The U.S. government passed the Global Fragility Act in 2019, directing U.S. agencies to create a Global Fragility Strategy to assist conflict-affected countries.
The law mandates that the U.S. government create this strategy in consultation with local civil society and national and local governments, among other partners.
Peace Direct and the Alliance for Peacebuilding recently hosted a virtual consultation with local peacebuilders from around the world. The consultation took place on Platform4Dialogue, an online discussion platform created by Peace Direct.
More than 140 participants from 39 countries shared how the U.S. government can best engage local partners, overcome barriers to engagement, and support local peacebuilders in building long-term peace. Read our report to learn the key findings and recommendations:
Since the onset of the global pandemic, we have been supporting local peacebuilding groups to take their work online using technological tools. 233 grants were awarded as part of a Digital Inclusion Fund. This International Women's Day, we celebrate how women have kept their work going this year. Read more »
Despite the impact COVID-19 poses to civil society and our collective ability to respond to conflict, we are resolute in continuing support for those communities around the world who are most affected. Read more »
The Foundation for Integrated Rural Development (FIRD) is a women-led organization based in Northern Uganda. They work to prevent violence against women and children, improve community life, and promote greater respect for human rights. Read more »