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.
31 March 2017: Local conflicts have a long history in Unity State, South Sudan, but so do local means of resolving them. Following five years of work supporting local peacebuilding in the Sudanese province of South Kordofan, Peace Direct commissioned a mapping of local peacebuilding capacities.
Local conflicts have a long history in Unity State, South Sudan, but so do local means of resolving them.
20 March 2017: While many resources have been dedicated to Countering Violent Extremism efforts, little attention has been paid to the role women play in the Boko Haram insurgency and responses to it in Nigeria, says Idayat Hassan.
The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), popularly referred to as Boko Haram, has been waging a war against the Nigerian state for the past seven years. The insurgency has claimed over twenty thousand lives, displaced over two million people, and destroyed billions of dollars’ worth of personal and public property.
13 March 2017: The promise of peace has led to many changes within Colombian society. The most recent is the increased activism of young people, who through technology are promoting local change and peacebuilding, says Lina Maria Jaramillo.
The promise of peace has caused a lot of changes in Colombian civil society. After the defeat suffered by peace promoters in the 2016 referendum, Colombia appears to be facing a wave of citizen mobilisation from a civil society historically understood as an apathetic one.
Call for expressions of interest: Local project evaluators and researchers sought for Somalia, DRC, Burundi, Sudan, Pakistan, and The Philippines