In this opinion piece, Dr. Bruce W. Dayton assesses the state of peacebuilding around the world and the roadblocks that peacebuilders have faced over the last quarter century. Far from seeing these challenges as insurmountable, he puts forward strategies to address past failures, to grasp new global realities, and to ultimately make peacebuilding practice more sustainable, relevant and equitable. Read more »
There has been a rise in violence in Kashmir, amid claims of a growing acceptance of these killings in the pubic psyche. This article seeks to shed light on the roots of the violence, one of which stems from an increase in recruitment of young people into militant groups. The author describes young people in Kashmir as a tinder box, with the potential both for violence, and for sparking movements to peace. Their actions carry the possibility of provoking conflict, but also the means to turn against it. Read more »
As the peacebuilding sector continues its powerful upswing, gaining visibility and chutzpah internationally, the techniques and tools used by peacebuilders to craft and build it have continued to grow more and more diverse. As a case in point, the increased use of art to establish and strengthen conflict prevention mechanisms have seen increased success. Read more »
Background on the conflict and peacebuilding efforts in 20 regions around the world.
Peace Insight features information on peacebuilding and peacebuilding organisations around the world. Click below for introductions, resource guides and profiles of peacebuilding organisations working in a selection of different thematic areas.