Articles about conflict prevention

Peace and conflict report: June 2017

By Kevin McCann: Peace Direct's Local Peacebuilding Experts provide their latest analysis of conflict in their areas - and what it means for peacebuilders. Read on for reports on the situation in the Central African Republic, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Yemen. Read more »

Armed peace in the Gambia: the role of ECOWAS

By Tomas Serna: The need for reform of the armed forces in The Gambia is pressing - but a delicate political task. Tomas Serna discusses the Gambian security sector in light of the recent decision to extend the presence of the regional military force. Read more »

Peacewatch: Yemen - May 2017

By Anonymous: Fears are growing that a key Yemeni port will soon be targeted as part of the conflict in Yemen. Peace Direct’s Local Peacebuilding Expert provides their update on the war and its consequences on the Arabian peninsula. Read more »

Women and violence in Bangladesh

By G. M. Shoeb Ahmedand Sumaya Imam Shuhcita: Insight on Conflict’s Bangladesh Local Peacebuilding Expert and Sumaya Imam Shuhcita say that to solve women’s problems in Bangladesh, women must be involved. Read more »

Pulling the trigger: police brutality in Sierra Leone?

By Abdul Brima: The killing of two people at a protest last year has launched a debate about the tactics of the police in Sierra Leone. Abdul Brima spoke to civil society and the police about how to keep the peace. Read more »

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 G. M. Shoeb Ahmed: 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 »