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We think it is time to recognise the extraordinary impact of peacebuilders who have worked hard to bring their societies out of violent conflict and into peace, work that is as vital as ever. More than that, we think it is vital that people have the language to understand the concept of peacebuilding, so that we can all focus on ending violent conflict in the long term by really addressing the reasons why people fight.
Peacebuilding (also seen peace-building, peace building)
noun | /pēs bildiNG/ [pees bil-ding]
Throughout history, peacebuilders have made peace a reality amid devastating violence. Peacebuilders in Rwanda worked together to overcome a genocide and bring together perpetrators and survivors of violence to learn how to live side by side in their communities. Peacebuilders in Northern Ireland brought peace to a country that had suffered violence for generations. Peacebuilders in Yemen, Syria, DRC all are working hard to resolve conflict without violence and find a way to build long-term peace. Find out more about the work of local peacebuilders here.