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We believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity

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We challenge the gender norms that cause and perpetuate conflict and insecurity

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We put people first, supporting change that empowers local communities to take action and influence decision-making

Inclusivity

We work to ensure that peacebuilding processes and governance systems are inclusive and legitimate

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Saferworld's Annual Review 2015-16

Featuring highlights from our programme and policy work around the world – from our local programmes in conflict-affected countries to our international advocacy.

 

Helping police to be gender-sensitive in Pakistan

A project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan aimed to reduce violence against women by helping police to be more gender-sensitive.

CASE STUDY | 17 January 2017

Myanmar's plural justice system

There is no single justice provider with recognised authority to enforce the law throughout Myanmar. This blog looks at some of the different justice chains people follow to redress grievances, why, and what that means for wider peace and statebuilding dynamics.

BLOG | 19 December 2016 - Will Bennett

Court action to implement the Arms Trade Treaty

Originally published on the Forum on the Arms Trade's Looking Ahead blog, Roy Isbister looks at the UK High Court hearing in 2017 to review the legality of  UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia in light of violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen.

BLOG | 19 December 2016 - Roy Isbister

UK peacebuilding organisations call for action on Aleppo

The crisis in eastern Aleppo is a tragic testimony to our collective failure to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 13 December 2016

A Faustian approach to migration: how long can it hold?

The morally ambiguous deal that the EU has made with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stop the surge of migrants across the Aegean is a mere eight months old, and it is already failing on multiple fronts.

BLOG | 13 December 2016 - Tuesday Reitano

Women’s role in peace and security in Yemen

Women’s political participation in Yemen’s public sphere has been limited to select members of the elite. It has been influenced by different historical legacies of state-building, competing nationalist and religious discourses, changing socio-economic conditions, and urban-rural divides within Yemen.

RESOURCE | 8 December 2016

The 2030 Agenda’s commitment to peaceful, just and inclusive societies – making it count

Peace is included as both a goal and a cross-cutting issue in the 2030 Agenda, but how can we ensure the framework actually makes a difference to people's lives? Anna Moller-Loswick explores effective implementation of the agenda in our latest blog.

BLOG | 7 December 2016 - Anna Möller-Loswick

Justice and peace blog series

This series of blogs explores ways to include a much broader array of actors in the process of building peace and justice.


Our strategy

Read Saferworld's 2014-17 strategy to put people at the centre of peace and security responses.


Post-2015

SDG16 initiative

A coalition of international organisations – including Saferworld– launched a website that tracks progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 16


Protect civilians project: Armenia-Azerbaijan