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01 Oct 2018 description

Conducting research to improve conflict prevention and peacebuilding programmes comes with its share of challenges. Ilona Howard, consortium manager for the Peace Research Partnership (PRP), outlines some of the ethical and practical challenges researchers face and what we can do to address them.

You’ve probably experienced this – you answer your phone and a pre-recorded voice asks for your views on a recent purchase or customer ‘interaction’. If you decide to call them back, you may do so without ever knowing what will happen with the information you provide.

24 Feb 2016 description

This report captures the main experiences and findings of the Capacities for Peace project. Implemented by Conciliation Resources and Saferworld, the project worked with local actors to enhance the effectiveness of early warning and early action in 32 conflict-affected countries.


03 Apr 2015 description
report Saferworld

1. Introduction

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.

31 Oct 2014 description
report Saferworld


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.

20 May 2014 description

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.

04 Feb 2014 description

In this paper, Conciliation Resources and Saferworld set out a vision for including gender, violence and peace in the post-2015 framework.

A gender, violence and peace approach to post-2015 includes but also goes beyond a focus on women’s empowerment. Inter alia, it means paying attention to the links between gender and violence and prioritising inclusive decision-making.

19 Sep 2012 description
report Saferworld


The concept of ‘upstream conflict prevention’ has gained increasing currency among the development, diplomatic and defence communities. This briefing outlines the key elements of this approach.

30 Mar 2012 description

This report presents key messages and findings from the People’s Peacemaking Perspectives [PPP] project. They are relevant not only to European Union [EU] actors working in or on conflict-affected and fragile states and the peacebuilding community, but to anyone who recognises the importance of conflict analysis and is striving to do – and use – it more effectively.

01 Feb 2009 description
report Saferworld

This Biting the Bullet Report examines issues and priorities for improving national controls and regional and international co-operation to prevent and reduce diversion of authorised SALW transfers and holdings. Preventing and reducing diversion of SALW is a major priority for efforts to tackle SALW proliferation and misuse.