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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.
“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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Increased dialogue between authorities, the civil socirty and governemt forces parties "is responsible for the reduction in crime and killings."
Encouraging youth in Democratic Republic of Congo to get involved in community activities, to provide them with an opportunity to earn a living, but perhaps more crucially, it ensures they are not manipulated into join rebel ranks.
This short video provides an overview of our 'Justice and livelihood opportunities for all people' project in Lebanon, which helped Syrian refugees and Lebanese mitigate some of the negative impacts of displacement from Syria by providing them with protection and employment assistance. It was filmed at the project's closing event in September 2018.
Respect for human rights needs to be at the heart of programmes that aim to prevent violent extremism (PVE).
The conflicting parties in the Nagorny Karabakh dispute need to better communicate with their own people about how piece can be achieved, if they are serious about resolving the dispute through political means.
Conducting research to improve conflict prevention and peacebuilding programmes comes with its share of challenges. Ilona Howard, consortium manager for the Peace Research Partnership, outlines some of the ethical and practical challenges researchers face and what we can do to address them.