peacebuilding Archives - State of the Planet

Participatory Practices for Sustaining Everyday Peace

Understanding security and peace only in terms of war and conflict no longer reflects the challenges of our time.

by Montserrat Muñoz |September 22, 2021
four women standing outdoors

Virtual Workshop Convenes Women Peacebuilders Paving the Way to a Post-Pandemic Future

This spring, feminist activists from 13 countries gathered online to exchange expertise and envision a more just and equitable future after COVID.

by |May 27, 2021
graffiti of eyes and hat

Graffiti Gallery in Medellín Offers Lessons From a Conflict-ridden Landscape

Community members share their reflections on how the built environment and street art interact with concepts of peace building, conflict, and resilience.

by Social Lab Castilla |October 6, 2020
diagram of factors that help and inhibit peace

New Website Maps and Models the Science of Peace

The Sustaining Peace Project website highlights what we can learn from societies that have lived in harmony for generations.

by Allegra Chen-Carrel |June 29, 2020
Beth Fisher-Yoshida admires a mural.

New Book Will Highlight Important Lessons for Peacebuilding and Social Transformation

The Youth, Peace, and Security program shares lessons from working with youth leaders in Medellin, Colombia, to foster peace in communities afflicted by violence.

by Rachel Kirk |May 26, 2020
women in front of chalk board

Lessons from African Feminists Mobilizing Against COVID-19

Grassroots activists share their strategies on caring for oneself and one another, and on building societies grounded in solidarity and equity.

by |April 3, 2020
Martha Mutisi, co-facilitator for the Peace and Social Change workshops in Nairobi.

Apply Now for the Peace and Social Change Fellowship

The fellowship supports women grassroots activists working to promote peace and security. The deadline for applications is October 23.

by |October 21, 2019
panel of african woman leaders

A Day Without Ghost Towns and Guns: How African Women Leaders Reimagine Peace

At a recent panel, African women leaders shared powerful stories about the peace and security challenges they face, and how they’re carving strategic paths forward.

leymah gbowee and other women at conference

‘What’s the Point of the Revolution if You Can’t Dance?’

Nobel laureates and young feminist visionaries come together at a historic ‘Claiming our Space’ summit in Liberia.

united nations in bangkok

To Sustain Peace, UN Should Embrace Complexity and Be UN-Heroic

A new report from the United Nations lays out new goals for building and keeping peace, but will likely face several challenges.

by |March 22, 2018