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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 discussion clubs on religion and democracy in Kyrgyzstan continued in October with the issue of real and imagined Islamophobia in Bishkek.
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 video provides an overview of our project in Lebanon to give Syrian refugees and Lebanese protection and employment assistance so as to mitigate conflict.
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.
Even without being able to find the word in a dictionary, people understand what peacebuilding is and what a vital role it can play in helping address conflict and violence. It is now time for political leaders and policy-makers to respect the public perspective on how best to deal with the root causes of conflict. Inclusion in the dictionary is a small but vital first step in getting peacebuilding the greater political support it deserves.
Governments across the world need to move beyond merely responding to crises and should focus on long-term conflict prevention, or peacebuilding. It makes economic sense, and importantly, it is what their constituents want.
If warmongering, ‘hangry’, ‘aborbs’ and even ‘instagrammable’ can be in the dictionary, surely peacebuilding deserves its place too.
Every day peacebuilders put themselves in challenging situations to bring about peace. But you've probably never heard of them. 'Peacebuilding’ is a word used by the United Nations, governments, businesses, non-governmental organisations globally, but 'peacebuilding' is not in the dictionaries! Join us to change this.