Our work in action
In 2010 more than 19,000 Maoist Army combatants were living in cantonments in Nepal waiting to be integrated into security agencies or to return back to civilian life. Saferworld conducted an assessment investigating the different needs, concerns and priorities of male and female combatants.
24 September 2011
In this podcast Roy Isbister from Saferworld talks about why it is essential for supportive states such as the UK to do everything they can to ensure a strong and effective ATT.
3 September 2011
The Ferghana Valley which spans the borders of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is home to several different ethnic groups. Land and water shortages, perceptions of marginalisation and corrupt law enforcement agencies mean that valley residents experience frequent inter-community and cross-border tensions.
30 June 2011
Saferworld is working with Chinese academics to encourage debate on how China can play a more active role in international efforts to counter arms proliferation.
25 June 2011
In this short video, Saferworld sets out the problem of small arms proliferation in South Sudan and how we are working with the government and local partners to encourage dynamic and strategic solutions to prevent violent cattle raiding.
17 April 2011
You can't build peace leaving half the people out. Saferworld is part of the No Women, No Peace campaign by the Gender Action for Peace and Security UK network. The video, shot on International Women's Day 2011, features activists speaking out for women in conflict areas.
1 April 2011
The August 2008 war over South Ossetia demonstrated shortcomings in the established security mechanisms (including policing, monitoring, early warning and peacekeeping), which proved unable to prevent a return to violence.
28 February 2011
In the lead up to the referendum in January 2011 to determine the future of Southern Sudan, Saferworld supported civil society and the Government of Southern Sudan to hold rallies calling for a peaceful, gun-free referendum. Voting was overwhelmingly peaceful despite fears to the contrary.
30 January 2011
Perceptions of insecurity are a major factor in the prevalence of illicit civilian weapons ownership in Kosovo. As part of long term efforts to bring together communities with their security providers in late 2009 we supported students in Ferizaj/Uroševac to design and carry out a campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of these illicit weapons with the message ‘With wisdom not a gun’.
3 December 2010
Civil society has a key role to play in providing independent oversight of the government and calling for more effective security and small arms controls. Saferworld has been supporting the development of a nation-wide network of civil society actors in Southern Sudan.
11 November 2010