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Saferworld USA, Inc

Preventing Violent Conflict. Building Safer Lives

Mission

We work to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work to create environments where the following three conditions for peace are in place: - People play an active role in preventing and transforming conflict and building peace. - People have access to fair and effective paths to address the grievances and inequalities that drive conflict. - People with influence exercise their power to promote just and equitable societies. [Saferworld USA, Inc is the Washington DC office of Saferworld, an international peacebuilding organization based in London]

Ruling year info

2015

President

Paul Murphy

Main address

650 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 600

Washington, DC 20001 USA

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EIN

47-1216605

NTEE code info

International Peace and Security (Q40)

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Our programs

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International Programmes

We work in 12 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to implement programs on a range of issues including people’s security and justice; gender, peace and security; governance and governance reforms: elections, peace processes, decentralization, and anti-corruption; and youth, peace and security.

As part of our programmatic work on people’s security and justice, we work with partners to connect communities, governments, security and justice providers, civil society groups and donors to respond better to people’s security and justice needs. In particular, we urge actors to pay particular attention to the different impacts of insecurity and injustice on women, girls, men, and boys. We conduct research into security and justice-related issues. We also provide technical advice to national and international actors on community security programing, police reform, gender-sensitive and conflict-sensitive policing, and effective monitoring and evaluation of security and justice programs and approaches.

Our programs on gender, peace and security are a big part of our work, and we integrate strong gender perspectives into our community security programing, as we collaborate with partners to understand the particular challenges faced by women and girls and supporting women’s participation in the public debate, policy-making and peace processes. Building on the momentum established by UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the renewed focus brought by Goal 5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we support states and civil society to translate these international commitments into gender-sensitive programs that deliver tangible results for women, girls, men and boys.

In addition to working on gender, peace and security, we run programs supporting young people. In many fragile and conflict-affected situations, young people make up a huge proportion of the population and have enormous potential to build peace in their communities, although they are often denied the opportunity. Rather, they are frequently stigmatized, seen as agitators of conflict, excluded from political processes, and not given a say in decisions that affect their lives. We work closely with youth groups and organizations, supporting their efforts to research, design, and deliver projects that keep them and their communities safer, create more equal opportunities, and help tackle injustice.

Our programing on governance and governance reform seeks to ensure that processes and transitions to peace are accountable, inclusive, holistic, and sensitive to the risks of recurring conflict. In collaboration with our partners, we work to amplify the voices of historically discriminated and marginalized groups, and ensure that those who are aggrieved and excluded from political power are part of fair, accountable, and transformative solutions. To this end, our programing encompasses political transitions, peace processes, constitutional reform, and other relevant governance reforms, including free and fair elections, decentralization, and anti-corruption efforts.

We believe that people and communities in fragile and conflict-affected countries should lead long-term efforts for structural change and lasting peace. Thus, in the 12 countries where we work – Uganda, Kenya, Somalia/Somaliland, Sudan, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Myanmar, and Yemen – we formally collaborate with over 60 local partners, seeking to give them the support, resources, and technical expertise they need to design and implement programs to bring about long-term, sustainable change. We also work in close collaboration with other national and international coalitions, networks, and alliances to push for policies that help people affected by violent conflict and create conditions for peace.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Financials

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Operations

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Saferworld USA, Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/21/2024
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Board chair

Dr. Agnieszka Paczynska

George Mason University

Godfrey Allen

Independent Consultant

Dr. Agnieszka Paczynska

George Mason University

Dr. Stephanie Blair

Independent Consultant

Paul Murphy

Saferworld

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/21/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability