The Top Resources of 2020

2020 was a unique and difficult time for so many across the world, and it has reshaped the peacebuilding field for years to come. As we continue to look forward to 2021, share knowledge, and connect, we wanted to highlight last year's...

DME for Peace

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 01/05/2021

COVID Raises the Stakes for Zimbabwe’s Civil Society Movement

As in nations worldwide, the pandemic offers new opportunities for repression. Countries worldwide that suffer or risk violent conflicts face a new hazard amid the COVID-19 pandemic: governments’ use of the disease as a pretext to curtail democratic freedoms and punish opposition....

Miranda Rivers; Precious Ndlovu

Analysis

BEGINNER

Created 11/12/2020

Freedom of the Net 2020: The Pandemic’s Digital Shadow

The pandemic is fueling digital repression worldwide. The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a dramatic decline in global internet freedom. For the 10th consecutive year, users have experienced an overall deterioration in their rights, and the phenomenon is contributing to a broader crisis...

Adrian Shahbaz & Allie Funk, Freedom House

Analysis, Monitoring

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 10/30/2020

Saving the life-savers: Independent media need funding to continue vital pandemic coverage

(Two Internews staff members spoke on this panel on the future of independent media.) Independent media organizations deliver timely and localized information to the public, and during a pandemic, that can be life-saving. But they can’t operate without money. COVID-19 accelerated a...

Emilie Warren & Internews

Analysis

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 10/30/2020

Online Roundtable on Access to Justice in the Context of COVID-19 (September 2020)

On August 31, 2020, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) held a Southern African online roundtable on access to justice in the context of COVID-19, through its Advancing Rights in Southern Africa (ARISA) Program. Geared towards ABA ROLI’s...

ABA Rule of Law

Analysis

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 10/30/2020

Supporting Women’s Leadership in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The ABA ROLI-led Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE) consortium funded by the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Women's Issues is pleased to announce its new initiative “Addressing Barriers to Sustainable Peace and Stability in Myanmar”. This initiative is launched during...

Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE), Search for Common Ground, & Grameen Foundation

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 10/22/2020

Placing Women’s Leadership at the Heart of Sri Lanka’s Peace & Reconciliation Process

ABA ROLI-led Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE) consortium is pleased to announce its new initiative “Strengthening the Role of Women Leaders in Promoting Peace and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka”. This initiative is launched during a challenging time. As COVID-19 spreads to conflict-affected...

Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE), Search for Common Ground, & ABA-ROLI

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 09/21/2020

Captive No More with Fatima Askira and Fatima Bultu

Search for Common Ground's (Search) Pathfinder’s Perspective has brought together two women who are dedicating their lives to empowering girls and women in the face of violence. Fatima Asikira, formerly of Search, runs Borno Women Development Initiative, which focuses on social justice...

Search for Common Ground

Multimedia

Created 08/28/2020

Fighting Violence Against Women Online

Internews conducted a comparative analysis of the legal frameworks applicable to online harassment and online gender-based violence (oGBV) in five countries in East and Southern Africa. Researched and written by Chioma Nwaodike and Nerissa Naidoo, Internews’ comparative analysis was produced in partnership...

Internews

Analysis

Created 08/28/2020

OPIAM – A Successful Partner in the Amazon Basin

Strengthened advocacy skills and communication processes: A sample of enhancing capacities of indigenous communities that help to face the Covid-19.  "Governments around the world have been grappling with the spread of  -19 in their communities. Latin America is no exception. Communities most...

Pact

Case Studies

Created 08/27/2020

More Women in Tech Means a More Peaceful World

Pakistan ranks 148 out of 149 countries on the gender inequality index (WEF). It will take another 500 years for Pakistan to reach gender equality in this scenario (UNWomen). Women empowerment is essential to gain generational equality. Technology has emerged as a...

Quratulain Fatima, Co-Founder Women4PeaceTech

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 07/13/2020

Discussion Paper: Gender & the Covid-19 Crisis in Conflict-Affected Context

As COVID-19 spreads to conflict-affected areas, the pandemic creates new challenges for already strained health systems and social relations. Poverty, conflict, social norms and gender discrimination make women and girls more vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 and less likely to access critical services...

Search for Common Ground

Analysis

Created 06/30/2020

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