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Celebrating International Peace Day in Nigeria
13 December 2018

See how International Alert celebrated International Peace Day 2018: from the UK, across to Africa and Asia.

07 December 2018

The Nobel Prize committee's focus on efforts to end the use of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) as a weapon of war is highly significant and timely. But it is also important to highlight that SGBV, sexual exploitation and abuse does not only occur in conflict, nor does it end when conflict ceases.

07 December 2018

British actor Pip Torrens has officially announced his support for the peacebuilding charity International Alert, at an exclusive night of peace and ice cream hosted by International Alert and Ben & Jerry’s.

06 December 2018

Youth vote clearly in support of the Bangsamoro Organic Law – Alert Philippines survey

28 November 2018

Efforts to build peace in Myanmar should consider the role of masculine gender norms in conflict, according to experts at an International Alert event.

23 November 2018

Patriarchal social norms, poverty and alcohol abuse are all to blame for the violence against women and girls in Tajikistan. So efforts to prevent such violence needs to tackle all those issues.

22 November 2018

By fostering financial independence and giving families the tools to resolve their conflicts through discussion and understanding, we help Tajik women at risk of gender-based violence to be seen as valued members of society and be able to contribute to the family economically.

19 November 2018

Find out how dialogue is helping to rebuild trust and relationships in Rwanda after the genocide.

06 November 2018

Leading peacebuilding charity International Alert has launched its European Headquarters in The Hague.

05 November 2018

21-year-old Dooma not only lost a child, but had to abandon another in order to escape Boko Haram captivity and be free.

05 November 2018

20-year-old Ganna was sixteen when Boko Haram attacked her home town of Bombem, Nigeria, taking her and several other girls hostage.

05 November 2018

The only thing keeping Abdul alive is hope. Hope that one day his daughters will return home from Boko Haram captivity.

01 November 2018

International Alert’s discussion clubs on religion and democracy in Kyrgyzstan continued in October with the issue of real and imagined Islamophobia in Bishkek.

29 October 2018

Increased dialogue between authorities, the civil socirty and governemt forces parties "is responsible for the reduction in crime and killings."

29 October 2018

Encouraging youth in Democratic Republic of Congo to get involved in community activities, to provide them with an opportunity to earn a living, but perhaps more crucially, it ensures they are not manipulated into join rebel ranks.

26 October 2018

This video provides an overview of our project in Lebanon to give Syrian refugees and Lebanese protection and employment assistance so as to mitigate conflict.

A veteran learns to walk with a new bionic leg. © Oleksandr Rupeta/Alamy
24 October 2018

If Ukraine is to build a cohesive society, it needs to act urgently to reintegrate its veterans.

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.