This report sheds light on the experiences of young smugglers in the marginalised Kasserine region of Tunisia, at a time when the country is facing heightened security concerns, political uncertainty and large-scale unemployment.
This paper assesses the role that peace education can play in addressing young Syrians’ needs and increasing their resilience in the face of violence, displacement and war; in particular their resilience to recruitment by armed groups.
This report sets out research findings on what makes young Syrians vulnerable to recruitment by violent extremist groups in the Syrian conflict and explores sources of resilience to mitigate that vulnerability.
This report aims to help peacebuilders to better capture the impact of integrating gender into peacebuilding projects.
This report is based on research into the gender dimensions of humanitarian interventions in post-conflict settings from a peacebuilding perspective, using the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal as a case study from which lessons can be drawn for other contexts.
This paper explores how the principles of conflict sensitivity can enhance and provide additional considerations for companies conducting human rights due diligence in conflict-affected settings.
This report analyses the findings of interviews with almost 800 young people aged between 18 and 34 living in the deprived neighbourhoods of Douar Hicher and Ettadhamen in Tunis, which are marked by high unemployment rates, school dropouts and insecurity.
This report is the product of a research study on social accountability mechanisms in projects funded by multilateral development banks. The research assessed how social accountability and conflict-sensitivity can be integrated into large-scale development projects, including through technology-based solutions.
Ces deux publications font l’état des lieux de la parité au sein des instances de prise de décision des organisations et institutions sociales, économiques et politiques des provinces du Sud-Kivu et du Nord-Kivu en République Démocratique du Congo
This research found that girls and women kidnapped by Nigeria's insurgent group, Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (JAS), commonly known as Boko Haram, face mistrust and persecution upon their return to society.
This paper explores the challenges to, and opportunities for, the mainstreaming of conflict sensitivity within the Syrian crisis response in Lebanon by looking specifically at how international non-governmental organisations recruit personnel.
This report seeks to understand some of the issues faced by the residents of Rwanda's rural settlements (imidugudu) programme and explore ways in which various partners can support them to solve these problems.
Groundwater is a highly important resource, especially for human consumption and agricultural production. This study offers an assessment of groundwater quality in the coastal areas of Sindh province in Pakistan.
The aim of this paper is to explore some of the gender dimensions of multinational companies’ operations in fragile and conflict-affected areas by highlighting several issues across the extractive and agroindustry on a thematic level.
This paper presents the findings from a case study research comparing the impact on social cohesion of segregated and mixed schooling systems of Lebanese and Syrian refugee students.
Este reporte, parte de un proyecto de investigación en género y construcción de la paz en cuatro países, examina el caso de Colombia, donde la sociedad ha sido profundamente afectada tanto por décadas de conflicto armado, como por altos niveles de violencia criminal.
Ce rapport est une étude de l’impact des investissements communautaires des entreprises minières sur les populations, ainsi que l’impact de l’exploitation minière sur le développement (socio) économique local et sur les conflits au Mali – en particulier dans la région de Kayes.
International Alert's Senior Adviser on the Caucasus, Natalia Mirimanova, writes on the topic of Abkhazia and trade in the latest issue of the swisspeace and Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs journal, Politorbis.