Safer World Foundation supports communities affected by conflict to actively get involved in providing alternatives to violence and promoting lasting peace. Built on a few years of experience and learning in communities affected by violence, our community programming unites people across divides to work together to find
solutions, overcome division and promote peace.
We bring people together within their communities to work through issues that could lead to conflict. We ensure our community programming includes representatives from all sectors of society including women, minorities, young people, elders, and religious leaders. This also means connecting them with authorities, such as the police.
Through our programming we strengthen the skills and expertise of communities and other stakeholders in peacebuilding, gender peace and security, justice sector reform and arms control.
Marginalization and division unnecessarily prevent communities from living in peace. We believe that people are best placed for identifying and addressing their own security concerns. Our approach brings people together for peace – they define what security is, whom it is for and how it is delivered in their
Too often security services and ‘solutions’ are disconnected from the needs of ordinary people. Safer World Foundation has been working with communities to ensure that people are in the lead in developing their own security solutions with authorities.
We connect communities, religious leaders, the media, police, authorities and government to find joint solutions. Often with opposing views, these groups work through conflict, overcome divisions, and build better relations between communities and authorities