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A New Approach to Gender in Peacebuilding

Author: | Date: May 2014

International Alert’s new report, Re-thinking Gender in Peacebuilding, published in March 2014, calls for a more nuanced understanding of the role gender plays in peacebuilding. Re-thinking Gender in Peacebuilding highlights […]

It’s Time to Change the Narrative on Women and Security

Author: , | Date: March 2014

This year, the United Nations declared “inspiring change” as the theme of its activities for International Women’s Day (March 8) in order to commemorate the evolving role of women globally.  […]

Women Peacebuilders Reflect, Connect, and Act

Author: | Date: March 2014

Why is the inclusion of women in decision-making around peace and security issues so important? Here are the cold, hard facts: • The single best predictor of a state’s level […]

2013: A Year of New Beginnings

Author: | Date: January 2014

At the end of each year, we tend to reflect on what the last year held for us. Perhaps we started a new job, made a few new discoveries, or […]

Film Review: Sweet Dreams

Author: | Date: November 2013

Sweet Dreams is a new documentary by Directors Lisa and Rob Fruchtman. The film, set in post-conflict Rwanda, is a narrative about economic development, social and cultural change, and women’s […]

Civil Society in Syria: A Milestone for Sustainable Peace

Author: | Date: September 2013

Sustainable peace in Syria cannot be achieved without the engagement of civil society in generating solutions for the problems threatening to tear up the country today. Civil society must also […]

Developing New Cooperative Tools for Post-Conflict Transformation

Author: | Date: August 2013

The second issue of Building Peace, slated for release in late September, will focus on conflict prevention. We would like to give you a preview of what will be in […]

SMS for Peace: Preventing Electoral Violence in Kenya with Mobile Phones

Author: | Date: July 2013

In 2007-8, post-election violence in Kenya spread throughout the country, claimed the lives of over 1,000 individuals, and displaced hundreds of thousands. Election-related violence had happened before in Kenya, but […]

Watch Group Advocates the Primacy of Civil Authority in Rebuilding Mali’s Security Sector

Author: | Date: June 2013

A highly influential group of foreign policy, civil-military, peacebuilding, and country and cultural experts –  including Malians of various walks of life – has identified  the primacy of civil authority […]

WATCH: Building Peace Launch with Hon. Ambassador Keita of Mali at U.S. Institute of Peace

Date: June 2013

The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) successfully launched Building Peace: A Forum for Peace and Security in the 21st Century on April 16th, 2013 at the second day of AfP’s Annual Conference, […]