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Tackling Violence Building Peace

Christian Aid Ireland takes lead on Tackling Violence, Building Peace

1.5 billion people live in areas affected by conflict, insecurity or large-scale criminal violence. These countries often have the highest rates of poverty.

The breakdown of social structures caused by conflict has a ripple effect of displacement, forced migration, and long-term dependency.

Where conflict takes hold, it can wipe out years of development.

In communities, social and domestic violence prolongs the oppression of women, children and minorities.

This year, Christian Aid Ireland has taken leadership of the work on tackling violence and building peace on behalf of Christian Aid.


What is Tackling Violence, Building Peace (TVBP)?

Tackling Violence, Building Peace is one of Christian Aid's strategic objectives.

It describes the work we and our partners do to protect people at risk of violence; to support survivors, including survivors of gender-based violence; and to promote just, inclusive, and lasting peace.

We will focus our work on areas affected by violence: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Zimbabwe; Iraq, Syria, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories; Myanmar; Colombia and Central America.


Strategy for Peace

Christian Aid Ireland has produced a strategy on Tackling Violence, Building Peace. It states how we will:

  • Provide organisational leadership and strategic direction to Christian Aid globally on TVBP

  • Develop new research and partnerships for TVBP

  • Support local partners to prevent and reduce violence, resolve conflict, and build peace

Christian Aid Ireland will draw from the experience of peacebuilding on the island of Ireland for TVBP.

We have established a strong academic partnership with the Transitional Justice Institute in the University of Ulster, with two events in November 2014 and 2015.

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In November 2016 we hosted an event in Dublin with a wider group of practitioners, researchers, and policy makers. This event launched the TVBP strategy, built on our existing partnerships, and informed the way we work on TVBP in future.

Christian Aid runner in the London Marathon

Over 120 participants, from Ireland and overseas, took part in the international peer learning conference, 'Civil Society, Conflict Transformation and Peace Building', in Belfast (November 2014). The conference was organised by Christian Aid Ireland, with the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University.

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