05 May 2017: Fears are growing that a key Yemeni port will soon be targeted as part of the conflict in Yemen. Peace Direct’s Local Peacebuilding Expert provides their update on the war and its consequences on the Arabian peninsula.
26 April 2017: A year into the Truth Commissions process, changing governments and resistance from top-ranking officials continues to frustrate the path to peace. Peace Direct's Nepal Local Peacebuilding Expert, Ambika Pokhrel, asks whether justice will prevail.
Besides registering cases in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP), there were two major events in 2016 that affected transitional justice in Nepal.
21 April 2017: Insight on Conflict’s Bangladesh Local Peacebuilding Expert and Sumaya Imam Shuhcita say that to solve women’s problems in Bangladesh, women must be involved.
The word ‘peacebuilding’ sounds masculine: the sector deals with extremism, social upheaval, societal violence and instability. But in reality, the sector is universal, and transcends walls of gender discrimination and sexual orientation. This should be obvious: conflict and insecurity can affect anyone, irrespective of gender and race.
For decades, communities living in South and West Kordofan have been caught up in an increasingly complex web of violence. Most recently this has been between the government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), as well as between communities and groups that are allied to one or more parties to the conflict.
03 April 2017: Peace Direct’s Local Peacebuilding Expert in Yemen spoke to local peace workers for an update on he conflict in their country.
There is a group of extraordinary young men and women in northern Yemen. They are in very isolated, tribal areas, in Saadah Governorate. A few years back, before the current war started, they decided to serve their community, and established Al-Shefa’a Foundation for Social Development. The area was undeveloped and lacking many basic services and infrastructure.
Call for expressions of interest: Local project evaluators and researchers sought for Somalia, DRC, Burundi, Sudan, Pakistan, and The Philippines