Part of what I am hoping to do with my PhD. research, is to be able to describe what Proactive Peace currently looks like in different parts of the world. Too often it seems that peace work isn’t given much attention until violence has already started. And as important as that kind of peace work … Continue reading Proactive Peace Profile: AfriNov, Turning The Tide
‘If only we had known!’ It is a common enough phrase, ruing the ‘too little too late’ response to some sort of humanitarian crisis. We shake our heads at how often we hear it. But aside from the disheartened frustration the phrase engenders, it also reflects a common assumption in the world of international relations; … Continue reading Why Prediction Isn’t Enough
Proactive Peace Work refers to the things we do that create an environment of peace that is strong enough to withstand a crisis. More specifically, it is pre-violence war prevention work, or, the variety of things communities do that address conflict-risk factors, creating the kind of environment where, if a conflict-spark were to occur, it … Continue reading What is Proactive Peace Work?