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Humanitarianism is the concern with the promotion of human welfare. It is therefore, by definition, open to everyone. It is not just within the remit of organisations that deliver aid to people who need it. The same is true of peacebuilding
International Alert’s Yara El Moussaoui made the transition from the humanitarian to the related, but often misunderstood, peacebuilding field. To mark International Humanitarian Day, she talks about how the fields intersect to change people’s lives and shares stories from people she has met.
With most of northeast Nigeria grappling with the effects of the Boko Haram conflict, previously stable communities are under pressure to maintain social cohesion.
Yakaka is a community leader promoting community reconciliation in northeast Nigeria. As a woman, she's breaking the mold by leading peacebuilding efforts in her community.
After joining a two-week participatory videomaking workshop in Quezon City near the Philippines’s capital Manila, 21-year old Mae Arah from conflict-ridden Sulu province realised that she just had a life-altering experience.
Young people take part Discussion Clubs in Kyrgyzstan, a public platform where they can have honest dialogue about freedom of religion, tolerance and democracy.
International Alert is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Young as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will join Alert in September.
Around the world, peoples in crisis – and their neighbours – struggle to live with the daunting consequences of violence: economic, social and political upheaval, unprecedented refugee flows, and widespread suffering and loss of life. They desperately need help.
For 20 years, Alert has worked with the private sector to promote conflict-sensitive business practices and the role of the private sector in peacebuilding.
The media have played a key role in Nepal’s transition from autocratic monarchy to a functioning multiparty democracy, and media houses have become increasingly effective in raising the public’s demand for increased government accountability. Find out more.
Incidents of election fraud and violence in the Bangsamoro region in the Philippines have provoked a multitude of conflicts.
Women and children have borne the heaviest brunt of the conflict in northeast Nigeria. Thousands have been held captive, raped and forced into marriage with Boko Haram fighters. When they return home from captivity, their ordeal isn’t over; they are stigmatised and rejected by their own families and communities.
Our vision is that people and their societies can resolve conflicts without violence, working together to build sustainable and inclusive peace.
Find out how peace clubs in communities and schools are addressing the psychosocial wounds caused by transgenerational trauma of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi.
Twenty-five years after Rwanda’s Genocide against the Tutsi, the country looks hopefully to the future. Read Alexis' story to find out how a Pineapple Plantation helped.