Publications

Impact Report 2018

Working with inspiring individuals and communities at the centre of peacebuilding efforts from Somalia to Syria, in 2018 we supported almost 24,000 people to turn away from violence and build peace from the ground up.

Agriculture, community mobilisation and peacebuilding in Eastern DRC

The latest in our series of learning summaries, this summary highlights the main challenges, successes and lessons learned during a project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to provide livelihood support to communities affected by conflict. Our partners the Centre Résolution Conflits works to help war-affected communities rebuild and become more resilient. Their work … Continued

Local peacebuilding: What works and why

This report, a collaboration between Peace Direct and the Alliance for Peacebuilding, explores the effectiveness of local peacebuilding, sharing real and impactful initiatives from around the world. ‘What works and why’ argues that more support for local peacebuilding is needed, and highlights examples of effective local initiatives in support of this claim. To counter the … Continued

Youth and Peacebuilding

Young peacebuilders around the world are charting creative and innovative ways to assert their voices, thus contributing to shaping an inclusive culture for diverse youth constituencies in peacebuilding processes. Drawing on a three-day online consultation organised by Peace Direct and United Network of Young (UNOY) Peacebuilders in April 2019 with local peacebuilders from across the world, this report shares key insights and policy recommendations to enhance youth inclusion in … Continued

Opportunities for Peace in Kismayo, Somalia

‘Opportunities for Peace in Kismayo, Somalia, 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. This report presents the findings of Peace Direct’s first Peace Exchange workshop in Kismayo, a practioner-led conflict analysis workshop bringing together 24 representatives from grassroots peacebuilding organisations from within Kismayo.

Research brief: Women, conflict and peace – Learning from Kismayo, Somalia

Women play many roles in war and peace. Traditionally women have primarily been seen as victims of war. In many cases, women have also played a critical leadership role in preventing violence and building peace. Less attention has been given to understanding the ways in which women may contribute to cycles of conflict. In the … Continued

Livelihood support and peacebuilding in Somalia

The latest in our series of learning summaries highlights the main challenges, successes and lessons learned during a ‘livelihood support and peacebuilding’ project conducted in Kismayo, Somalia. Two decades of protracted armed conflict in Somalia have had significant repercussions on the country, weakening institutions and state structures and exacerbating poverty and youth unemployment. This project … Continued

Réinsertion d’urgence de 100 enfants soldats en RDC

Ce résumé d’apprentissage met en lumière les principaux défis, succès et enseignements tirés d’un projet d’urgence mis en œuvre pour sauver et réinsérer des enfants soldats dans la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Le territoire de Lubero, dans le Nord-Kivu, est le théâtre de violences et de combats brutaux ; c’est un terreau fertile où … Continued

Renforcer la résilience des communautés face à la violence en RDC

Ce résumé d’apprentissage met en lumière les principaux défis, succès et ens eignements du projet de renforcement de la résilience des communautés face à la violenc e dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Le projet a été mis en œuvre par la FOCHI qui est présente dans la plaine d e Ruzizi, dans … Continued

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