Humanity on the move: the global refugee crisis

By Kevin McCann: Peace Direct's Local Peacebuilding Experts come together to discuss key issues in a new series of reports. In the second edition, they look at the problems refugees and IDPs face around the world. Read more »

Using puppets to foster peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Alizée Gau: Prejudice among schoolchildren in Bosnia and Herzegovina may be even greater now than before the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. Alizée Gau reports. Read more »

No justice, no peace without local organisations: lessons from the first African Truth and Reconciliation Commission Conference

By Jean de Dieu Basabose: Truth and Reconciliation Commissions have an increasingly important role in securing peace across many African countries. Jean de Dieu Basabose draws out insights from a gathering of practitioners, academics and policymakers and asks: what part can local organisations play in transitional justice? Read more »

Building peace through border control in Puntland, Somalia

By Osman Nuur: In response to escalating regional violence, the Puntland administration has tightened its borders and imposed a ban on trucks. What does this mean for the local economy? What does this mean for peace and stability in northern Somalia? Osman Nur explores. Read more »

Cote d'Ivoire youth find political voice through storytelling

By Virginie Ladischand Joanna Rice: Virginie Ladisch and Joanna Rice look at the work of youth organisations building trust in society in Cote d'Ivoire. Read more »

Trump in the White House: where next for the President and peacebuilding?

By Kevin McCann: Donald Trump has been elected as the new American president. Before the results came in, we asked our Local Peacebuilding Experts what they wanted to see from the incoming administration. Read more »

Doors of dialogue and windows of mind: conflict and deadlock in Kashmir - part two

By Ashima Kaul: More than three months since violence broke out in Kashmir over the death of militant leader Burhan Wani, the situation remains grim. Schools are shut, hundreds have been arrested and the government response has increased feelings of separation and anger. Read more »

Doors of dialogue and windows of mind: conflict and deadlock in Kashmir - part one

By Ashima Kaul: More than three months since violence broke out in Kashmir over the death of militant leader Burhan Wani, the situation remains grim. Schools are shut, hundreds have been arrested and an aggressive government response has increased feelings of separation and anger. Read more »

A pillar of prevention: the role of civil society in atrocity prevention

By Bridget Moix: A new report released this week in Washington, DC, affirms the critical role that local civil society plays in helping prevent, respond, and recover from mass violence. It urges the next US President and Congress to increase support for their efforts. Read more »

November 2016

By Monthly Newsletter: This month’s Insight on Conflict newsletter features articles on reconciliation, community resilience to violent extremism, and more. Read more »