Community philanthropy

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In situations where violent conflict is imminent or endemic, the best place to foster peace is in local communities. Members of the Foundations for Peace Network report from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Indonesia

Striking deep roots across the nation

Indonesia has seldom been free of armed conflict: secessionist, inter-religious, natural resource conflicts, violent extremism. Many are left unresolved and even unrecognised, spanning decades, some have seen peace agreements signed and forgotten, but even with peace, much remains to be accounted for. When there is impunity for gross human rights violations and perpetrators are not only free but in power, for whom is this ‘peace’?

 
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