Articles about conflict prevention

The role of women in Countering Violence Extremism: the Nigerian experience with Boko Haram

By Idayat Hassan: Little attention has been paid to the role of women in the Boko Haram insurgency and responses to it in Nigeria, says Idayat Hassan. Read more »

Crime, violence and extremism in Bangladesh: how to rebuild society?

By Bangladesh Peacebuilding Expert: Insight on Conflict’s Bangladesh Local Peacebuilding Expert discusses the need for civil society and government to work together to tackle violence in Bangladesh. Read more »

Peacewatch: Yemen - March 2017

By Anonymous: The war in Yemen is now almost two years old. With no sign of it coming to an end, Peace Direct’s Local Peacebuilding Expert in the country provides their latest update on key aspects of the conflict. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Aleppo is falling. What next?

By Ruairi Nolan: The battle for Aleppo is nearly over. Thousands have been killed. Ruairi Nolan highlights the latest events from Syria. 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 »