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Daily life amid border conflict – in pictures

This Guardian feature showcases photos from a Saferworld-supported project along the Azerbaijan-Armenia border, where residents and professional photographers documented the daily lives of border residents in an effort to raise awareness of the long-standing conflict between the countries.

“Women nowadays do anything.” Women’s role in conflict, peace and security in Yemen

With the conflict in Yemen entering its third year, women across the country continue to play an active role in shaping their country’s future, in diverse and often undocumented ways.

RESOURCE | 21 June 2017 - Marie-Christine Heinze, Marwa Baabbad

A snapshot of life along the Azerbaijan-Armenia border

A Saferworld-supported project trained local villagers along the Azerbaijan-Armenia border in photography so they could raise awareness of the challenges they face as a result of the long-standing conflict between the two countries. 

CASE STUDY | 9 June 2017

Gendered discrimination and corruption in the justice sector – new learning from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

How do discrepancies in access to and delivery of services affect men and women differently?  How do gender and corruption interact? How could this feed into conflict? CDA Collaborative Learning Projects has been searching for answers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

BLOG | 5 June 2017 - Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church

Peace over the airwaves: pre-election dialogues in Kenya

With a history of election violence and worsening drought conditions, Kenya is facing numerous challenges in the run up to the August elections. Our recent work in Isiolo County has helped initiate a dialogue between different farming communities through the accessible means of radio.

CASE STUDY | 2 June 2017

Nepal - a decade of fragile peace

A decade since Nepal’s peace agreement was signed, the country still faces challenges related to conflict and constitutional change. Our latest briefing recommends urgent concrete and coordinated action to ensure peace.

RESOURCE | 2 June 2017 - Anurag Acharya

Libya: A second chance?

Former Saferworld Director Henry Smith outlines some lessons for the peace process in Libya.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 1 June 2017 - Henry Smith

The London Conference is over, but the hard work of building peace in Somalia continues

Now that the conference is over, the international community and Somali leaders need to focus their efforts on realising peacebuilding and statebuilding, ensuring that funds are spent accountably, and guaranteeing that civil society has a meaningful stake in a strong and peaceful Somalia.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 12 May 2017 - Joanne Crouch

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.


SDG16 initiative

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

Inside Kenya's war on terror: the case of Lamu