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The Guide examines the drivers and dynamics of inter and intra-state conflicts such as ethnicity and competition for natural resources. It also highlights current approaches and responses to conflict prevention and resolution and best practice in the design of security and peacebuilding programmes.
Improving lives and reducing violence through provision of services
How can the provision of services and economic opportunities reduce violence and improve lives? A high-level roundtable organised by the IDS Addressing and Mitigating Violence (AMV) research team explored the complex links between poverty, violence, insecurity and the provision of services, drawing on four case studies from within Nairobi, Mumbai, and Kathmandu.

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Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls: Engaging Men Through Accountable Practice
International Rescue Committee, 2014
EMAP is a one-year primary prevention intervention developed for humanitarian settings, created by the International Rescue Committee for. It provides staff in humanitarian settings with an evidence-based curriculum and field-tested a...
Living Peace Groups Implementation Manual and Final Project Report: GBV Prevention and Social Restoration in the DRC and Burundi - Promundo - EN
World Bank, 2014
This manual provides the resources and tools for organizations and practitioners in post-conflict settings based on work conducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi to sustainably engage men in gender-based violence prev...
Conflict analysis of Kenya
B. Rohwerder (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
This report is based on ten days of desk-based research and provides a short synthesis of the literature on the conflicts and violence in Kenya. Kenya is a large multi-ethnic country, with over 40 different ethnic groups and many over...
Making human rights real: two Latin American experiences in the rights based approach to policymaking
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2015
  Human rights are not mere discursive concepts on human dignity. These days, consensus dictates that governments who commit to human rights by ratifying international treaties are also required to implement specific domes...
Education and conflict recovery: the case of Timor Leste
P. Justino; M. Leone / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2011
The Timor Leste secession conflict lasted for 25 years. Its last wave of violence in 1999, following the withdrawal of Indonesian troops, generated massive displacement and destruction with widespread consequences for the economic and...
Remittances and labour supply in post-conflict Tajikistan
P. Justino; O.N. Shemyakina / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2012
The 1992–1998 Tajik armed conflict claimed at least 100,000 lives. About 18 per cent of the country’s population was displaced in the first few years of the war. The majority of displaced and refugees returned to their hom...
Living Peace: From conflict to coping in Democratic Republic of Congo, EMERGE Story of Change 7
BRIDGE, 2015
This story of change pulls out the key findings and recommendations from EMERGE case study 7, which focuses on the work of Living Peace in DRC. This initiative provides support through group therapy for men (and their partners) to red...
State of the field report: examining the evidence in youth education in crisis and conflict
C. Olenik; A. Takyi- Laryea / USA Agency for International Development, 2013
This paper summarises evidence on youth education in crisis- and conflict-affected settings. The role of education and youth engagement in these contexts is discussed. A summary of the research available indicates that life skills tra...
Victims’ rights in multicultural contexts: The case of Inés Fernández at the Inter-American court of human rights
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
What advances can we identify in international human rights regimes that incorporate alternative cultural understandings of reparations in their verdicts? This Brief responds to this question through a detailed study of the case of In...
Preventive interventions to reduce youth gang violence in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
The Campbell Collaboration, 2015
Youth gang membership and the crime that it generates is a serious problem in low- and middle-income countries, involving many thousands of young people and resulting in billions of dollars of crime, loss of life, and social disruptio...
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