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The peace deficit

Barry Knight and Lauren Bradford 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

A major new survey reflects concerns that philanthropy doesn’t give enough support to peace-building activities. If only it would, its qualifications for doing so are striking This article gives early results from a survey called …

When peace is a dirty word

Rasha Sansur 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Experience of the peace process in the Middle East has encouraged Palestinians to draw on their own resources, rather than relying on those from outside If you go to a conference in Palestine, and one …

How to unlock a just peace

Melanie Meinzer 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Solidarity donors are key to reclaiming peace-building in Palestine as international aid has undermined Palestinian identity As my taxi rounded the hairpin turns of the Wadi al-Nar highway between Bethlehem and Ramallah, I spotted one …

Community philanthropy

Kamala Chandrakirana, Shaheen Anam and Ambika Satkunanathan 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

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 …

United Nations and philanthropy

Natalya Pyagay and Siebren Moltzen 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

The SDG Philanthropy Platform is helping to coordinate and strengthen the sector’s contribution to international peace-building ‘What gives philanthropy its attribute as a peacemaker is its aim to empower local communities and therefore facilitate a …

Routes to peaceful development: Environment

Bilal Ahmad Pandow 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Shared understanding of environmental concerns is at the heart of trying to build a peaceful and border-free South Asia The South Asian Voluntary Association of Environmentalists (SAVAE) is over a decade old. Its background was …

Understanding and assessing impact in peace funding

Hope Lyons 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Peace-building is sensitive work. Approaches to assessing it need to be equally sensitive, as Rockefeller Brothers Fund is discovering Peace-building is one of three grantmaking themes of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF). The goal of …

Peace and security funding for all

Cath Thompson 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Above: a truth telling bonfire in Sierra Leone, where conflict victims and offenders come together as part of a forgiveness ceremony – an image from the work of Fambul Tok, supported by Catalyst for Peace …

When state security leaves humanity in harm’s way

Celia McKeon 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

The dominant focus on national and international security is one of the greatest stumbling blocks to achieving human security Building security in the current global context is one of the most daunting challenges of our …

Systems change and philanthropy

Julian Corner 5 March 2019

Philanthropy and systems approaches are an obvious coupling but the future of their relationship remains far from clear This special feature explores a growing aspiration in philanthropy to achieve system-level change. It looks at the …