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Conflict monitoring (Conflict Alert) and resource use management planning (RUMP) are among the core programming priorities of International Alert Philippines. The programme has contributed to the promotion of inclusive governance and evidence-based programming and policy-making in Mindanao, the Bangsamoro, and parts of Luzon in the last decade. The World Bank funded project "Conflict Monitoring and Participatory Processes in BARMM" continues the programme and aims to strengthen capacity of multiple stakeholders in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) for participatory, inclusive and conflict-sensitive resource-based planning and management; and strengthen conflict-related data and analytical foundations for government and community decision-making. The current Project completes the 10-year dataset of Conflict Alert covering 2011-2020 and expands the coverage of the RUMP process to Marawi City and adjacent municipalities of Kapai, Bubong and Ditsaan Ramain where issues on land and property rights remain contentious.
Although violent extremism is frequently associated with misogyny and gender discrimination, research in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger shows these factors are not a prerogative of jihadism, but are deeply ingrained in the daily lives of women in the patriarchal societies of central Sahel.
In post-civil war Nepal, the COVID-19 pandemic could reverse some of the gains made by the recent political settlement and federal system reforms.
Violent conflict over land erupted across the Bangsamoro while the country grappled with the COVID pandemic, according to a Critical Events Monitoring System (CEMS) bulletin released today.
The Bekaa Dialogue Group has been working to improve relations between communities and supported people to raise their concerns around access to resources, employment and services, discuss tensions and develop ways to prevent violence.
The merger of the Department for International Development (DFID) with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) presents risks but also potential opportunities for the UK’s contribution to reducing conflict and supporting peace overseas.
The current outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has created additional pressures for cross-border traders. Find out how Alert and our partners continue to support these traders during this time.
In Africa as elsewhere around the world, security forces have been accused of using excessive force to impose COVID-19 lockdown measures, spreading fear and mistrust. This is how they play a more positive role, especially in countries already dealing with conflict.
Today, Bintu encourages other women and girls who were abducted by Boko Haram to come forward and share their story. To help them heal and build social cohesion.
Escaping and overcoming Boko Haram capture, Hafsat now supports other young women and girls in the community, giving them hope and inspiration from her own experience.
The Water, Peace and Security partnership has been awarded the 2020 Luxembourg Peace Prize for Outstanding Environmental Peace.
Muslim Filipinos certainly met this year’s Ramadan with exuberance, but the lockdowns brought new concerns especially to those who are economically disenfranchised to begin with.
The CORE project is helping to challenge gender norms and stop women from being economically marginalised to being more empowerment, so that they too can play a part and a say in how peace is built in their communities.
Creating off-farm Rwandan enterprises (CORE) project boosts the potential of cross-border trade and fosters an environment of entrepreneurship for women in Rwanda increasing their ability to make a living and keep their families safe.
The focus on young people is particularly to redefine the relationship of Rwandans through them. They are the future of the country and therefore, it is critical to detoxicate their generation of the disastrous beliefs of hatred that may have been acquired from their parents and prepare the next generation for a better future.