After almost a decade of delays that stalled Lebanon's political process, parliamentary elections held next month will be a watershed moment for women and youth who seek to have their voices heard. But will it be enough to shake up Lebanon's corrupt and male-dominated political system? Read more »

25 April 2018

The passage of the dual resolutions on peacebuilding and sustaining peace two years ago indicated a commitment by member states to building and sustaining peace. Central to the goal of sustaining peace is the recognition that in order for peacebuilding to be effective, it must be locally owned and informed through people-centered approaches. Read more »

When it comes to conflict and post-conflict environments, passing on information to the population based on what is needed by those who experience the crisis is a vital and yet challenging task for aid organisations. This approach, which is increasingly being adopted in humanitarian work, asks us to re-think ‘communication’ and to expand our view on what we regard as ‘media’. Read more »

19 April 2018


May 2018

This month’s Peace Insight newsletter features resources on women and conflict in Somalia, Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and more. Read more »

21 May 2018

Call for research participants: How do "small things" matter in "big conflicts?"

A call for peacebuilding organisations to participate in research on how "small things" matter in "big conflicts" Read more »

17 May 2018

Peace Dispatch: April 2018

In this month's edition, Local Peacebuilding Experts from Yemen, Syria, Sierra Leone, Niger and Nepal provide their latest analysis of conflict in their areas - and what it means for peacebuilders. Read more »

10 April 2018

Atrocity Prevention and Peacebuilding

Peace Direct's latest report presents the analysis and recommendations of atrocity prevention and peacebuilding from experts and practitioners from across the globe, and advocates for the recognition of the critical role that local civil society and locally-led peacebuilding approaches play in preventing and stopping atrocities. Read more »

06 April 2018

April 2018

This month’s Peace Insight newsletter features resources on practical peacebuilding tools, atrocity prevention, and more. Read more »

06 April 2018

Appel à candidatures pour le 'Peace Exchange Mali'

Peace Direct cherche des candidatures d'organisations intéressées à prendre part dans le Peace Exchange Mali qui aura lieu du 8 au 10 mai 2018 à Bamako. Read more »

05 April 2018

How the United Nations Can Harness 'People Power'

The United Nations has acknowledged that a vital element in peacebuilding is nonviolent, grassroots movements that can prevent violent conflict by providing ways for people to constructively address grievances, seek rights and advance justice. This collective action, by broad coalitions rooted in their communities, achieves success primarily through their size and diversity—that is, their inclusiveness. Read more »

Peace Media’s Digital Disconnect

Peacebuilders have long tried to bring peacebuilding out of the shadows and into the light, but it remains poorly seen and poorly understood. Why is that and what can they learn? Read more »

07 March 2018

Introducing 'Peace Dispatch'

Today, Peace Insight launches a brand new tool and exciting feature: Peace Dispatch provides real time analysis on instances of violence as they happen. Peace Dispatch is a unique new feature, mapping live incidences of violence and peacebuilding initiatives. It brings together instances of violent outbreaks alongside instances of local peacebuilding, showing exactly what is being done to halt violence and build peace in the aftermath. Read more »

06 March 2018

Tsvangirai’s death brings new hope for Zimbabwean civil society

The death of Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's long-time opposition leader, has left Zimbabwean civil society in limbo - and his party now has to manage a precarious leadership transition ahead of landmark presidential elections. Read more »

28 February 2018