Our work in 2018

International Alert works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace. Together, we believe peace is within our power. We focus on solving the root causes of conflict, bringing together people from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, we come together to build everyday peace.

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Peace is just as much about communities living together, side by side, and resolving their differences without resorting to violence as it is about people signing a treaty or laying down their arms.
That is why we believe that we all have a role to play in building a more peaceful future.

> Blog: Too little peace in our time

Nigeria: Reigniting lost hope

Since 2017, together with our local partners, we have reached over 19,000 people, including women and girls, youth and religious leaders, community members and local government officials. Our focus has been to ensure that survivors are seen not just as victims but as key players in their own recovery.

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Nepal: Promoting media freedom

As one of the few international NGOs with a legal mandate from the Government of Nepal to work on security and justice issues, Alert in partnership with the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) brought journalists together to increase the media’s freedom of expression and pluralism, reduce threats to journalists and promote marginalised voices.

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Working with companies to prevent conflict

For 20 years, Alert has worked with the private sector to promote conflict-sensitive business practices and the role of the private sector in peacebuilding. This comes from the belief that when working in conflict affected areas you have to work with all stakeholders, including those impacted by and impacting conflict, to build peace.

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