This brief on partnership approaches is part of a series called ‘Towards locally-led peacebuilding’ intended to highlight gaps in current policy and practice.
While global conflicts increase, the international peacebuilding community is increasingly recognising that locally-led activity is a key element to successful peacebuilding.
Drawing on 15 years’ experience partnering with grassroots organisations, this brief outlines what we mean when we talk about ‘local’, and why a radical shift is needed to remove barriers to local leadership.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has seen decades of violent conflict. Gold reserves have often been considered a driver of these conflicts. With over 160 armed groups active in eastern DRC, this is a widespread threat to peace in the region. Read more »
Twelve months ago, on August 15th, the Taliban declared that it had taken control of Afghanistan, two decades after the US-led invasion. Peace Direct published a statement at the time, in solidarity, and expressing our concern for women and youth peacebuilders at risk of reprisal. Read more »
Conflict often results in children missing out on education. 11 years of conflict in Syria has seen over 2.4 million children being forced out of school. Our partner Sawaad’na works to reintegrate children into education in Syria, providing them with the tools they need to achieve their dreams. Read more »