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04 September 2018

How dialogue forums are changing communities in Mali.

29 August 2018

International Alert and other organisations are calling to ensure wider consultation on amendments to the existing truth and reconciliation laws in Nepal.

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 the Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch, a group formed to help mitigate 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

Research has shown that the violent extremism in the Sahel is a reaction to states’ inability to provide security and services, rather than religious conflict.

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."

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

160 women and youth from Muslim communities in Manila gathered for the breaking of the fast during Ramadan to fight bigotry celebrate diversity through food.