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The current outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has created additional pressures for cross-border traders. Find out how Alert and our partners continue to support these traders during this time.
In Africa as elsewhere around the world, security forces have been accused of using excessive force to impose COVID-19 lockdown measures, spreading fear and mistrust. This is how they play a more positive role, especially in countries already dealing with conflict.
Today, Bintu encourages other women and girls who were abducted by Boko Haram to come forward and share their story. To help them heal and build social cohesion.
Escaping and overcoming Boko Haram capture, Hafsat now supports other young women and girls in the community, giving them hope and inspiration from her own experience.
The Water, Peace and Security partnership has been awarded the 2020 Luxembourg Peace Prize for Outstanding Environmental Peace.
Muslim Filipinos certainly met this year’s Ramadan with exuberance, but the lockdowns brought new concerns especially to those who are economically disenfranchised to begin with.
The CORE project is helping to challenge gender norms and stop women from being economically marginalised to being more empowerment, so that they too can play a part and a say in how peace is built in their communities.
Creating off-farm Rwandan enterprises (CORE) project boosts the potential of cross-border trade and fosters an environment of entrepreneurship for women in Rwanda increasing their ability to make a living and keep their families safe.
The focus on young people is particularly to redefine the relationship of Rwandans through them. They are the future of the country and therefore, it is critical to detoxicate their generation of the disastrous beliefs of hatred that may have been acquired from their parents and prepare the next generation for a better future.
Dialogue clubs with joint economic initiatives have helped members (survivors and perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi) reconcile, built trust and feel closer.
As the Women, Peace and Security Agenda celebrates twenty years, our high-level panel with Kvinna till Kvinna brought in to focus women peacebuilders working on the ground and how they can be supported in to the next decade.
To say that the COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone in the country regardless of social standing is not false, but it does not entirely capture the whole picture, either.
Join us for a high-level dialogue organised in partnership with Kvinna till Kvinna at the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development 2020.
At International Alert we are emerging from our initial shock at the speed at which the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, and are starting to look at how we, as peacebuilders, shape our response.
Over the past months Lebanon has faced an economic crisis, widespread protests, political upheaval and now COVID-19. We can see seven trends which are likely to influence peacebuilding prospects for the country.
Local chief executives in Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao are using thematic overlay maps as graphic evidence of the links between COVID 19 hotspots, geophysical hazard areas, and violent conflicts.
As peacebuilders, our work is more critical than ever in helping to understand and respond to what are certainly going to be far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, as they play out in conflict-affected places.
The crisis in northern and central Mali and neighbouring countries could spill over into southern Mali if conflicts over land are not addressed, International Alert says in a new report.
As the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic grows, International Alert remains committed to its mission of helping people and communities break through cycles of violent conflict and build sustainable peace.