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19 June 2018

Since the launch of Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the fundamental role of the private sector in advancing them has been widely highlighted. But while companies have shown great willingness to engage with the SDG agenda, it is not a straightforward process.

A woman cooking on a firewood-fuelled stove in Kayah state. © U Aung Naing Oo/International Alert
19 June 2018

In Myanmar, forests contribute to the livelihoods of around 80% of the population. We are advising communities and officials on how to manage forests in a way that supports long-term peace and stability.

A woman in a house damaged in a shelling attack in Kuibyshevsky, Donetsk, 2016. © ITAR-TASS Photo Agency/Alamy
16 June 2018

The Ukrainian conflict is leaving deep scars in society. Around 10,000 people have been killed, including 3,000 civilians, and over 1.7 million have been displaced. While the physical damage inflicted is plain to see, the psychological trauma is often hidden and forgotten.

15 June 2018

Losing the UK’s defence capability after Brexit will leave a hole in European security, but there are ways to salvage this. The EU should become a champion for conflict prevention by increasing its focus on dealing with the root causes of violence.

15 June 2018

Some 160 women and youth from the three Muslim communities in Manila gathered Tuesday for iftar, or breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan, to fight discrimination and celebrate diversity through food.

14 June 2018

In Mali, years of insecurity and violence have shattered trust between communities, the state and security forces. We are supporting dialogue forums to improve relations between them and strengthen accountability around security issues.

25 May 2018

A statement on the commemoration of the Marawi tragecy.

24 May 2018

This documentary highlights the work of unsung heroes during the Marawi conflict and the power of local responses that cut across faith, ethnicity and identity in the midst of tragedy.

Conflict incidence and deaths per capita in Mindanao, the Philippines in 2017
22 May 2018

We have broken down our 2017 conflict data from the southern Philippines into an infographic pack, to sharpen discourse, deepen understanding and encourage effective context-based actions on key conflict issues in the region.

16 May 2018

Darbnik village in Armenia has become home to refugees from three conflicts. Read about their the stories and how they are building a community together.

16 May 2018

Read about the Agasyan family's journey from Azerbaijan to Nagorny Karabakh.

16 May 2018

My name is Samir. This is my story.

16 May 2018

Journalists in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorny Karabakh try to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions by showing the human side of the conflict.

09 May 2018

Young people, women and civil society were key to the recent protests in Armenia that led to former opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan being elected as the country's new prime minister. Here is some things to know about - and learn from - them.

25 April 2018

Fussam is a community leader oversees the wellbeing of the women and girls in her community who have escaped Boko Haram

25 April 2018

From being excluded to being part of the community.

25 April 2018

Working to help those affected by violence reintegrate back into society and move forward with their lives.

25 April 2018

Amina shares her thoughts about the communities she has worked with.

20 April 2018

Aswat Faeela (Active Voices) created a network of young Syrians to help them work together, build a new life and have a voice. One of these young Syrians is Rahaf, who has a story to tell.

14 April 2018

A shorter version of this blog was originally published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. At first glance, the scene could be something out of a new mums social group. Clusters of young women gathered together and chatting distractedly, children flitting between their legs, babies tugging plaintively at their clothing.