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In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Interpeace has temporarily closed all offices worldwide, and all staff are working online. We have ceased all international and domestic travel by our staff and consultants, and we are not organizing or participating in large physical gatherings/events. Interpeace staff have reviewed the full breadth
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In 1994, the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda claimed about 1million lives and left the country with the massive burden of overcoming this national trauma and building a fresh future. The Chair of Interpeace’s Governing Board, Monica McWilliams, was in Rwanda recently and has spoken of her, ‘incredibly moving
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On this anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, we reaffirm our solidarity with the people of Rwanda. This week in April is a period that stirs deep emotions. It reminds us of the power and responsibility of memory and of the humble lesson that healing cannot be forced
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Interpeace and the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) have established a new partnership to reinforce support to electoral commissions in Somalia and Somaliland on their democratisation processes. For almost two decades, Interpeace has worked closely with electoral management bodies such as the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Somaliland since
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Rising violence and hostilities are rapidly disrupting social cohesion in parts of Burkina Faso. Many actors from national to international institutions are working to address the issues and restore meaningful peace in the country. However, when addressing violent conflict in communities, especially in areas vulnerable to extremist groups, young people
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Interpeace and the Centre of Studies for Peace and Development (CEPAD) have worked together since 2007, supporting peacebuilding processes in Timor-Leste. Our partnership began in response to the violent political crisis of 2006, which revealed the challenges of a young nation adopting a new system of state structures. Throughout the
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Members of national and international civil society organizations operating in Somalia have voted Interpeace as the chair of a multi-agency peacebuilding working group. The Somalia NGO Consortium made the announcement on 27 January 2020. Somalia NGO Consortium (SNC) is a voluntary coordination mechanism of national and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
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In many armed conflicts around the world, borders are an important but often poorly understood feature. Conflict dynamics on one side of a border often have an impact on the other side. Despite this transnational nature of conflict, peacebuilding interventions have often focused on areas within a country – and
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Interpeace has scaled up its programmes in West Africa to support ongoing peace efforts in the troubled Sahel region. Our nationwide peacebuilding programme in Burkina Faso was officially launched on Thursday, 6 February 2020 in the capital Ouagadougou. “This programme will support social cohesion and consolidate peace through inclusive and
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There is hope that the surge in violent attacks in communities near the Kenya-Ethiopian border is close to being contained. Local leaders have committed to end violent activities linked to extremist groups and communal disputes over land and other meagre resources. The resolution was announced in a joint statement by