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Photos: Communities First

Featuring the work of Marcus Perkins, Tom Martin and Alex Potter, this collection of photographs aims to give a visual voice to people whose daily experiences of conflict and insecurity are too often marginalised and forgotten.

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Making them count: using indicators and data to strengthen accountability for the SDGs

The 2030 Agenda’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals - and their 169 targets - each require a set of indicators to monitor progress towards achieving the global goals. Once indicators are agreed, data will be required to hold governments accountable.

RESOURCE | 19 January 2017

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

Report and accounts 2015-16

The Board of Directors present their report and audited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016.

RESOURCE | 22 December 2016

Making big cases small and small cases disappear: experiences of local justice in Myanmar

This joint Saferworld-ODI report documents the lowest, and most used, levels of dispute resolution in communities in two parts of Myanmar – Mon State and Yangon Region. Drawing on interviews and focus group discussions with 600 people, it sets out the common disputes, crimes and injustices that people speak of...

RESOURCE | 19 December 2016 - Will Bennett

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

Understandings of Justice in Myanmar 

The multitude of justice challenges confronting people in Myanmar means that there is significant scope for, and interest in, rule of law and access to justice programmes among both foreign and domestic actors. While attention to justice concerns is welcome, there is a danger of taking for granted that there...

RESOURCE | 18 December 2016

Myanmar's plural justice system

Understanding justice provision in Myanmar requires grappling with the universe of providers that people use to resolve disputes. There is no single justice provider with recognised authority to enforce the rule of law throughout Myanmar. Long-running political conflicts and plural power structures mean providers and systems are distinct in some...

RESOURCE | 18 December 2016

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