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.
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.
This report sets out research findings on what makes young Syrians vulnerable to recruitment by violent extremist groups in the Syrian conflict and explores sources of resilience to mitigate that vulnerability.
This report aims to help peacebuilders to better capture the impact of integrating gender into peacebuilding projects.
This report is based on research into the gender dimensions of humanitarian interventions in post-conflict settings from a peacebuilding perspective, using the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal as a case study from which lessons can be drawn for other contexts.