June 2011

You can't build peace leaving half the people out.


Women and girls are not only more likely to be the victims of violence but, despite making up half the world’s population, they are frequently excluded from decision making on peace and security. This month find out how Saferworld is working to change this at both the local and international level. We recently joined the Gender Action for Peace and Security network and we're supporting the 'No women, No peace' campaign. You can also find out about our research into the different needs of male and female Maoist combatants in Nepal, as they prepare to return to civilian life.


Also this month, sign up to the Southern Sudan Monitor, a monthly newsletter from our Juba office reporting on the security situation as the region moves towards independence. Discover how our latest perception survey paints an unsettling picture about access to security in Kosovo. And finally, could you run for peace? Saferworld is looking for runners in the London ASICS 10K on Sunday 10 July.



Sophie Amos,
Head of Funding and Communications

No women, no peace

Saferworld is part of the No women, No peace campaign, by the Gender Action for Peace and Security UK network. This video, shot on International Women's Day 2011, calls on the UK Government to honour commitments made to help women in conflict.


Gender, peace and security in Nepal

Saferworld conducted an assessment investigating the different needs of male and female Maoist combatants in Nepal as they are reintegrated into civilian life. Several of our recommendations from this research have been included in the Nepal National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.


Southern Sudan Monitor

The Southern Sudan Monitor is a monthly newsletter from our Juba office. In this issue read about rising tensions in South Kordofan, the future role for UN Peacekeepers in Sudan and the challenges facing international support to the rule of law sector.


    Time to act

    Our latest perception survey in Kosovo finds that the on-going political crisis has had considerable impact on local perceptions of security, with people feeling less secure than they did a year ago. However, the report also reveals some positive trends. The difference in perceptions regarding safety and security between ethnic groups is getting narrower.


    Run for peace

    We're looking for runners to fill our last few places for the ASICS London 10K Run on Sunday 10 July. This is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself and support our work on arms control. Runners will get a helping hand with fundraising and a coveted Saferworld T-shirt. Contact us to find out more.


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