Boko Haram and Banditry: Northeast Nigeria’s Deteriorating Security Situation

“We need a special intervention, we need our country back, it’s becoming lawless”, warns women’s rights and peace activist, Hamsatu Allamin, WASL member and Founder of Allamin Foundation. The situation in northeast and northwest Nigeria demands urgent international attention, not only as a matter of humanitarian urgency but also for its impact on international peace and security.

Innovative Peace Story: Nigeria’s Allamin

Allamin Foundation support returnees and survivors of abduction and forced marriage. The foundation works to significantly reduce the entrenched culture of silence suffered by returnees in Nigeria and empower stakeholders to manage conflicts and grievances nonviolently.

Wonder Woman: Not the Hero the UN Needs

By Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini
For those of us who ever feel conflicted about the United Nations, the past month has been an exercise in managing absurd cognitive dissonance.

Meet Hassina Neekzad!

We would like to highlight Hassina Neekzad, who is nominated for the 2015 N-Peace Awards! Hassina is a peace activist in Afghanistan who teaches both men and women “to see the importance of their own role in the nation building process and bringing peace to...