Atrocities & Conflict Prevention

UPDATE: Building Peace Authors Share Struggles and Successes of Fighting Ebola in The Guardian

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Author: | Date: October 2014

(Photo Credit: Purdue Peace Project) We are pleased to announce two Building Peace authors have been published in The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network on October 15, 2014. The article, titled “Ebola and […]

Environmental Peacebuilding: Constructing a More Durable Peace

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Author: , | Date: August 2014

Natural resources are one of a country’s most critical assets for peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery. Land, forests, minerals, oil, water, and other resources are the foundations for rebuilding livelihoods and […]

Tailored Technology for Peace

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Author: | Date: July 2014

It is 7pm and darkness has settled on the small town of Eyl on the Somali coast. Benefiting from the complete absence of light pollution, the starry African sky unfolds […]

Finding Peace for Men in the DRC

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Author: | Date: March 2014

The eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is sometimes called the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman. In reality, it is an equally dangerous place […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

The World As It Is and the World As It Should Be: Interview with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

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Author: | Date: September 2013

Alliance for Peacebuilding president and chief executive officer Melanie Greenberg interviewed Mr. Eliasson in June 2013 at the UN headquarters in New York about his experiences with conflict prevention over […]

Playing Fair: Using Sports to Avoid Conflict in Nigeria

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Author: | Date: September 2013

In May 2004, I survived a violent riot in Kano, a city in northern Nigeria. Young men swarmed through the streets of my neighborhood, burning and destroying randomly in retaliation […]