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14 June 2018

In Mali, years of insecurity and violence have shattered trust between communities, the state and security forces. We are supporting dialogue forums to improve relations between them and strengthen accountability around security issues.

25 May 2018

A statement on the commemoration of the Marawi tragecy.

24 May 2018

This documentary highlights the work of unsung heroes during the Marawi conflict and the power of local responses that cut across faith, ethnicity and identity in the midst of tragedy.

Conflict incidence and deaths per capita in Mindanao, the Philippines in 2017
22 May 2018

This is a look at our 2017 conflict data from the southern Philippines meant to encourage effective context-based actions on conflict issues in the region.

16 May 2018

Darbnik village in Armenia has become home to refugees from three conflicts. Read about their the stories and how they are building a community together.

16 May 2018

Read about the Agasyan family's journey from Azerbaijan to Nagorny Karabakh.

16 May 2018

My name is Samir. This is my story.

16 May 2018

Journalists in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorny Karabakh try to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions by showing the human side of the conflict.

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.