Despite growing evidence of the critical role that local people and organisations play in tackling violence and building sustainable peace, only a small fraction of total funding for peacebuilding supports local organisations.
This report summarises the findings of a research undertaken by Peace Direct and the Peace and Security Funders Group to highlight best practices when funding local groups and to articulate limitations and challenges.
We are pleased that the Malian election results have been announced without significant unrest. However, with deadly attacks in the run-up to polling day, low turn out being blamed on security concerns, and accusations of electoral fraud, peace and good governance must be a central priority for Keita’s government. Read more »
After violence in her hometown of Marawi, Fatima was forced to flee her home, was separated from her children, and faced an uncertain future. She now lives in a camp set up by local organisation KI. Away from the fear of violence, she works in the camp garden, and dreams of sending her children back to school. Read more »
Khadija was born in Kismayo, Somalia. Her story and her experienceof the Somali civil war helps us to understand the instrumental role played by women in the construction, prosecution and resolution of violent intra and inter-clan conflict. Her story is one of honesty and bravery. Read more »