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South Sudanese civil society visit to China: a plea for action
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South Sudanese civil society visit to China: a plea for action

Following a recent visit of South Sudanese civil society to Beijing, Zhang Hui and Chloë Gotterson reflect on the principal message from the delegation to Chinese officials: that China can, and should, play a more proactive role in supporting peace in South Sudan.

22 March 2016
Integrating gender in community security
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Integrating gender in community security

Gender norms and relations play a substantive role in conflict and peace dynamics, so a strong gender perspective must be an integral part of community security projects. Julie Brethfeld, Saferworld’s Conflict and Security Adviser, explains how Saferworld’s community security approach creates spaces where diverse gender groups feel able to express their security concerns, and can eventually take measures to address and prevent gender-based violence and change gender norms.

27 January 2015
Improving local security through better police-community relations
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Improving local security through better police-community relations

In Bangladesh, Nepal, South Sudan, and Tajikistan, Saferworld has established community security programmes that focus on building trusting relationships between communities and security providers. Kloe Tricot O'Farrell highlights how this approach is enabling them to address together the causes, consequences, and risks of conflict and insecurity, and find solutions to strengthen the conditions for sustainable peace.

23 October 2014