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 »

Heroes and victims: social perceptions and peacebuilding

By Andrea Pabstand Markus Bayer: Feeling like a hero or victim can lead to feelings of entitlement, and drive social processes in post-conflict societies. In the first of a two-part series, Andrea Pabst and Markus Bayer discuss how this has affected Namibia. Read more »

Shaky peace in South Sudan as Unity Government struggles to take shape

By Gloria Laker Aciro: Fighting continues in South Sudan and more people flee every day. Gloria Laker Aciro questions the peace agreement and asks: what can be done to build a true peace for the country? Read more »

Human rights in Ivory Coast: a progress check

By Daniel Ozoukou: Daniel Ozoukou speaks to Abraham Denis Yaurobat, President of Ivorian human rights organisation APDH-CI. Read more »

Colombia’s peace plebiscite: the ‘Yes’ movement

By Lina María Jaramillo: On 2 October 2016, peace agreements worked out through years of negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC guerilla group will be endorsed or rejected through a public vote. Read more »

The Rohingya crisis: a view from Bangladesh

By Bangladesh Peacebuilding Expertand Fazle Elahi: Fazle Elahi and Insight on Conflict’s Bangladesh Local Peacebuilding Expert discuss the situation of the Rohingya in Bangladesh. Read more »

September 2016

By Monthly Newsletter: This month’s Insight on Conflict newsletter features articles on dialogue in atrocity prevention, M&E for arts-based peacebuilding, and more. Read more »

Kenya: raising local voices for peace in Mandera County

By Philip Emase: A new peacebuilding programme in Kenya ensures local populations are in the driving seat when identifying impediments to peace and possible solutions. Read more »

Senegal’s southern conflict: forgotten but not gone

By Tomas Serna: The conflict in Senegal rumbles on, unnoticed by most of the world and apparently unimportant to the Senegalese government. But citizens in Casamance continue to suffer. Peace Direct’s Local Peacebuilding Expert Tomás Serna Salichs reports on how locals are trying to forge their own peace process to end a forty-year war. Read more »

A northern knot: untangling local peacebuilding politics in Mali

By Yvan Guichaoua: The conflict in northern Mali has now lasted more than four years. Recently returned from a research trip to the Sahel, Yvan Guichaoua says that until local political processes connect to the bigger picture, peace will remain elusive. Read more »