Painting Mexico: An initiative of Positive Peace

A participant of the 2017 Mexico Positive Peace workshop has gone on to create peace in her local community in a creative way.

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Building Peace is More Difficult Than Destroying It

Countries with higher levels of Positive Peace not only have a reduced number of grievances that arise, they also have the ability to resolve emerging disagreements without the use of violence.

Data for Youth, Peace and Security

The IEP was invited to prepare an input brief for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, as commissioned by Security Council 2250.

5 Books to add to your Peace Bookshelf

A small library that helps to provoke thinking about how we are promoting peace within communities, nations and internationally.

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Mexico Peace Index 2018

The Mexico Peace Index 2018 launched last week. Here’s what you need to know – in charts.

Defining Positive Peace

It is not often that we get a chance to really get to grips with what positive peace means, to reflect on how it is used and to understand how the different communities involved in peace work define and pursue the goals of positive peace.

Darfur: The Estimated Impact of the Military Spending

The economic priorities of Sudan are distorted by the conflict. Sudan is a relatively poor country that spends far more lavishly on guns than on butter. The costs of the Darfur war are a serious public policy issue and an unaffordable drain on Sudan’s resources.

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Violent extremism: four tips for developing effective programs

The numbers within 2017 Global Terrorism Index tell us one part of the story but the weight of the narrative lies elsewhere. It lies with the people living with the daily realities of the impact of violent extremism and the global war on terror.

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