Saferworld - Preventing violent conflict. Building safer lives Conflict sensitivity

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


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


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

People first

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

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Youth voices in Yemen

This film features youth activists from our 'Amplifying Youth Voices' project who share their experiences of being part of the programme and how it is helping them to enhance their advocacy work within their own communities. Watch the video.

VIDEO | October 2014

Youth voices in Yemen

This film, produced by Saferworld, features youth activists from our 'Amplifying Youth Voices' project who share their experiences of being part of the programme and how it is helping them to enhance their advocacy work within their own communities. The film gives a glance into the situation for youth in...

RESOURCE | 30 October 2014

Rising powers and peacebuilding: what can Brazil contribute to stability and development?

Brazil’s role in Guinea Bissau, where it has focused attention on underdevelopment as a root cause of instability, points to its wider priority in international peacebuilding, argue Adriana Erthal Abdenur and Danilo Marcondes-Neto

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 28 October 2014

Improving local security through better police-community relations

In Bangladesh, Nepal, South Sudan, and Tajikistan, Saferworld has established community security programmes that focus on building trusting relationships between communities and security providers. Kloe Tricot O'Farrell highlights how this approach is enabling them to address together the causes, consequences, and risks of conflict and insecurity, and find solutions to...

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 23 October 2014 - Kloe Tricot O'Farrell

Global perspectives on peaceful and inclusive societies and the post-2015 framework:A dialogue between member states and experts

This document captures the key issues raised during a meeting co-hosted by the Mission of Mexico to the United Nations, the Centre for International Cooperation of New York University and Saferworld. Held in New York on the 4th and 5th of September, the meeting brought together representatives from UN member...

RESOURCE | 21 October 2014

Event: Sustainable peace and security: community policing in transitional environments

Saferworld USA event: Supporting transitions towards sustainable peace and security through community policing: design and implementation in transitional environments

NEWS | 17 October 2014

Sustainable Development Goals: The Quest for a Post-2015 Agenda

With discussions around the new post-2015 development agenda intensifying, it is of paramount importance that the widest possible range of stakeholders is consulted to identify the priorities of different actors. On 13-14 August, the Observer Research Foundation, India, and Saferworld hosted a workshop in Delhi to foster greater understanding of...

RESOURCE | 14 October 2014 - Vivan Sharan, Sunil Suri

Annual Review 2013-13

Annual Review 2013-14

Saferworld’s multimedia Annual Review brings together some of the highlights of our efforts to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives in 2013-14.

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.

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