Peacebuilding and digital technologies, scheduled for 17 – 19 March, will be a global conversation between practitioners and peacebuilders to explore both the impact technology is having on conflict dynamics and the effective and ethical use of digital technologies for peacebuilding. Lire plus »

06 Février 2020

Civilians in northern Syria continue to be under siege, facing constant bombardments and a series of offensives that have killed and displaced thousands. Stuck in the middle of a proxy war between large regional players, civilians in northern Syria have been abandoned by the international community who has failed to put an end to the suffering of the Syrian people. Lire plus »

03 Février 2020

Binalakshmi Nepram is working tirelessly in the United States to spread the word about a long-simmering conflict in India's Northeastern region of Manipur. There, an insurgency has led to a military crackdown and the killing or disappearance of thousands of residents by state and non-state actors. Lire plus »

27 Janvier 2020

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Voices from the Frontlines: Iraqis are 'just wishing for a better life'

Noor Ghazi was born and raised in Iraq's capital Baghdad. In 2003, after Saddam Hussein was removed from power, her family left for Syria with hopes to soon return. But fighting in Iraq continued and life in Syria brought its own challenges, so Ghazi and her family traveled to the U.S. as refugees in 2008 when she was 18 years old. In a recent phone conversation, she shared her story and her belief in the power of education to create a more peaceful world. Lire plus »

16 Janvier 2020

Travels across Kashmir and Ladakh: a frank perspective

On August 5th 2019, the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill revoked Article 370 and 35A, splitting the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Ashima Kaul, our Kashmir Local Peacebuilding Expert, travelled to Ladakh to interview local peacebuilders on how this has affected their community. Lire plus »

13 Janvier 2020

Voices from the Frontlines: Quilt in Bogotá spreads hope in Colombia

Yolanda Perea Mosquera and other women’s rights advocates in Colombia are sewing a colorful quilt. They plan to spread it out over the central square in the capital Bogotá in late November. Their message: “cover me with your hope.” Lire plus »

23 Octobre 2019

Imperatives of Women’s Inclusion in the Afghanistan Peace Process

In this blog post, peace activist Malalai Habibi discusses women's inclusion in the Afghanistan peace process. She calls for action that paves the way for more participation from people from all walks of life in the peace process, to steer the country country towards a peaceful and inclusive future. Lire plus »

16 Août 2019

Six attitudes Colombian peacebuilders should replicate

Peacebuilding in Colombia has a long history, and not all efforts in this field are linked to the current peace implementation process. One of our local peacebuilding experts shares six ways that civil society is enhancing peacebuilding. She hopes that this will help other grassroots actors learn about the attitudes and tools required to lead the country to sustainable peace, thinking of a long-term process and sustainable results that start from the local level. Lire plus »

30 Juillet 2019

India’s Hidden War

The Adivasis, a marginalised indigenous community in India, have long been persecuted in a deadly conflict that has ravaged their homeland and displaced thousands. To address this, a citizen journalism network, CGNet, organised The Festival of Gods, a gathering where the Adivasis can tell their stories and find support to formally resettle after being evicted from their ancestral homes. Lire plus »

26 Juillet 2019

Local peacebuilding: What works and why

This report, a collaboration between Peace Direct and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, explores the effectiveness of local peacebuilding, sharing real and impactful initiatives from around the world. Lire plus »

West African Zones of Peace and Local Peacebuilding Initiatives

Peacebuilding is usually associated with activities undertaken once the fighting has stopped to heal the wounds of war, rebuild a more just socio-political order, and prevent a relapse into violent conflict. This guest post discusses the less adequately explored are the ways in which peacebuilding activities can be undertaken during armed conflict to prevent violence or protect civilians. Lire plus »

15 Juillet 2019

Youth and Peacebuilding

Young peacebuilders around the world are charting creative and innovative ways to assert their voices, thus contributing to shaping an inclusive culture for diverse youth constituencies in peacebuilding processes. Our 'Youth and Peacebuilding' report produced by UNOY is the latest in our 'Local Voices for Peace' series. Lire plus »

05 Juillet 2019

Opportunities for Peace in Kismayo, Somalia

‘Opportunities for Peace in Kismayo, Somalia, is the latest in our series of ‘Local Voices for Peace’ reports, the aim of which is to raise the profile of civil society perspectives on peace and conflict. Lire plus »

20 Mai 2019