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 »

Climate change: is there a positive side for Mapuche communities in southern Chile?

By Danny Pavitt: There have been decades of half-hearted efforts from the Chilean government to make peace with the Mapuche communities, says Danny Pavitt. But common efforts to fight climate change could help the two parties work together. Read more »

The case for community-led peacebuilding in Nepal

By Subindra Bogatiand Benjamin Britton: Subindra Bogati and Benjamin Britton make the case for local first as Nepal negotiates a period of tricky political transition. Read more »

Global peacebuilders unite: Germany 2016

By Inga Sikorskaya: Last month, peacebuilders from around the world met in Germany to discuss how civil society can contribute to peace. Inga Sikorskaya reports. Read more »

Where next for peace in Colombia?

By Ariel Safdie: Many thought that last Sunday’s referendum would be a significant step towards ending Colombia’s long-running armed conflict. But a proposed peace deal with one of the largest armed groups was rejected by voters. As the initial shock subsides, it is vital to understand why half the country felt they couldn’t vote for the deal, says Ariel Safdie. Read more »

Lebanon: education in a context of state-imposed amnesia

By Christalla Yakinthouand Lynn Maalouf: Insight on Conflict is co-publishing a series of articles on Education and Transitional Justice with the International Center for Transitional Justice. Read more »

Celebrating International Peace Day in Rwanda

By Jean de Dieu Basabose: Jean de Dieu Basabose reflects on Rwanda's International Peace Day celebrations and explores the role of youth in building sustainable peace in the country. Read more »

Tragedy in Beni: a crisis foretold?

By Kevin McCann: In August, at least 42 civilians were hacked to death with machetes in Beni, Eastern DR Congo. It was not the first time such violence has taken place, and it may not be the last. So how can the killing be stopped? Peace Direct has released a briefing on the situation in Congo. Read more »

Violent past, privileged future? Politics and entitlement in post-conflict Rwanda

By Andrea Pabstand Markus Bayer: Feeling like a hero or victim can drive social processes in post-conflict societies. In the second of a two-part series, Andrea Pabst and Markus Bayer discuss the impact of victimisation in Rwanda. Read more »

The hangover of peace in Colombia

By Lina María Jaramillo: In a recent referendum in Colombia, voters rejected a potential peace agreement with a key armed group, leaving the country in the grip of uncertainty. Read more »