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24 October 2018

Respect for human rights needs to be at the heart of programmes that aim to prevent violent extremism (PVE).

19 October 2018

The conflicting parties in the Nagorny Karabakh dispute need to better communicate with their own people about how piece can be achieved, if they are serious about resolving the dispute through political means.

17 October 2018

The Nagorny Karabakh conflict has affected people across the region so deeply that it has become a key part of their identity, according to a recent study by the peacebuilding organisation International Alert.

Religion not the only cause of Marawi war, report says
02 October 2018

Inter- and intra-religious violence was not the main cause of the war in Marawi and violent extremist activities in surrounding areas, according to International Alert's conflict monitoring system "Conflict Alert".

Photo: A villager talks about community forest management in Shan state. © U Aung Naing Oo/International Alert
01 October 2018

Conducting research to improve conflict prevention and peacebuilding programmes comes with its share of challenges. Ilona Howard, consortium manager for the Peace Research Partnership, outlines some of the ethical and practical challenges researchers face and what we can do to address them.

21 September 2018

The majority of Lebanese people are optimistic about prospects for peace and security in their country, according to a global survey commissioned by International Alert and the British Council.

21 September 2018

Criminal violence and terrorism are the top security concerns among Filipinos, according to a survey of 15 countries commissioned by International Alert and the British Council. This is followed by ‘violence from state authorities’.

21 September 2018

Over a third of Americans are pessimistic about prospects for peace and security in their country, according to a global survey commissioned by International Alert and the British Council.

UK most pessimistic about prospects for peace in global poll
21 September 2018

The UK has emerged as the most pessimistic country regarding its future peace prospects in a survey of 15 countries commissioned by the British Council and International Alert.

21 September 2018

People in more peaceful countries are more pessimistic about prospects for peace than those in conflict environments, according to a survey of 15 countries commissioned by International Alert and the British Council.  

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.

21 September 2018

A global coalition of charities are celebrating the UN International Day of Peace by campaigning for the word ‘peacebuilding’ to be included in the dictionary.

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

Burmese dining takes centre stage at Conflict Café, a pop-up restaurant devised by the peacebuilding NGO International Alert, that serves up peace through food.

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 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.