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In South and Southeast Asia we work with local people to improve public security and access to justice, and advise on how businesses can operate in a conflict-sensitive way.

Climate change in Pakistan

A recent consultation held by International Alert on Climate Change, Security and Conflict in Islamabad, Pakistan acknowledged that poor resource management and changes in climate are crucial components of current and potential tensions in both the country and wider region.

Sexual violence, abuse and child marriages in Pakistan

International Alert recently held two consultations in Pakistan which brought together women and experts from diverse backgrounds to discuss the tradition of early and forced marriages and its link with different forms of sexual violence.

The importance of new approaches to gender in peacebuilding

A broader understanding of gender and the different needs of women, men and gender or sexual minorities is essential to peacebuilding, according to new findings by International Alert, presented in a series of reports entitled Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding.

Aman Hamara Haq – Our right to peace

Every year, 21 September is observed globally as the International Day of Peace.

A leap forward

Last month International Alert, in close collaboration with the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), organised a series of three-day trainings for private sector and national and international civil society organisations on conflict-sensitive business initiatives.

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Fragile reforms

This study highlights a range of insights and opportunities to enhance how the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank approach project financing in fragile and conflict-affected situations.

Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding

Understanding the relationship between gender and power dynamics and identities, as well as the different needs and vulnerabilities of girls and women, boys and men, but also of sexual and gender minorities, is essential to peacebuilding.
 
Based on a three-year research project focusing on Burundi, Colombia, Nepal and Uganda, this animation examines what this can mean in practice in terms of access to justice, addressing different forms of violence, economic recovery, and inter-generational conflict.
 

Creating safer districts for women in Pakistan

This project aims to address the causes of sexual violence against women at the personal, household, community and societal levels in Pakistan. This includes positively influencing the mind-sets and attitudes of men and women, fostering a culture of respect and a sense of security. It will also lobby legislatures and policy-makers to commit to taking positive actions to curb sexual violence, and engage with communities (‘rights holders’) and the state (‘duty bearers’) to develop a model for prevention.

Theatre for peace

Earlier this year International Alert organised a six-day training workshop in Lahore, Pakistan entitled ‘Theatre Development’, on how to use theatre to spread awareness of issues relating to sexual violence against women in the country.  

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