International Women's Day 2015

International Women's Day is celebrated globally on 8 March to reflect on the progress made in gender equality, to celebrate the inspirational work of women, and to recognise the challenges.

This year’s theme is 'Empowering women, Empowering humanity: Picture it!'. It envisions a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination.

What’s diaspora got to do with it?

A new background paper by International Alert, What’s diaspora got to do with it?, reflects on our experiences of engaging Sri Lanka’s diaspora communities in peacebuilding in their country of heritage, Sri Lanka, and their country of residence, the UK.

A platform for peace

Last week International Alert co-hosted the launch of the Syrian Platform for Peace (SPP) in London with a group of UK-based Syrian civil society organisations. The evening highlighted the urgent need to find entry points for peacebuilding in Syria and emphasised the positive role the Syrian diaspora in the UK can play in beginning this process.

The human cost of conflict

International Alert’s new brochure showcases and reflects on the work of Unheard Voices, an innovative EU-funded project bringing together media professionals from major mainstream and independent media ou

The decade of African women?

International Alert is supporting women in Côte d’Ivoire to actively engage in the electoral process as a means of improving their representation and role in decision-making in the country.

Peace blooms in London

International Alert has marked the launch of the first in a new series of peace assessments with a range of engaging events and activities about Kenya in Hoxton Gallery - a converted railway arch in east London.

Social integration of migrant communities in Pakistan

Last month International Alert held sessions with community elders and members of the panchayat (a form of local self-government) from Jacobabad and Kashmore districts in Sindh province, Pakistan, to increase their awareness and knowledge of the formal justice system in the country.

State–citizen relations in Pakistan

Last month International Alert organised a series of training workshops for members of the formal justice and security sectors in Jacobabad and Kashmore districts in Sindh province, Pakistan, to strengthen their knowledge of the key fundamentals of human rights, the rule of law and conflict-sensitivity.

The long road to peace

International Alert’s new Peace Focus paper, The long road to peace: Why engaging the diaspora is essential to peacebuilding in Syria, describes the Syrian diaspora in the UK and explores the potential for Syrians living in the UK to contribute to building peace in Syria.


Recipes for peace

In December 2014, International Alert and its partner the Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN) visited Kars in Turkey as part of our Recipes for Peace project.