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Welcome to our blog site! This area of the site brings you a range of views from within and outside Saferworld on all aspects of peace and security. If you are interested in submitting a piece for publication, contact our communications team. We welcome your comments on individual blog posts. You can view the latest posts below, or view them by category or author using the links on the right.


Latest posts

Openness in Fragile Environments: the art of the possible

Head of Asia Programme Chris Underwood reflects on this weeks OpenGov Hub workshop in Washington.

Chris Underwood | Post-2015, Inclusive political processes, 2030 Agenda | 15 January 2016

A permanent home? Hopes for peace in borderline communities in Armenia

In her latest blog Nana Gamkrelidze reflects on the results from consultations with communities in Tavush, Armenia.

Nana Gamkrelidze | Community security | 21 December 2015

Emerging themes on the 2030 Agenda in fragile states

Thomas Wheeler reports from a g7+ technical meeting in Nairobi on the challenges ahead for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Thomas Wheeler | Post-2015, Aid effectiveness, 2030 Agenda | 11 December 2015

Modelling fragility: Stepping towards universality

The universal focus and more nuanced conceptualisation of the OECD’s new states of fragility model is to be welcomed, says Thomas Wheeler. But we should remember improved aid flows are only one part of the solution to highly complex problems.

Thomas Wheeler | Post-2015, 2030 Agenda | 8 December 2015

1325: a useful tool for activists?

In an article originally published by the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) in Peace in Progress magazine, Hannah Wright assesses the efficacy of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 as a tool for women activists working for peace.

Hannah Wright | Gender | 25 November 2015

A just response to climate change violence

Climate change itself is a form of violence, says Dr. Jason Hickel, but right now we don’t have a framework for thinking about it.

Dr. Jason Hickel | BLOG SERIES: Justice and peace, Security and justice sector development | 24 November 2015

As hope fades in Yemen, the UK must stop undermining chances for peace

As the humanitarian situation worsens in Yemen, the voices questioning the UK’s contradictory policies are growing louder, says Zarina Khan in our latest blog

Zarina Khan | Arms transfer controls in Europe, ATT, UK arms transfer controls, Upsteam conflict prevention | 27 October 2015

Preventing violence through the rule of law: changing our approach to fit a changing landscape

Alejandro Alvarez, leader of the Rule of Law, Justice, Security and Human Rights team at UNDP, writes in the first of our justice and peace blog series.

Alejandro E. Alvarez | BLOG SERIES: Justice and peace, Security and justice sector development | 26 October 2015

BLOG SERIES: Justice and peace

Saferworld's security and justice adviser Will Bennett introduces a new series of blogs exploring ways to include a much broader array of actors in the process of building peace and justice.

Will Bennett | BLOG SERIES: Justice and peace, Security and justice sector development | 19 October 2015

Living under siege

Nana Gamkrelidze reflects on September’s serious military escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the second of her blog series.

Nana Gamkrelidze | Community security, Early warning | 12 October 2015

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