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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.
For the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi we go back and revisit a few people who have been part of our reconciliation project to see how they are continuing to rebuild their lives after the genocide and how they are now helping to build peace in their communities.
A group of Muslim mothers in Manila launched social enterprise to provide new ways to earn money for women and sustain the community Islamic school.
The province of Lanao del Sur launched a new early response network to enable teamwork in the prevention of future violent conflict, disaster and displacement.
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.
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.
"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.
By tackling harmful social norms and promoting economic empowerment has resulted in a decrease in sexual, physical and emotional violence, improved family relations and an increase in livelihoods.