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20 June 2019

Young people take part Discussion Clubs in Kyrgyzstan, a public platform where they can have open and honest dialogue about religion and democracy to gain better understanding of freedom of religion and religious tolerance.

17 June 2019

International Alert is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Young as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will join Alert in September.

04 June 2019

War in Syria. War in Yemen. War in Afghanistan. Major conflict continuing in Iraq, Somalia, Congo, Nigeria and Mali. Burning disputes in at least two dozen more locations, ranging from Ukraine and Kashmir, to Myanmar and Colombia. 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.

24 May 2019

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.

24 May 2019

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.

24 May 2019

Incidents of election fraud and violence in the Bangsamoro region in the Philippines will lead to a multitude of conflicts, warned International Alert.

22 May 2019

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.

30 April 2019

Our vision is that people and their societies can resolve conflicts without violence, working together to build sustainable and inclusive peace.

03 April 2019

Read Dorothee's story to find out why she thinks football can help with reconciliation and peacebuilding in Rwanda.

03 April 2019

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.

03 April 2019

Find out how Cecil is dealing with the legacy of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and how she is helping to build peace.

03 April 2019

25 years after the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis, Monica talks about how she is rebuilding her life.

03 April 2019

Josephine talks about how she is helping to build peace in Rwanda after the genocide against the Tutsi.

03 April 2019

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.

30 March 2019

Muslim mothers of Baseco in the Philippine capital of Manila launched on March 30 a rice for peace social enterprise that will provide additional income opportunities to women and sustain the community-run madrasa (Islamic school) that teaches Islamic values and way of life to Muslim youth. Ummahat Baseco, a group of women who have been supporting the provision of basic services in one of the country's biggest slums since 2007, recently formed the Ummahat Manila Enterprises (UMME) to raise funds for the operations of the Mahad Baseco Madrasa and remuneration of ustadzes (Islamic teachers) who will teach young Muslims in the enclave to be resilient to the lure of illegal activities and extremist ideologies and recruitment.

22 March 2019

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.

08 March 2019

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.

08 March 2019

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.

08 March 2019

"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.