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We challenge the gender norms that cause and perpetuate conflict and insecurity


We work to ensure that peacebuilding processes and governance systems are inclusive and legitimate

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We put people first, supporting change that empowers local communities to take action and influence decision-making

Conflict sensitivity

We promote a conflict-sensitive approach to ensure aid promotes peace and does not reinforce conflict dynamics


We believe in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity

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Street art for peace in Yemen


A video by Oscar-winning filmmaker AbduRahman Hussain introduces Yemeni street artist Murad Subay, who uses art to inspire collective action to build peace.

Gender and community security

The gendered nature of insecurity, and therefore of efforts to promote security and build peace, is now widely recognised. Despite inconsistent implementation, promoting gender-sensitive approaches to security provision has become part of the peacebuilding canon.

RESOURCE | 20 June 2016 - Hannah Wright, Julie Brethfeld, Zarina Khan

The 2030 agenda: Supporting a more peaceful, just and inclusive society in Kenya

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has great potential to support Kenyan efforts to create a more peaceful, just and inclusive society. Its holistic vision of peace provides a comprehensive framework for addressing the various drivers of conflict and violence which have long undermined Kenya’s development progress.

RESOURCE | 20 June 2016

Saferworld’s contribution to achieving the Arms Trade Treaty – 20 years of work

On 2 April 2013 a large majority of states voted in favour of United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/67/234B to adopt the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).  The agreement of a global instrument like the ATT is a goal that Saferworld has been working for since the 1990s, and the adoption...

RESOURCE | 13 June 2016

Transitional policing in South Sudan’s peace agreement: Joint Integrated Police

The formation of a new Joint Integrated Police (JIP) unit – mandated by South Sudan’s August 2015 peace agreement – is now well under way. The unit, which is charged with providing security in some of the most fragile locations in the country, has a potential role to play in...

RESOURCE | 1 June 2016

Justice mechanisms and conflict dynamics in Nepal: Local perceptions and impacts

People in Nepal rely on a wide range of formal and informal justice systems to resolve their disputes. Informal justice mechanisms – in their varying forms – often pre-date formal mechanisms by hundreds of years and remain the preferred method of dispute resolution for the majority of Nepalis. This is largely due...

RESOURCE | 30 May 2016 - LaChelle Amos, Ashim Pandey, Ramesh Shrestha, Surya Kumari Bishwokarma, Ella Nation Tellery

Bangladesh and the 2030 Agenda: Targets for a more peaceful, just, and inclusive society

Despite significant economic progress over the last 15 years and achievements in areas such as poverty alleviation, health and education, Bangladesh still faces a number of developmental challenges related to violence, lack of access to justice, and limited citizen inclusion in decision-making processes.

RESOURCE | 17 May 2016 - Jon Rose

Forging Jubaland: Community perspectives on federalism, governance and reconciliation

In 2012 Somalia began a process of federalisation as a mechanism for statebuilding and ultimately stabilisation. Previous political processes have elicited limited success and have frequently been critiqued as elite-driven and divorced from popular needs. This research and its associated recommendations are an attempt to re-focus attention onto Somali citizens...

RESOURCE | 22 April 2016 - Joanne Crouch, Oliver Chevreau

Justice and peace blog series

This series of blogs explores ways to include a much broader array of actors in the process of building peace and justice.

Our strategy

Read Saferworld's 2014-17 strategy to put people at the centre of peace and security responses.


2030 Agenda

A strong commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda is necessary in order for the new framework to help prevent violence and insecurity.

Protect civilians project: Armenia-Azerbaijan