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

Inclusivity

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

Gender

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

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Effective local action: from early warning to peacebuilding

This report captures the main findings of the Capacities for Peace project implemented by Saferworld and Conciliation Resources to enhance early warning in 32 conflict-affected countries.

Forging Jubaland: Community perspectives on federalism, governance and reconciliation

In 2012 Somalia began a process of federalisation as a mechanism for statebuilding and ultimately stabilisation. Previous political processes have elicited limited success and have frequently been critiqued as elite-driven and divorced from popular needs. This research and its associated recommendations are an attempt to re-focus attention onto Somali citizens...

RESOURCE | 22 April 2016 - Joanne Crouch, Oliver Chevreau

Forging Jubaland: Community perspectives on federalism, governance and reconciliation

In 2012 Somalia began a process of federalisation as a mechanism for statebuilding and ultimately stabilisation. Previous political processes have elicited limited success and have frequently been critiqued as elite-driven and divorced from popular needs.

RESOURCE | 22 April 2016

Promoting peace and coexistence in Yemen

A campaign promoting peace and coexistence in Yemen has been launched by Yemeni youth in partnership with House of Ideas, and with support from Saferworld.

NEWS | 20 April 2016

Strengthening Technical and Operational Capacity to Implement and Enforce Dual-Use and Arms Trade Controls

In January 2016 a group of practitioners, officials and academics working on arms control issues met in Vienna to discuss how to practically strengthen the implementation and enforcement of trade controls for arms and dual-use items. The workshop brought together experts from China and a range of Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) Participating...

RESOURCE | 19 April 2016

Enhancing EU-China cooperation on peace and security

China and the European Union (EU) have a shared interest in the maintenance of regional and international peace and stability. As security challenges become increasingly complex and transnational, the pressure on the EU and China to take more responsibility in peace and security matters can be expected to grow.

RESOURCE | 18 April 2016 - Chloë Gotterson, Bernardo Mariani

Injustice: a driver of violent extremism?

As the countering violent extremism agenda becomes more prominent, Leanne McKay looks at why it shouldn’t supersede other development, peacebuilding and rule of law options available to tackle violence.

BLOG | 18 April 2016 - Leanne McKay

Greater than the sum of our parts: global partnerships for Goal 16

The purpose of this paper is to inform and guide discussion about how global multi-stakeholder partnerships can most effectively collaborate in support of the 2030 Agenda's commitment to peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

RESOURCE | 15 April 2016 - Thomas Wheeler

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

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