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Welcome to the January issue of our e-newsletter, bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis and resources.
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Throughout 2012 and 2013 Saferworld worked with national and local partners in six counties of Kenya to reduce the risk of conflict before, during and after the March 2013 general elections. Our new multimedia gallery tells the story of this work, featuring images and interviews with community members, partners and Saferworld's project team.
The gallery explores how Saferworld and partners supported communities to work together in innovative ways with the police, local administration, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and civil society to identify and respond to early signs of tension and conflict. It also highlights how we engaged young people to raise awareness about voting rights and responsibilities in their communties, and trained and supported the media to report in a way that supported peaceful elections rather than inflaming tensions.
Visit the multimedia gallery here.
Credit: UN Photo/Iason Foounten
A new Saferworld report, Arms and the responsibility to protect, analyses the relationships between the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the responsibility to protect (R2P) principles within the context of the Libyan civil war. The 2011 military intervention in Libya highlighted differences between states in the interpretation and implementation of the R2P doctrine.
The aim of the research report is to raise the profile of weapons transfer scholarship in China, introducing an independent academic voice into the policy discourse. This is important in light of suggestions from Chinese think tanks that China is keen to pursue a more active role in efforts to develop common standards for arms transfer control, including the UN ATT process.
Read the report here.
In a video interview recorded at the European Development Days 2013, Saferworld Director of Programmes El Khidir Daloum discusses ways to ensure that peace is included in the post-2015 agenda. He stresses the importance of taking an holistic approach to peace across the new framework, with stand-alone goals on peace and governance.
Watch the video inteview.
Read more about Saferworld’s work on Post-2015.