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We challenge the gender norms that cause and perpetuate conflict 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

People first

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


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

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Annual Review 2014-15

Saferworld's multimedia Annual Review brings together some of the highlights of our work preventing violent conflict and building safer lives in 2014-15.

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Prevention, transit and innocent passage under the Arms Trade Treaty

This paper explores the interaction of the Arms Trade Treaty with the right of innocent passage as established by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). It notes that while coastal States Parties are obligated under UNCLOS not to hinder innocent passage by foreign-flagged ships...

RESOURCE | 26 August 2015 - Cynthia L Ebbs, James Upcher

Arms trade must be dragged out of the shadows with creation of strong new measures in Cancun this week

Control Arms statement on the opening of first Conference of States Parties for the Arms Trade Treaty.

NEWS | 24 August 2015

JOINT STATEMENT - UN Human Rights Council: Create Commission of Inquiry for Yemen

The undersigned organizations call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to create an international commission of inquiry for Yemen.

NEWS | 19 August 2015

A call to action for UK Parliamentarians on World Humanitarian Day

On World Humanitarian Day, Zarina Khan and Shelagh Daley urge parliamentarians to get involved and work with NGOs to promote a safer world.

BLOG | 19 August 2015 - Zarina Khan

Early warning in the Horn of Africa

Sebastien Babaud and Bonita Ayuko reflect on experiences from the Conflict Early Warning and Response Network in the Horn of Africa.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 17 August 2015 - Sebastien Babaud, Bonita Ayuko

Towards a more effective early warning system in the Horn of Africa

The conflict early warning and response mechanism (CEWARN) is an early warning mechanism established in 2002 by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). It has acted as an important platform for regional cooperation on conflict prevention and early warning and response in the Horn of Africa region. In each country,...

RESOURCE | 17 August 2015 - Clare Gardner

A generation that does not know peace: children and youth living on the Armenian-Azerbaijani frontline

Nana Gamkrelidze explores the impact of a resurgence in fighting along the Armenia and Azerbaijan border on youth, and the importance of including youth voices in peace projects.

BLOG | 12 August 2015 - Nana Gamkrelidze

Bangladesh photography project

Local people in Bangladesh document their safety and security concerns through photography.

Our strategy

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



The Millennium Development Goals are set to expire at the end of 2015.

Saferworld turns 25

We’re proud to be marking our 25th anniversary. Find out more about our 25-year history and look through our interactive timeline highlighting key Saferworld milestones.