The aim of this briefing paper is to outline the key community security concerns voiced by young people in Morang and Sunsari districts and reflect these voices up to policy and decision makers at the national level.
This tool provides an introduction to the importance and benefits of integrating gender issues into civil society oversight of the security sector, including practical examples and recommendations. Civil society can contribute to the process of security sector oversight in a number of different ways, including through both formal and informal mechanisms.
As part of the Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit, this tool provides an introduction to thebenefits and opportunities of integrating gender issues into national-level security policy making.As strategic documents, security policies are critically important in establishing a coordinated response to security threats, and can serve as a platform for security sector reform (SSR) processes. This includes national security policies (NSPs) as well as sector-specificpolicies, such as a white paper on defence.
This report focuses on the EU’s response to the "Women and Armed Conflict" (WAC) study, in particular on the development cooperation dimension. The report describes international approaches and legal obligations to WAC, identifies and discusses the most salient issues, gives an overview and assessment of the EU response and provides findings and recommendations.
This paper seeks to provide initial thoughts on integrating conflict-sensitive approaches into value chain analyses and interventions in conflict-affected situations.
This report presents the findings of a consultation workshop organised as part of a regional research project aimed at assessing the impact of women’s political participation in countries emerging from conflict in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
This study outlines the particular development challenges confronting international actors in fragile and conflict-affected countries, and gives a summary of the World Bank's evolving approach to those challenges.
This briefing outlines the key findings of the recent study on Enhancing the EU Response to Women and Armed Conflict commissioned by the Slovenian Presidency of the EU, and discusses the recommendations inrelation to the European Commissi
<p>The role of the private sector in different aspects of conflict resolution has received increasing attention in recent years. This is due to several factors. First, the private sector, domestic or multinational, is often present in contexts of armed conflict and exposed to its risks and impacts, which frequently compel it to act. Second, it has the capacities (human, resources, managerial and technical, among others) to intervene in different ways.
The Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights were unveiled in December 2000 by the US State Department and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, after a yearlong process involving government officials, oil and mining companies, and NGOs.
This first issue of Investing in Peace examines current proposals to bring economic recovery to Northern Uganda. In so doing it seeks to inform policy-makers and practitioners from government, development partners and the private sector about the issues involved in ensuring that the most productive possible approaches and policies are adopted.
A critical phase in consolidating peace in Nepal involves the drafting of a Constitution that tackles the underlying issues of the armed conflict which erupted in the mid-nineties, while addressing the aspirations of the popular movement that resulted in the 2006 political upheaval.
This report outlines the findings and recommendations of a workshop with representatives from Burundian and Sierra Leonean civil society organisations (CSOs) working in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment organised by International Alert on 25th to 29th February 2008. The aim of the five-day workshop was to exchange experiences, discuss commonchallenges and strengthen future collaboration in order to support the integration of genderrelated priorities into peacebuilding processes.
This briefing aims to connect the public security and security sector reform agendas in Nepal in order to inform ongoing discussions amongst donors and to explore the role that the EU could play in future security-enhancing activities in Nepal.
This comprehensive survey of UNSCR 1325 related activities carried out by women, civil society, national governments and international actors has allowed the identification of achievements, good practice and challenges facing the women, peace and security agenda in Afghanistan, the DRC, Nepal, Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka. On the basis of our research, it is possible to identify seven key findings and recommendations for national and international policy makers and practitioners.
The objective of this study is to analyse the dynamics of small-scale cross-border trade in agricultural goods as an economy of survival in DRC and Rwanda.
This guidance note explains why market development in countries affected by conflict is important and relevant for economic development planners and practitioners. It presents some of the main issues, risks and opportunities that economic development professionals may typically face.
This practice note explains why and how business environment reforms should be taken into consideration by economic development planners and practitioners working in conflict- and post-conflict contexts.
This practice note explains why and how the operations of foreign investors are relevant for economic development planners and practitioners in conflict-affected contexts.
This report investigates the security- and justice-related experiences and perceptions of people living in six districts in Nepal affected by insecurity and weak governance.