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Respect for human rights needs to be at the heart of programmes that aim to prevent violent extremism (PVE).
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If warmongering, ‘hangry’, ‘aborbs’ and even ‘instagrammable’ can be in the dictionary, surely peacebuilding deserves its place too.
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.
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.
International Alert and other organisations are calling to ensure wider consultation on amendments to the existing truth and reconciliation laws in Nepal.