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29 October 2018

Increased dialogue between authorities, the civil socirty and governemt forces parties "is responsible for the reduction in crime and killings."

29 October 2018

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.

26 October 2018

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.

A veteran learns to walk with a new bionic leg. © Oleksandr Rupeta/Alamy
24 October 2018

If Ukraine is to build a cohesive society, it needs to act urgently to reintegrate its veterans.

24 October 2018

Respect for human rights needs to be at the heart of programmes that aim to prevent violent extremism (PVE).

19 October 2018

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.

Photo: A villager talks about community forest management in Shan state. © U Aung Naing Oo/International Alert
01 October 2018

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.

21 September 2018

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.

20 September 2018

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.

12 September 2018

If warmongering, ‘hangry’, ‘aborbs’ and even ‘instagrammable’ can be in the dictionary, surely peacebuilding deserves its place too.

04 September 2018

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.

04 September 2018

Out of Boko Haram captivity and living in a camp now, Modu desperately wants closure and a normal life.

04 September 2018

How dialogue forums are changing communities in Mali.

29 August 2018

International Alert, together with over 50 civil society organisations in Nepal, is calling on the government to ensure wider consultation on any amendments to the existing truth and reconciliation legislation.

15 August 2018

Community leader dedicates his life to support women and girls returning from Boko Haram captivity in order to make their lives better.

15 August 2018

"How I got to Muna IDP camp is a story, I will never forget

15 August 2018

Read Zara's stories and find out how she dealt with isolation and stigma by her own family and community.

© Robic Upadhayay/International Alert
02 August 2018

Peacebuilding should be integrated into the core of development interventions in Nepal, to ensure a resilient state and society.

Torkham border gate, Afghanistan. Resolute Support Media (Creative Commons BY 2.0)
30 July 2018

Despite tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two countries agree that economic cooperation is central to peace and stability in the region.

MRCW launch Marawi, Philippines
24 July 2018

Marawi locals launched today the Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch (MRCW), an independent and neutral multistakeholder group that will continuously engage with government, its private sector partners, aid agencies, and other civil society organizations to help mitigate violent conflict that may result from the reconstruction process.