• Saferworld is an independent organisation that works directly with local people as well as through governments and international bodies to prevent violent conflict and encourage co-operative approaches to security.
  • We work with governments, international organisations and civil society to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development and through supporting the actions of others … (full text about us).

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Policy: We believe that efforts to prevent violent conflict should be informed by, and responsive to, local needs and realities. We use evidence and experience from our in-country programmes to make recommendations to international policy makers which leads to real changes on the ground.

Briefing: Addressing violence against women in security and justice programmes:

  • Women and children are disproportionately affected in situations of conflict and post-conflict where they face high risks of sexual violence and other forms of abuse.
  • Saferworld has produced a paper to inform a policy discussion held by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in March 2010 on addressing the issue of violence against women through security and justice (S&J) programming. The paper set out the background, looking at the various ways in which (S&J) programmes by different donors have addressed violence against women before going on to make some recommendations … (more).

Evaluating for security and justice:

  • There is widespread recognition within the security and justice community that we need to improve how we monitor and evaluate security system reform (SSR) programmes. Saferworld has published a new report identifying many of the challenges that surround monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and discussing how they can be managed or overcome … (more on 60 pdf-pages).

Saferworld submission to Bond strategy consultation:

  • Saferworld is a member of Bond, the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development. This is paper is Saferworld’s submission to the review of Bond’s corporate strategy in which we call for greater recognition of the importance of conflict and fragility in the development agenda … (more).

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