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Welcome to the August issue of our e-newsletter, bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis and resources.
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The different roles and behaviours of women, men and sexual and gender minorities (SGMs) affect the way that conflicts play out, as well as the impacts they have on people’s lives. This toolkit for gender analysis of conflict is intended to help national and international non-governmental organisations and other peacebuilding practitioners to integrate gender perspectives into conflict analysis, providing a foundation for more gender-sensitive peacebuilding programmes. You can also watch our short video explaining why it's important to do a gender analysis of conflict, focusing on Uganda's Karamoja region, where the toolkit was tested.
The US Department of State and USAID have laid out how American development and diplomacy agencies will work together to reduce violent extremism abroad. In this comment piece, David Alpher urges caution in the melding of development and security agendas - a prospect that risks undermining the objectives of both.
Politics and Policing: Understanding the impact of post-conflict political settlements on security reforms in Kenya
What role do political actors and politics play in shaping development outcomes? The concept of the ‘political settlement’ is increasingly prominent in peacebuilding discussions. This report focuses on Kenya as an important case study for understanding the of role political dynamics in determining the pace and nature of security sector reform.
In May, a community action group in Taiz, Yemen, implemented a locally-led project called “Light it Up” to address the lack of street lighting and insecurity. Through a consultative and participatory process that encouraged local action, the group – supported by Saferworld – worked to install solar panels and lights in areas that have been affected by the conflict. Read the case study here.