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In Latin America we work to mitigate the conflict risks and impacts of the growing number of national and multinational extractive companies operating in the region.

We strengthen the capacity of communities and civil society organisations in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to understand and better exercise their rights. This includes working to improve dialogue and trust between them and government agencies and the extractive and agricultural industries. We also increase the political participation of marginalised groups affected by large-scale investment, such as indigenous communities.

Our work is important because it helps businesses to understand and manage the risks and impacts of their operations in Latin America, and to adapt their policies and work in a way which is sensitive to conflict and respects human rights.

What do we mean by gender?

Read the report, Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding, hereInternational Alert’s new report, Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding, calls for a more nuanced understanding of the role gender plays


community leaders in Peru who we helped to train in conflict prevention and resolution are now using their skills to support around 60,000 people in their local communities.

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

The purpose of this document is to give guidance to those interested in initiating or supporting a national‐level process to implement the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. The Fund for Peace (FfP) and International Alert (IA) have joined in this effort as two of the participant NGOs in the international‐level dialogue of the VPs, with funding from the Government of Norway and support from the Government of the Republic of Colombia, two of the governments formally involved in the process.