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Increasing access to employment for young people in Gok-Machar, South Sudan
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Increasing access to employment for young people in Gok-Machar, South Sudan

In Gok-Machar, unemployment is a huge problem that can force some young people into illegal means to earn money, impacting people’s security and safety. To address this issue, we worked together with the Community Initiative for Partnership and Development and the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei to increase work opportunities for young people.

16 February 2021
Women take the lead: resolving a 30-year conflict in Yemen
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Women take the lead: resolving a 30-year conflict in Yemen

In 2020, we supported the National Organisation for Community Development (NODS) to work with communities in Taiz, Yemen to end a 30-year conflict over water distribution. We look at this historic achievement led by women in Sabr al-Mawadem district.

4 February 2021
“Living in Gudele Block 9 was a nightmare”: people and police working together for Juba's security
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“Living in Gudele Block 9 was a nightmare”: people and police working together for Juba's security

The conflict that erupted in Juba, South Sudan in July 2016 had devastating effects on people’s lives - especially their sense of peace and security. Four years since the conflict, there was still no functioning police station in Juba’s Gudele Block 9, adding to the insecurity. Reopening a police station has helped communities in the area restore peace and security among many residents.

14 December 2020
Creating something new: Aswar Initiative for Peace and Development
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Creating something new: Aswar Initiative for Peace and Development

Meet Aida Muhammad Ahmad Sultan, an activist and organiser in Taiz, Yemen, who after joining a peacebuilding project in her neighbourhood went on to create a new collective, Aswar Initiative for Peace and Development, inspired by the changes she saw.

30 September 2020
Stories from Rudaki counselling centre
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Stories from Rudaki counselling centre

Women and youth in Rudaki district, Tajikistan face many challenges and threats to their security – including violence at home. As part of Saferworld and our partner Jahon’s support to community policing partnership teams, we have provided a small grant for the team in Rudaki to open a psychological and legal counselling centre. This centre will help in addressing domestic violence issues in the community and preventing further conflict from happening.

8 September 2020
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"They stand for justice": communities in action in Baidoa

The city of Baidoa in south-west Somalia has experienced significant instability and change over the last 30 years. We spoke to community members in Baidoa about their experiences and the work they are doing to rebuild a fractured society and create sustainable peace. 

22 July 2020