The UN Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has affirmed that the post-2015 development framework should include a Goal 16 to:
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Research tells us that socially constructed gender norms which associate masculinity with power, violence and control can play a role in driving conflict and insecurity.
Six years after the guns fell silent, and months into the second iteration of the Peace, Recovery and Development Programme (PRDP), the question of whether northern Uganda is truly at peace remains unanswered in many people’s minds.
GPPi, InterAction and Saferworld release civil society recommendations on security and development
The Global Public Policy Institute, together with InterAction and Saferworld, released a set of recommendations for the European Union and the United States on improving development cooperation in fragile and conflict-affected states.
Saferworld has been working on and in Sudan and South Sudan since 2008, including on issues of community security, small arms control, and conflict-sensitive development. Since 2012, we have implemented a Netherlands-funded Community Security Programme, through eight local Civil Society Partners, now in eight locations across seven states (Central, Western, and Eastern Equatoria, Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, and Lakes).