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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.

SOS (Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0)
21 July 2018

The role of minorities in 21st century Pakistan and the issues they face has been absent from public discourse.

Elaine Grossman (Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0)
13 July 2018

Less than 5 percent of journalists in Pakistan are women and those in the profession face substantial risks and hurdles.

A police unit of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) participate in training, Bamako. MINUSMA/Marco Dormino (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0)
06 July 2018

New findings from Mali underline the failure of hard security approaches to conflict-resolution.

28 June 2018

Thousands of you joined our campaign calling on the UK government to commit to long-term peacebuilding.

People gather for the weekly market in the town of Djibo, Burkina Faso. © Irene Abdou/Alamy
27 June 2018

The rise in violent extremism in the central Sahel is mainly a reaction to states’ inability to provide security and services, and has little to do with religious ideology, our new research reveals.

26 June 2018

Find out how Tarek went from being kidnapped to taking a stand by identifying and helping to overcome the key obstacles around the integration of Syrians in their new community.

25 June 2018

"I rap as a way to spread my message and deal with what I am experiencing. Music helps me in many ways to express what I am feeling deep inside."