Written by SaferWorld

Communities tackling small arms and light weapons in South Sudan: lessons learnt and best practices

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The proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons (SALW) is one of the most pervasive problems facing South Sudan. This briefing explores Saferworld’s work to identify and improve community-based solutions. In April 2017, with support from United Nations Mines Action Service (UNMAS), Saferworld launched a project to identify and improve community-based solutions to…

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Transitional policing in South Sudan’s peace agreement: joint integrated police

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This briefing outlines some of the potential difficulties associated with the joint integrated police and some of the challenges the unit is likely to face in delivering security for communities. It is intended to inform those planning to support the joint integrated police and the security sector reform process in South Sudan going forward. Download

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From conflict prevention to conflict resolution: China in South Sudan

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This briefing looks at the evolution of China’s relationship with Sudan and then South Sudan after independence, with a particular focus on the potential for the transition of Chinese engagement from reactive, short-term conflict resolution to longer-term conflict prevention. The briefing goes on to suggest potential entry points for cooperation between China and the UK…

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Masculinity and Peacebuilding: A Policy and Programming Agenda

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This policy briefing summarises the key findings and recommendations of a longer research report, ‘Masculinities, conflict and peacebuilding: Perspectives on men through a gender lens’. Taken together, these publications aim to move forward discussions about integrating a masculinities perspective into peace-building policy and practice by surveying the current state of play and posing key questions about how peacebuilders can meaningfully challenge gender norms which create and perpetuate conflict and insecurity. Saferworld hopes that this briefing and the accompanying report will provide a useful opportunity for donors, policymakers, civil society organisations, and academics to consider the implications of current knowledge about masculinities and conflict for their work.

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China and conflict-affected states: Between principle and pragmatism

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We are witnessing a “revolution in the global order” and China is leading this revolution. In the West, analysts and policy makers are grappling with what China’s rise means for international relations and the spectrum of foreign policy concerns. In China itself policy makers are also coming to terms with this new found influence and…

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