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Welcome to the November issue of our e-newsletter, bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis and resources.
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In many parts of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) challenges and inaccessibility mean few national or international non-governmental organisations can operate.
Local civil society organisations (CSOs) are providing a range of essential services and support to local communities. This joint assessment by local partner CAMP and Saferworld analyses the needs and capacities of community-based local CSOs to conduct participatory approaches to peacebuilding and provides practical recommendations to further develop their skills in this field.
Credit: UN photo/AndreaBrizzi
Last week saw the 13th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), on women, peace and security. Despite a number of related subsequent UNSCRs the Security Council has come under criticism for focussing on sexual violence in conflict at the expense of women's participation, and for a lack of implementation by states.
Hannah Wright explores how the recent UNSCR2122 has put women’s participation and leadership back on the agenda.
Read the comment piece.
Local communities in south western Bangladesh are finding their own solutions to the safety and security issues affecting them, setting up action committees with the support of Saferworld partner BRAC.
In this case study we look at how popular theatre is being used to raise awareness and promote discussion among communities about local safety and security issues.
Read the case study.