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 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


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

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A question of trust

Read the first in a series of case studies highlighting the benefits of a people-centred Community Security approach.

CASE STUDY | Community security


Time for the EU to take innovative approaches to peacebuilding on board

In an article first published in EurActiv for International Peace Day Executive Director Paul Murphy examines why it is time for the EU to take innovative approaches to peacebuilding on board.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 19 September 2014 - Paul Murphy

Resolve land conflict to promote people’s right to peace

As International Peace Day approaches we look explore why conflict sensitive approaches are urgently needed to stem the conflict over land in Northern Uganda.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 19 September 2014 - David Otim

A question of trust

In the first of a series of case studies highlighting the benefits of people-centred Community Security approaches we introduce the concept of community security, explains how it addresses insecurity and conflict, and sets out how it can contribute to meeting broader peacebuilding and statebuilding objectives.

CASE STUDY | 18 September 2014

Beyond aid: addressing conflict and building peace

This submission to the UK International Development Committee inquiry on the future UK approach to development focuses on the relationship between conflict and development, identified by the Committee as a key area in the UK’s future approach to development. While recognising that addressing conflict and fragility is a current UK...

RESOURCE | 18 September 2014

Taking action together to prevent political violence in Bangladesh

A case study from Bangladesh highlights how one community worked with local authorities to help prevent election violence.

CASE STUDY | 15 September 2014

Building local capacities for peace in Afghanistan

As part of our 'Capacities for Peace' project Saferworld held a conflict sensitivity training in Afghanistan.

NEWS | 12 September 2014

Annual Review 2013-13

Annual Review 2012-13

Saferworld’s first multimedia Annual Review brings together some of the highlights of our efforts to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives in 2012-13.

Our strategy

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



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