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Nigeria community session
14 April 2018

True freedom is not a reality even after escape for women and girls in Nigeria kidnapped by Boko Haram.

10 April 2018

Of all the threats to sustainable development, conflict is one of the most intractable and damaging. Local partners and detailed understanding of root causes are key to constructive intervention.

06 April 2018

This week, Rwandans across the country will come together to mark the 24th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The commemoration this year calls on all Rwandans to Remember, Unite, Renew. Remembering and uniting to build a renewed life is also at the heart of the work International Alert does in Rwanda, particularly in our work with young people, who have grown up in the shadow of the genocide.

04 April 2018

Last week the Labour Party launched its new international development policy, 'A World For the Many, Not the Few'. The green paper elaborates on commitments made in Labour’s policy manifesto, which amongst other things included an increased commitment to conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

29 March 2018

Why it is so important to analyse the underlying causes of conflicts over natural resources and apply conflict- and climate-sensitive approaches when responding to them.

International Women's Day 2018 in DRC
28 March 2018

To mark the celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), we took part in a business fair organised at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kinshasa. The Alert team displayed a photo exhibition to track the course of cross-border women traders.

27 March 2018

Violent extremism rarely happens in a vacuum. It is one possible outcome of conflict, inequality and injustice.

Aswat Faeela Holland Workshop
23 March 2018

For two days, young Syrian social activists living across Europe came together for a workshop in the Netherlands to address some of the challenges they face.

Aswat Faeela stairwell Holland event
16 March 2018

As we enter the eighth year of the conflict in Syria, with no clear end in sight, join us on a journey with young Syrians across Europe and the Middle East who are building a global network for peace.

Rwanda Carol Allen Storey
15 March 2018

In an increasingly violent world, could the United States help reduce conflict by making a groundbreaking commitment to build peace?

Press for progress
08 March 2018

Without involving women in peacebuilding, we cannot lay the foundations for lasting peace. Join us to share the stories of these inspirational women peacebuilders and #PressForProgress.

07 March 2018

"I want more and more women to feel they can speak up and tell us what they are thinking."

07 March 2018

"I dream of more education and economic opportunities for women, I dream of a peaceful and happy life for all families."

07 March 2018

"This year, I also want to see women go to school. Don’t think you are not capable of exceling just because you are a woman."

06 March 2018

"In 2018, I would like to see at least 40% of women make up part of the government and to have the parliament approve a law against domestic violence."

06 March 2018

"I have been engaged in peacebuilding since 1996. It was during this year that the hunt for the Tutsi community began, and all my family fled to Rwanda."

25 February 2018

As the Syrian war reaches yet another new low with the fighting in Damascus suburbs, the need for a renewed impetus behind international efforts for peace could not be more urgent.

21 February 2018

International Alert's Shreya Mitra joins a discussion hosted by the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program on urban settlements and resilience in Africa.

19 February 2018

Larissa Sotieva examines some of the long-term, generational effects of conflict and other traumas that communities in Ukraine have experienced, along with projects that are providing psychosocial support to help communities heal.

Dalila barbecha
09 February 2018

Two-thirds of all waste recycling in Tunisia is done by self-organised scavengers. Despite playing a vital role in Tunisia's waste and recycling work, their profession is not yet recognised.