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