Saferworld believes in a world where everyone can lead peaceful, fulfilling lives, free from fear and insecurity. Our mission We work to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We believe there are essential conditions necessary for peace to become established. We work to create environments where:
- people play an active role in preventing and transforming conflict and building peace
- people have access to fair and effective paths to address the grievances and inequalities that drive conflict
- people with influence exercise power to promote just and equitable societies
These are not the only conditions needed to bring about peace, but we believe they are particularly important and that Saferworld, with its partners, can help achieve them.
Saferworld’s approach has been to support the inclusion of women, men and people belonging to different sexual or gender orientation from a diverse range of backgrounds in decision-making and processes to address conflict and security. Saferworld also supports direct action to address forms of gender-based violence through community security initiatives. Increasingly, Saferworld is investing in longer-term approaches to change attitudes and behaviours challenging understandings of masculinity and femininity both in communities affected by conflict and among policymakers and peacebuilding actors at the national and international level. As part of Saferworld's organisational strategic objective, integrating a deeper analysis gender norms that drive/perpetuate conflict and violence is at the centre of our work locally in country programmes and globally in our policy and advocacy processes.