Peace requires support from political and economic structures in order to be sustainable. Throughout our peacebuilding programs, we support communities affected by conflict to shape decision-making and policy processes. We engage a wide range of civil society and governmental actors to inform policies and advocate for changes that promote more inclusive, accessible, and transparent governance.
The social, ethnic, and political divides that foment violent conflict are often mirrored in institutions : in how resources are allocated, how services are delivered, and which voices are (and are not) represented. For peace to succeed, it is critical to address the underlying injustices that fuel conflict. To that end, we build the collective advocacy skills of community-based peacebuilders and engage political representatives, decision-makers, and policymakers in developing reforms that support lasting peace.