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To mark 2020's International Day of Peace, International Alert hosted a webinar with some of our peacebuilding leaders to discuss the intersection between the response to COVID-19 and conflict.
Supporting cooperatives and helping to build diverse off-farm entrepreneurship skills so that women and youth increase their opportunities to make a living, keep their families safe and allow for more inclusive and sustainable development within communities.
Attending gender equity dialogue sessions were a turning point in Karoli’s life. He gradually built confidence in himself and realised the need to be respectful and a team player, not only to manage family affairs but play a part in supporting the community around him.
A vibrant civil society is crucial in times of crisis, both for providing emergency services and building social cohesion while doing so, writes Inna Topal from International Alert in Ukraine.
In Lebanon, there is a strong foundation for building sustainable peace through the volunteer groups and civic movements that have emerged over the past weeks and months of crisis.
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 Land Resource Use Management for Marawi and 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.