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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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A closer look at Secretary Rex Tillerson and his foreign policy perspective

Ursala Knudsen-Latta examines recent statements from US Secretary Rex Tillerson for insight into his foreign policy perspective

BLOG | 13 February 2017 - Ursala Knudsen-Latta

Four questions for democratisation in Somalia

Somalia has elected new president Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in an indirect selection process. Work towards one-person-one-vote elections must begin right away.

COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 9 February 2017 - Oliver Chevreau, Ali Aden Abdi

‘Strength through peace – not peace through strength’: a reaction to Trump’s America First foreign policy

David Alpher looks at the new US administration's foreign policy and outlines how President Trump could more effectively promote peace and security abroad

BLOG | 7 February 2017 - David Alpher

Working together for peaceful elections in Kenya 2017

In July 2016, Saferworld initiated a project to promote freer, fairer and more peaceful elections in Kenya in 2017. The project will connect local, county and national actors across five Kenyan counties - Isiolo, Marsabit, Migori, Trans Nzoia, and Uasin Gishu. Saferworld and their local partners support communities to resolve...

RESOURCE | 1 February 2017

Developing controls on international transfers of arms and dual-use goods: workshop summary report

This report summarises discussions which took place during 13-15 December 2016 at a Technical Expert Working Group (TEWG) on dual-use trade controls workshop in Beijing, China. The workshop was hosted by the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC) and Saferworld.

RESOURCE | 31 January 2017

We won’t wait: as war ravages Yemen, its women strive to build peace

Conflict in Yemen has left thousands dead, millions homeless or hungry, and an economy in ruins. But hopes for peace talks are fading and a new approach is needed. Women and girls are particularly affected by the conflict and have a crucial role to play in building peace at the...

RESOURCE | 30 January 2017

‘Privilege violence’: why polarised democracies yield violence

Where wealth and power is concentrated, security institutions may be instrumentalised to protect the economic and political elite at the expense of wider security and rule of law. Dr Rachel Kleinfeld calls this type of violence Privilege Violence, because it stems not from a state that is weak – but from a power structure that enables violence...

BLOG | 30 January 2017 - Dr Rachel Kleinfeld

Saferworld in Nepal

The 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement ended a decade-long conflict in Nepal. The final formal component of this process was a new constitution, promulgated in September 2015. While welcomed by many, some provisions led to protests, particularly in areas already affected by conflict and fragility. The new constitution ushers in a...

RESOURCE | 26 January 2017

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