Saferworld - Preventing violent conflict. Building safer lives Conflict sensitivity

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

People first

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


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


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

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Building a consensus for peace

Ahead of the 69th United National General Assembly we explore the state of play around the inclusion of peace in the post-2015 agenda.

BRIEFING | Post-2015


Taking action together to prevent political violence in Bangladesh

A case study from Bangladesh highlights how one community worked with local authorities to help prevent election violence.

CASE STUDY | 15 September 2014

Building local capacities for peace in Afghanistan

As part of our 'Capacities for Peace' project Saferworld held a conflict sensitivity training in Afghanistan.

NEWS | 12 September 2014

The post-2015 casino dilemma: cash the chips or double down?

Following a two-day conference on peace and post-2015 in New York attended by we look at the positions that are potentially emerging which could have far-reaching implications for the post-2015 negotiations.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 12 September 2014 - Sunil Suri

Jordan: Local Capacities for Peace

As part of our 'Capacities for Peace' project, Saferworld and Conciliation Resources held a three day conflict analysis workshop in Amman, Jordan in June 2014.

RESOURCE | 4 September 2014

From the Sustainable Development Goals to the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Building a Consensus for Peace

Ahead of the 69th UN General Assembly, Saferworld has produced a new briefing, From the Sustainable Development Goals to the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Building a Consensus for Peace.

RESOURCE | 1 September 2014 - Saferworld

Us and them: bridging the gap between police and communities.

Following the escalation of violence in Ferguson, Missouri, Will Bennett and David Alpher reflect on the importance of people-focused and context-sensitive policing.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 18 August 2014 - Will Bennett, David Alpher

Annual Review 2013-13

Annual Review 2012-13

Saferworld’s first multimedia Annual Review brings together some of the highlights of our efforts to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives in 2012-13.

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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