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Conflict monitoring (Conflict Alert) and resource use management planning (RUMP) are among the core programming priorities of International Alert Philippines. The programme has contributed to the promotion of inclusive governance and evidence-based programming and policy-making in Mindanao, the Bangsamoro, and parts of Luzon in the last decade.
Although violent extremism is frequently associated with misogyny and gender discrimination, research in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger shows these factors are not a prerogative of jihadism, but are deeply ingrained in the daily lives of women in the patriarchal societies of central Sahel.
In Kyrgyzstan, we have been supporting an initiative to open public debate on the role of religion and democracy in the country.
In post-civil war Nepal, the COVID-19 pandemic could reverse some of the gains made by the recent political settlement and federal system reforms.
Violent conflict over land erupted across the Bangsamoro while the country grappled with the COVID pandemic, according to a Critical Events Monitoring System (CEMS) bulletin released today.
The Bekaa Dialogue Group has been working to improve relations between communities and supported people to raise their concerns around access to resources, employment and services, discuss tensions and develop ways to prevent violence.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict BBC Media Action Naija hosted an important conversation on sexual violence in conflict.
The merger of the Department for International Development (DFID) with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) presents risks but also potential opportunities for the UK’s contribution to reducing conflict and supporting peace overseas.
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.