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 »

The Nigerian rumour mill: a nation under siege?

By Wale Adeboye: The distinction between freedom of expression and hate speech in Nigeria is blurred. The country is under siege from rumours and disinformation, says Wale Adeboye. Read more »

Counter-extremism in Pakistan: success or falling short?

By Zahid Shahab Ahmed: Two years on from the development of the Pakistani government’s flagship plan to tackle terrorism, has it had any success? Zahid Ahmed discusses developments in the light of recent attacks. Read more »

February 2017

By Monthly Newsletter: This month’s Insight on Conflict newsletter features articles on locally-led peacebuilding in Yemen, the crisis in South Sudan, and more. Read more »

Introducing Peacewatch: Yemen

By Kevin McCann: Today, Peace Direct launches a new strand of its work researching and engaging with local peacebuilders. The first in an original series of reports focuses on Yemen. Read more »

Community peacemakers build bridges in post-Ebola West Africa

By Emily Deeming: Emily Deeming reports on work to rebuild trust in areas suffering from the legacy of Ebola. Read more »

January 2017

By Monthly Newsletter: This month’s Insight on Conflict newsletter features articles on locally-led peacebuilding in Nigeria, women's roles in non-violent movements, and more. Read more »

Hope amidst the horror in Northern Nigeria

By Ruairi Nolan: Peace Direct releases the first in a series of reports on the views and strategies of local peacebuilders in conflict zones. The first focuses on Northern Nigeria. Read more »

Outbreak of violence in the Central African Republic: how can local peacebuilders put an end to this?

By Martine Kessy Ekomo-Soignet: Kessy Ekomo-Soignet calls on those with a real desire to end the conflict in the Central African Republic to support local peacebuilders. Read more »

'We are free now in The Gambia - or maybe not'

By Tomas Serna: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh surprised many when he announced his intention to step down recently, after 22 years of rule. But he has since performed a U-turn, saying the result of the election which saw him defeated was not credible. Tomas Serna reflects on Gambian life. Read more »