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The notion that women need the indefinite protection of international battalions fails to recognise the glass ceilings broken by determination rather than debris during America’s longest war. Afghan women must now play a central role in peace talks too, say Farahnaz Haidari in Kabul and Carey Cavanaugh in the US.
The onset of COVID-19 and the lockdown imposed by the government saw a 65% increase in domestic and intimate partner violence in Kyrgyzstan. Here's how we're challenging gender-based violence.
Action must be taken to address the poverty, community grievances and climate impacts in northern Nigeria that are fuelling the increase in kidnappings for ransom.
Joint Conciliation Resources, International Alert and Saferworld statement on the impact of UK aid cuts on peacebuilding efforts and our partners around the world.
The necessary conditions described by the United Nations were not met for all Syrians in the country's elections.
How is climate change driving global fragility? International Alert's Jessica Hartog explores this for the Fragile States Index 2021.
Despite the economic crisis in Lebanon, there are clear opportunities to support positive change and rebuild social ties. Read our Lebanon Country Director Ruth Simpson's analysis for the 2021 Fragile States Index.
How can inclusive employment support peace and decrease fragility in the Horn of Africa? Alert's Elizabeth Kariuki writes about this for the 2021 Fragile States Index.
Yemen remains the world’s most fragile country, according to the influential rankings list compiled annually by conflict analysts the Fund for Peace. The 2021 index is published in partnership with International Alert.
The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) released a statement on 9 May 2021 criticizing International Alert Philippines for declaring that the normalization process has failed to normalize conditions in the Bangsamoro.
There are things we can do to protect our young people from becoming tools for the few pushing for a collective return to violence, argues the Northern Ireland based mediator and International Alert trustee Lisa Rose.
Find out how as a community facilitator, Anothiata has helped those affected by genocide against the Tutsi forgive, heal, reconcile and reintegrate.
On 1 February, the Myanmar military overthrew the elected government. By 1 May, the British government had cut millions of pounds of already committed aid, ending live programmes, including projects supporting people in Myanmar to resolve conflicts without violence and achieve peaceful change.
Does new media support or threaten press freedom and peace in Nepal? For #WorldPressFreedomDay Senior Programme Officer Bijay Chhetri discusses this issue.
Four civilians were killed, two of them women, after getting caught in the crossfire of the war between the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters-Karialan Group (BIFF) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on 28 April in the southern Philippines.
Alert partners on the Principles of Peace initiative, with our Nigeria team developing a systematic basis of knowledge to guide the development of inclusive peace processes by coordinating participatory stakeholder consultations.
Conciliation Resources, International Alert and Saferworld started the Peace Research Partnership (PRP) in 2017, a process of participatory research with partners and communities in conflict-affected areas around the world. The aim was to generate and share knowledge about how international actors, like INGOs and donors, can best support peaceful and inclusive change in conflict contexts.
Entitlement collapse is spreading in the Bangsamoro and in other poverty-stricken urban poor settlements in primary urban areas in the country.
On the 16th of March, the UK released its long-awaited Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.How does the Integrated Review measure up on peace and security? We scored the Review on key indicators for peace.