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The UK Integrated Review: The gap between the Review and reality on conflict prevention
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The UK Integrated Review: The gap between the Review and reality on conflict prevention

The UK Government has finally launched its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy which will determine the UK’s strategy across these three areas for the next decade. While headlines and commentators pour over its contents and implications, Lewis Brooks and Abigail Watson look at what it says and what it means for UK support to conflict prevention.

18 March 2021
 How can Member States improve the UN’s Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy?
Blog

How can Member States improve the UN’s Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy?

The United Nations secretary-general made public last week his report on the Activities of the United Nations system in implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. This marks the start of three months of negotiations over an updated UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. Many hoped the secretary-general’s report would offer a robust call for much-needed changes.

9 March 2021
Miles to go before we sleep: the fight for women’s rights cannot falter now
Blog

Miles to go before we sleep: the fight for women’s rights cannot falter now

International Women’s Day is a good day to reflect on the fact that there’s no time to rest when it comes to the struggle for gender equality. We are seeing the biggest regression on women’s rights we have seen in decades. Our energy, voices and actions are needed more now than ever before.

8 March 2021
Statement on Myanmar
News & events

Statement on Myanmar

Saferworld stands with civil society and conflict-affected communities in their pursuit of democracy and joins with others in calling for the release of Myanmar's Civil Disobedience Movement activists, including journalists, human rights defenders, students and elected civilian government leaders.

4 March 2021
Warpod podcast launch at Saferworld
News & events

Warpod podcast launch at Saferworld

We are excited to announce that the Warpod podcast has joined Saferworld. Warpod is a monthly podcast featuring leading voices who discuss the long-term risks and challenges of contemporary conflict.    

19 February 2021
How not to lose in the Sahel
Blog

How not to lose in the Sahel

In this blog, our Senior Conflict Policy Adviser Louisa Waugh writes of the weaknesses of current military interventions, and what can be done to support Sahelian communities deciding their own futures.

28 January 2021
Women’s rights and participation in Somalia’s 2021 elections
Blog

Women’s rights and participation in Somalia’s 2021 elections

On the final day of the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV), we turn the spotlight on how women’s rights organisations (WROs) in Somalia are working towards meaningful participation and women’s rights in the context of upcoming elections in 2021.

10 December 2020