This report unpacks the nexus between conflict, drugs, crime and violence in three crucial contexts: Afghanistan, the border between Colombia and Peru, and Nigeria.
At International Alert, we annually gather data on our activities (and their corresponding results) conducted around the world during the previous year. We then share these findings, called the ‘Results Framework’, with our donors and supporters.
In this annual report, you can follow the seven paths by which we strive to influence the opportunities for peace globally and read about some of the exciting progress we have made in supporting peace at all levels of society – from communities and businesses, to governments and global institutions.
This report explores and analyses community perceptions of the obstacles facing women’s participation in decision-making about jointly held land. It also examines the factors that prevent women from participating in community-level decision-making structures, specifically those related to land.
The study was conducted in the four districts of Rwanda where International Alert’s Partnership for Peaceful Rural Transformation (PPRT) operates: Ngororero and Rutsiro in the Western Province, Huye in the Southern Province and Ngoma in the Eastern Province.
We help communities, governments, civil society organisations, international organisations and businesses to make a more effective and sustainable contribution to peace by integrating gender into their analysis and programming, allowing for better targeting and greater impact.
The humanitarian sector is stretched to the limit. It is struggling to meet the growing demands posed by the changing nature of conflict, the changing nature of disasters and the protracted nature of crises. The prospects for the future are no better, with 125 million people currently requiring humanitarian assistance and 60 million being displaced.
Climate change is increasing the number and intensity of humanitarian disasters around the world. As this topic brief shows, nowhere is this made more apparent than in Syria.
This report sheds light on the experiences of young smugglers in the marginalised Kasserine region of Tunisia, at a time when the country is facing heightened security concerns, political uncertainty and large-scale unemployment. It is based on the findings of over 20 interviews with young people aged between 18 and 34, including women engaged in the ‘suitcase trade’ (hiding items in their suitcases when crossing the border). It highlights the complex socio-economic and political relationships they enter through involvement in border economies.
We work with the media to increase access to plural, ethical reporting in conflict-affected and fragile contexts, and to foster open debate informed by an understanding of the diverse views and needs of a wide range of stakeholders.
This paper assesses the role that peace education can play in addressing young Syrians’ needs and increasing their resilience in the face of violence, displacement and war; in particular their resilience to recruitment by armed groups.