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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.

The central issues of peace in Myanmar

Henri Myrttinen talking about his experience of working on men and masculinitiesAs the results from the historic November elections in Myanmar were still trickling in, International Alert hosted its first public talk of what is planned to be a series of events on issues central to the peace processes that the new

Men and gender in the peace process: Are they worlds apart?

This blog was co-authored with Cate Buchanan and originally published in The Myanmar Times on 25 November 2015. Men are on the front lines of war. They are fighters, negotiators and peacebuilders. They are victims and survivors of violence and intimidation, aid givers, media and by-standers. Yet in spite of their ubiquity, their own gendered identity as men – and how this affects conflict and peace – is seldom discussed in peace talks, policymaking and research.

#peacehack 2015

In September, International Alert ran its first international #peacehack series, with hackathons taking place in Barcelona, Beirut, Colombo, London and Washington DC. We're pleased to announce the winners below.


Winner: Safegees

Peace begins…

Peace cannot be imposed from the top or imported from outside. It is built from the ground up. And peace begins with all of us.

Building resilience in Nepal

Disasters can have a devastating effect on people, homes, communities, industries and the wider economy. Complex crises, especially those that hit conflict-affected countries, demand collaborations that address all dimensions of vulnerability and recovery.

SAFE media Nepal: A safe, able, free and empowered media

This project implemented by International Alert, the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and Equal Access Nepal (EAN) aimed to ensure a secure, responsible and independent media for the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and peace in Nepal. The project was implemented from April 2012–June 2014 and the evaluation visit took place from 6–21 August 2014.

How can we build peace in post-earthquake Nepal?

This blog is written by International Alert's Elizabeth Drew and the Overseas Development Institute's Barnaby Willitts-King. It was first published on the World Economic Forum blog. Nepal experienced an armed conflict from 1996-2006. Some 14,000 people lost their lives and thousands more were injured or displaced. The war was the result of deep-set grievances. The country’s marginalised majority – poor, indigenous and ‘lower-caste’ people, youth and women – were angry at being excluded from power, wealth and opportunity in a country largely run by older male Hindu elites.

Alert campaigns to restart peace talks in the Philippines

Alert's Philippines Country Manager Francisco J. Lara Jr. meets with political science students at the University of Mindanao in Davao CityInternational Alert has launched a campaign to push the government and communist insurgents in the Philippines back to the negotiating table.

Coding for good

Over one hundred coders came together in Colombo on 19-20 September for Code for Good Sri Lanka, co-organised by International Alert as part of our #peacehack series.