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28 February 2019

High school students wear headscarves for a day in solidarity with Muslims

22 February 2019

The inclusion of women’s voices and the protection of their rights should be a key component of the Afghanistan peace negotiations.

Basmeh and Zeitooneh Peace Education project
14 February 2019

The Peace Education project in Shatila refugee camp, Lebanon, provides children with a safe place to learn new skills and express themselves.

14 February 2019

UnionAID, International Alert Philippines, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Victoria University of Wellington invite emerging community leaders from all regions of Mindanao to apply for the 2019 Mindanao Young Leaders Programme, commencing in August 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand.

12 February 2019

The Peace Education project provided Maya with a safe space play, a place where she doesn't experiences stigma, judgment or bullying but can be herself.

07 February 2019

International Alert is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Banfield as its new Director of Programmes. She will join Alert from April 2019.

10 January 2019

In Myanmar, more and more people are talking about gender when discussing politics, conflict and peace. This short animation to find out more about gender and why it matters to men.

03 January 2019

“I try to explain to the parishioners that an imam is not a person who only reads Namāz five times a day in the mosque and then goes home,” says Nematulla, the imam of Jalal-Abad province in Kyrgyzstan. That is why Nematulla is one of the 1,426 imams taking part in our project, ‘Constructive dialogues on religion and democracy’.

Celebrating International Peace Day in Nigeria
13 December 2018

See how our team celebrated International Peace Day 2018: from the UK, across to Africa and Asia.

07 December 2018

The Nobel Prize committee's focus on efforts to end the use of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) as a weapon of war is highly significant and timely. But it is also important to highlight that SGBV, sexual exploitation and abuse does not only occur in conflict, nor does it end when conflict ceases.

28 November 2018

Efforts to build peace in Myanmar should carefully consider the role of masculine gender norms in conflict, according to experts speaking at an event organised by International Alert, Phan Tee Eain and the Myanmar Department of Social Welfare.

23 November 2018

Patriarchal social norms, poverty and alcohol abuse are all to blame for the violence against women and girls in Tajikistan. So efforts to prevent such violence needs to tackle all those issues.

23 November 2018

Join us for the global Orange the World: #HearMeToo campaign to share the voices of survivors and activists working to end violence against women and make sure their efforts to stop abuse are heard.

22 November 2018

By fostering financial independence and giving families the tools to resolve their conflicts through discussion and understanding, we help Tajik women at risk of gender-based violence to be seen as valued members of society and be able to contribute to the family economically.

19 November 2018

Find out how dialogue is helping to rebuild trust and relationships in Rwanda after the genocide.

05 November 2018

21-year-old Dooma not only lost a child, but had to abandon another in order to escape Boko Haram captivity and be free.

05 November 2018

20-year-old Ganna was sixteen when Boko Haram attacked her home town of Bombem, Nigeria, taking her and several other girls hostage.

05 November 2018

The only thing keeping Abdul alive is hope. Hope that one day his daughters will return home from Boko Haram captivity.

01 November 2018

International Alert’s series of discussion clubs on religion and democracy in Kyrgyzstan continued in October by looking at the issue of real and imagined Islamophobia in Bishkek and its outskirts.