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We challenge the gender norms that cause and perpetuate conflict and insecurity

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Saferworld's Annual Review 2015-16

Featuring highlights from our programme and policy work around the world – from our local programmes in conflict-affected countries to our international advocacy.

 

Police accountability: a mechanism for peace and justice

In our latest peace and justice blog, policing experts Gary White and Graham Mathias explore the links between policing, peace and justice, highlighting the importance of accountability structures and processes at all levels to enable and support a police culture that contributes to broader peace and justice.

BLOG | 5 December 2016

Yemen in our hearts

Through its Community Security Programme in Yemen, Saferworld and local partner NODS have supported community groups in Taiz to identify and address safety and security problems in their local areas. In June 2016, one group organised an exhibition of children’s drawings. 20 girls and boys aged 7-10 years old were...

RESOURCE | 1 December 2016

Resolute in uncertain times: peacebuilding in the new US administration

Weeks after the election, Trump's foreign policy and security strategy remain uncertain. David Alpher and Ursala Knudsen-Latta explore the challenges and opportunities for peacebuilders as America shapes a new approach.

BLOG | 1 December 2016

Challenges and opportunities for peace and security cooperation

Bernardo Mariani and Chloë Gotterson take a look at EU-China efforts to promote peace and security in Africa, outlining successes and challenges.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 28 November 2016 - Bernardo Mariani, Chloë Gotterson

Annual Review 2015-16: multimedia gallery

Violent conflict has continued to wreak havoc across many parts of the world during the last year, with implications that touch every country. Saferworld has responded, with staff, partners and community groups continuing to work intensively towards conflict prevention and peace, and supporting people affected by conflict to build safer lives.

RESOURCE | 25 November 2016

Annual Review 2015-16

Violent conflict has continued to wreak havoc across many parts of the world during the last year, with implications that touch every country. Saferworld has responded, with staff, partners and community groups continuing to work intensively towards conflict prevention and peace, and supporting people affected by conflict to build safer lives.

RESOURCE | 24 November 2016

Reducing school bullying and extortion in Kyrgyzstan

Together with partners, Saferworld has looked into the significant problem in Kyrgyzstan of school bullying and extortion and has advocated for change at the national level.

CASE STUDY | 23 November 2016

Justice and peace blog series

This series of blogs explores ways to include a much broader array of actors in the process of building peace and justice.


Our strategy

Read Saferworld's 2014-17 strategy to put people at the centre of peace and security responses.


Post-2015

SDG16 initiative

A coalition of international organisations – including Saferworld– launched a website that tracks progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 16


Protect civilians project: Armenia-Azerbaijan