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We put people first, supporting change that empowers local communities to take action and influence decision-making


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


We believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity


We work to ensure that peacebuilding processes and governance systems are inclusive and legitimate

Conflict sensitivity

We promote a conflict-sensitive approach to ensure aid promotes peace and does not reinforce conflict dynamics

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SDG16 initiative

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


Measuring progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 16 for peace and justice

New data initiative for SDG 16 launches

NEWS | 14 July 2016

Implementing the ATT: Essential elements of an effective arms transfer control system

Now that the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has become international law, Saferworld is working to ensure progressive interpretation and full implementation of the Treaty by all States Parties. As part of this we have established the informal Expert Group on ATT Implementation (EGAI) which is working with a group of...

RESOURCE | 14 July 2016

Saferworld holds peacebuilding workshop for Yemeni civil society activists

Saferworld held a workshop in Jordan to provide a platform to discuss local peacebuilding in Yemen within the context of the current conflict. 

NEWS | 12 July 2016

Peacebuilding training for youth initiatives in Ibb and Hudeidah

Two training sessions in Yemen brought together young activitists to promote action for peacebuilding.

NEWS | 12 July 2016

Peace has been made a global development priority. Now what?

Thomas Wheeler tracks progress made in reducing violent conflict and outlines what needs to happen next to ensure that Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is achieved.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 12 July 2016 - Thomas Wheeler

Lighting up the streets of Taiz

Lack of street lighting in Yemen has increased insecurity of communities, especially in the context of the current conflict. The "Light it Up" project worked to encourage local action to install solar panels and lights.

CASE STUDY | 12 July 2016

South Sudan: the time to deliver on protection pledges is now

Saferworld and CEPO statement on the escalation of violence in South Sudan.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 11 July 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.


2030 Agenda

A strong commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda is necessary in order for the new framework to help prevent violence and insecurity.

Protect civilians project: Armenia-Azerbaijan