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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.

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."