police-community meetings, following work by Saferworld and local partner the Association of Scientific and Technical Intelligentsia of Tajikistan (ASTI) to improve relations and build trust.

CASE STUDY | 23 January 2015

Expanding and sustaining dialogue between China and the Wassenaar Arrangement

China’s rise means that it is now widely viewed as an important actor in the fields of international security and politics. This is especially true in relation to the global arms trade, where China’s market share has risen in step with its growing economic and military capabilities. As China becomes...

RESOURCE | 21 January 2015 - Bernardo Mariani, Dr Chin-Hao Huang

Myanmar and the post-2015 development agenda.

Saferworld Associate Kim Jolliffe reflects on the implications of the post-2015 development agenda for Myanmar.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 19 January 2015 - Kim Jolliffe

Key issues for ATT implementation: Information exchange under the ATT

In December 2014 the Arms Trade Treaty became international law; work must now be stepped up to ensure progressive interpretation and full implementation of the Treaty by all States Parties. In order to support this effort, Saferworld has established the informal Expert Group on ATT Implementation (EGAI) which involves work...

RESOURCE | 12 January 2015

Historic day as Arms Trade Treaty enters into force

Wednesday 24 December 2014 marks a historic moment as the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) becomes international law. For those from civil society and progressive governments who have worked towards this goal for many years it is a day of which we can be proud, a hugely important staging post on...

NEWS | 24 December 2014

Engaging new global actors in peace and development

A recent Saferworld conference in Istanbul provided a rare opportunity for stakeholders from conflict-affected states, emerging global powers, and traditional development actors to debate key issues of peace and development. The conference discussions highlighted that while there are differences between their approaches, there is much they can learn from each...

NEWS | 18 December 2014

No turning back: Mr Ban reaffirms a transformative, pro-peace vision for post-2015

Yesterday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon released his Synthesis Report On the Post-2015 Agenda. Larry Attree and Thomas Wheeler analyse whether the report will help Member States towards a framework that fulfils its full peacebuilding potential.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 5 December 2014 - Larry Attree, Thomas Wheeler

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.  

Annual Review 2013-13

Annual Review

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.