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Iraq and Somalia: Local responses to climate changeInsights from two conflict-affected countries

Join us on 20 September to learn more about how conflicts caused and exarcerbated by climate change and environmental degradation can be locally managed.

  • event 20 Sep 2023
Local conflicts in Somalia are being exacerbated by climate change.

International Day of Peace 2023: Climate awareness in Iraq and Somalia

To mark this year’s Peace Day, we asked colleagues working on Iraq and Somalia to share why it is important to promote climate awareness for peace.

  • feature 20 Sep 2023
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Video: Human rights in mediationBook launch

Watch our book launch event to learn more about how human rights can support mediators in assisting parties to conflict settle their disputes peacefully.

  • event 12 Sep 2023
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New deputy head of Berghof Foundation

The Berlin-based Berghof Foundation has announced the appointment of Chris Coulter as its new Deputy Executive Director.

  • press release 31 Aug 2023
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The heart of the matterHuman rights in mediation

A call on mediation and human rights experts to work together for holistic approaches to peace.

  • blog post 30 Aug 2023
  • Author(s) Katarina Månsson
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Unveiling the unseen: Applying a feminist lens to digital peacebuilding

Our latest report with Build Up explores the transformative power of feminist and intersectional perspectives on digital peacebuilding.

  • blog post 21 Aug 2023
  • Author(s) Nina Strumpf
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New podcast: Voices for Transitional JusticeListen now, wherever you get your podcasts

A new podcast by our Global Learning Hub for Transitional Justice and Reconciliation sheds light on the difficult process of dealing with legacies of violence.

  • feature 9 Aug 2023
The head of the Houthi Supreme Political Council, Mahdi al-Mashat, shakes hands with Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jaber at the Republican Palace in Sanaa, Yemen April 9, 2023. |

Encouraging signs for peace in Yemen, but a long way to go

Yemen offers some real grounds for hope. But the international community must act swiftly and ensure all parties are included.

  • blog post 4 Aug 2023
  • Author(s) Andrew Gilmour, Calum Humphreys
Video interview with female ex-combatant from Palabek, Northern Uganda.

Peace, and no end to discriminationMarginalisation of former female combatants continues in Colombia and Uganda

As our documentary project gives a voice to marginalised female ex-combatants, their past and present can teach us about reintegration.

  • blog post 26 Jul 2023
  • Author(s) Evelyn Pauls
A car full of medicine arrives at the health center in Al-Absiyya, Yemen. |

Locally rooted conflict transformationHow we create dialogue at different levels

Conflicts can be transformed through peace processes at different levels. An example from Yemen.

  • blog post 25 Jul 2023
  • Author(s) Florian Lüdtke
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