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April 2017

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Welcome to the April issue of our e-newsletter, bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis and resources.

We would love to hear your feedback via our social media channels or directly to us at communications@saferworld.org.uk


Shouldn't YOU be Countering Violent Extremism?

Are current government strategies for Countering Violent Extremism working, or are they in fact making the problem worse? Larry Attree reviews the Countering Violent Extremism agenda and offers advice on moving forward to promote peace, justice and development.

Read this article in our new in-depth format here.


Two years of war: supporting Yemeni civil society’s path to peace

Since the outbreak of conflict in 2015, Yemeni civil society activists and organisations have relentlessly continued to provide relief, basic services and alternatives to violence across the country. With their work more vital than ever, the international community must step up its political and financial support to Yemeni civil society to empower those that will shape the country's future.

Take a look at this comment piece here.


Witnessing Somalia’s electoral process – observers’ report and next steps

Somalia's arduous 2016 Election process was a clear step in the right direction for democratisation, but many challenges and opportunities remain. With Saferworld's support, Somali civil society partners observed every step of elections. Their findings are explored in a preliminary report, interviews from observers and event summary.

Read our Somalia election series here. 


Saferworld blog

Caught in the crossfire: border communities in Azerbaijan

Bakhtiyar Aslanov and Ilya Jones explore the impact for communities living on the volatile and often violent border of Azerbaijan and Armenia. 

Being ‘bold for change’: five ways we can put gender at the heart of the peace agenda

How can policy makers and development practitioners take concrete steps to apply a gender perspective to policy and programming? Anna Möller-Loswick explores in this blog.


Justice and peace series:
PODCAST - Why is corruption an injustice?

This month, Patrick Alley from Global Witness speaks to Will Bennett on the prevalence of corruption, its impact on local communities and what must be done to challenge it.

Listen to the podcast here.


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