Publications

Strengthening community resilience to violence in DRC

The latest in our series of learning summaries, this summary highlights the main challenges, successes and lessons learned during a project to strengthen community resilience to violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project was implemented by our local partner Fondation Chirezi (FOCHI) who work on the Ruzizi plain in … Continued

Impact Report 2017

In 2017 we supported 22,393 people to live safer, more peaceful lives as a result of our work with local people building peace around the world. Read the highlights in our impact report.

Emergency Reintegration of Child Soldiers in DRC

The latest in our series of learning summaries, this summary highlights the main challenges, successes and lessons learned during an emergency project to rescue and reintegrate former child soldiers in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The territory of Lubero in the North Kivu region of DRC has for some time … Continued

Mali On The Brink: Local Voices for Peace

‘Mali On The Brink’ is the latest in our series of ‘Local Voices for Peace‘ reports, the aim of which is to raise the profile of civil society perspectives on peace and conflict. Mali is facing escalating violent conflict that has spread from the peripheral Sahel regions in the far northwest to the centre of … Continued

Le Mali à la croisée des chemins

‘Le Mali à la croisée des chemins’ est le dernier rapport de notre série ‘Local Voices for Peace‘, dont le but est de rendre plus visible les acteurs de la société civile et leurs perspectives de la paix et du conflit. Le Mali fait face à un conflit toujours plus violent, qui s’est répandu des … Continued

Idlib Lives: The untold story of heroes

Idlib Lives draws heavily on interviews held with Syrian humanitarian providers and civil society organisations currently based in Idlib who are engaged in significant and innovative programmes in the most challenging of circumstances. The report highlights their unique stories and sets out key recommendations for those in the international community who have capacity to support civil society in Idlib.

Women, Conflict and Peace: Learning from Kismayo

Peace Direct, the Life & Peace Institute and the Somali Women Solidarity Organization have produced a report following research conducted in Kismayo, a port city in the Jubaland region of Somalia, into the roles of women in conflict and building peace. The findings deepen our understanding of how Somali women play an instrumental role in the construction, prosecution and resolution of violent intra and … Continued

Atrocity Prevention and Peacebuilding

In November and December 2017 Peace Direct held a collaborative online consultation for experts and practitioners to discuss the nexus between atrocity prevention and peacebuilding, and to share their insight and experiences. Following the consultation, this report presents the analysis and recommendations from participants, and advocates for the recognition of the role that locally-led peacebuilding approaches … Continued

Aid Exits and Locally-led Development

The ways in which development programmes end, whether through a complete phase-out or a gradual hand-over to a local entity, has a significant impact on the success of a project. In order to better understand the multiple dynamics between international and local actors during aid exits and transitions, we held an online consultation that brought together 95 participants from over 40 countries to critically engage with discussions on: Power Dynamics in the Aid Sector, The Role of Local Actors and Capacity Building and Sustainability.