Saferworld - Preventing violent conflict. Building safer lives 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 believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity


We challenge the gender norms that cause and perpetuate conflict 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


“How can you be a marda if you beat your wife?”

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) remains one of the biggest safety and security challenges in Nepal. Many programmes and policies seeking to reduce and prevent SGBV focus on the needs and rights of girls and women. However, there is a very limited understanding of the role of masculinities in the...

RESOURCE | 30 September 2014 - Matthew Maycock, Jeevan Sharma, Julie Brethfeld, Ojaswi Shah, Ramesh Shrestha

Want to measure peace, governance and the rule of law? Africa may have the answer.

With the UNGA meeting in New York to discuss the SDGs Abdoulie Janneh (Executive Director, Liaison with Governments and Institutions in Africa for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation) discusses African priorities.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 27 September 2014 - Abdoulie Janneh

China ATT Update

This is the seventh issue of ATT Update, co-published by Saferworld and the School of Political Science at Tongji University. The ATT Update is a platform for Chinese and other international experts, academics, and students to exchange their views on efforts to regulate international transfers of conventional arms under the...

RESOURCE | 26 September 2014

Security for the future: in search of a new vision

A group of UK peacebuilding professionals invite participation in a new civic conversation about alternatives to the current approach to national security in the UK.

NEWS | 24 September 2014

Arms Trade Treaty becomes international law

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

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 24 September 2014 - Elizabeth Kirkham

Investing in long-term peace? The new conflict, stability and security fund

The Conflict Pool, which has supported the UK’s work in addressing conflict and fragility, will be replaced by a new £1 billion Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) in April 2015 under the direction of the National Security Council. This briefing, by international peacebuilding NGOs Saferworld, Conciliation Resources and International...

RESOURCE | 23 September 2014 - Saferworld, International Alert, Conciliation Resources

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.



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