The province of Lanao del Sur launched today a new and more powerful early response network (ERN) involving local disaster risk reduction and management officers (LDRRMO) from 39 municipalities and one city that will share information using advanced technologies and work together to prevent violent conflict, disasters, and displacement.
International Alert works with Anglo American to incorporate conflict-sensitivity into the company’s operations in fragile environments, and to advocate for more respect for human rights and greater understanding of conflict-sensitivity within the extractive sector.
Working to ensure that companies and institutions working or investing in fragile environments do not inadvertently exacerbate or fuel conflict, but instead operate in a way that promotes peaceful and inclusive societies.
"As a cross-border trader, my work allows me to build a peaceful future, to help contribute good things towards society and allows us to work and live together in harmony," says Safari.
By tackling harmful social norms and promoting economic empowerment has resulted in a decrease in sexual, physical and emotional violence, improved family relations and an increase in livelihoods.
The inclusion of women’s voices and the protection of their rights should be a key component of the Afghanistan peace negotiations.
UnionAID, International Alert Philippines, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Victoria University of Wellington invite emerging community leaders from all regions of Mindanao to apply for the 2019 Mindanao Young Leaders Programme, commencing in August 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand.
The Peace Education project provided Maya with a safe space play, a place where she doesn't experiences stigma, judgment or bullying but can be herself.
International Alert is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Banfield as its new Director of Programmes. She will join Alert from April 2019.
In Myanmar, more and more people are talking about gender when discussing politics, conflict and peace. This short animation to find out more about gender and why it matters to men.
“I try to explain to the parishioners that an imam is not a person who only reads Namāz five times a day in the mosque and then goes home,” says Nematulla, the imam of Jalal-Abad province in Kyrgyzstan. That is why Nematulla is one of the 1,426 imams taking part in our project, ‘Constructive dialogues on religion and democracy’.
The Nobel Prize committee's focus on efforts to end the use of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) as a weapon of war is highly significant and timely. But it is also important to highlight that SGBV, sexual exploitation and abuse does not only occur in conflict, nor does it end when conflict ceases.
Efforts to build peace in Myanmar should carefully consider the role of masculine gender norms in conflict, according to experts speaking at an event organised by International Alert, Phan Tee Eain and the Myanmar Department of Social Welfare.
Patriarchal social norms, poverty and alcohol abuse are all to blame for the violence against women and girls in Tajikistan. So efforts to prevent such violence needs to tackle all those issues.
Join us for the global Orange the World: #HearMeToo campaign to share the voices of survivors and activists working to end violence against women and make sure their efforts to stop abuse are heard.
By fostering financial independence and giving families the tools to resolve their conflicts through discussion and understanding, we help Tajik women at risk of gender-based violence to be seen as valued members of society and be able to contribute to the family economically.