Category Archives: Publications and Reports

COMING TOGETHER OR COMING APART: An Analysis of Resilience and Freedoms of Media and Religion

Rising structural pressures are leading to increased social and political stress across the world. Civil society is under strain. This is happening in countries classified as both “free” and “not free” by Freedom House. Populations are di­viding and polarizing along group-based identity lines. Through analysis of ma­jor indices, including the Fragile States Index, and an […]

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Human Rights and Business Roundtable presents: “Business in Conflict & Post Conflict Zones: The Case of Ukraine”

On June 22, 2022, the Fund for Peace, in partnership with BSR, hosted a Roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities of conducting business in countries and regions experiencing or recently having experienced conflict. With a focus on current events, this discussion revolved around the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine.   Download this summary of […]

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Nigeria Briefing: A Security Framework for the Niger Delta

By Sarah Cockey, Natalie Fiertz, Nate Haken, Patricia Taft Nasri, Wendy Wilson, Daniel Woodburn Although overall levels in violence in the Niger Delta have improved over the last five years, there are increased economic pressures which have the potential to reverse those gains unless government, civil society, and development actors work to develop a security […]

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Nigeria COVID Briefing: A Stress Test of Nigerian Resilience

By Charles Fiertz, Nate Haken, Patricia Taft Nasri, Chloe Pan, Nkasi Wodu So far, Nigeria has managed the health aspects of the COVID-19 crisis much better than many countries, certainly better than the United States, based on the number of reported cases and deaths, due to a strong and proactive approach to the prevention of […]

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From Commitment to Impact: A Guide for Local Working Groups on Business, Security & Human Rights

BY J.J. MESSNER DE LATOUR, HANNAH BLYTH, AND MARLENE WAFLER* Innovative local-level mechanisms for fostering implementation of good practices in the field of business, security and human rights exist in many contexts and are linked to different policy frameworks. This Guide provides good practices and insights to support the development and successful implementation of local […]

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Fragile States Index 2020

BY FUND FOR PEACE The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The […]

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An Integrated Conflict Early Warning/Early Response System

Over the last eight years PIND Foundation has built a robust Conflict Early Warning and Early Response (EWER) system in Nigeria’s nine Niger Delta states. What makes this EWER system truly unique is not only that it systematically links raw empirical data with qualitative analysis and response planning, but it does so in synergy with […]

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Human Rights and Business Roundtable Annual Report 2018

BY THE FUND FOR PEACE The mission of The Human Rights & Business Roundtable is to promote the rule of law and open societies. Launched in 1996, the Roundtable was the first forum designed for multinational businesses and mainstream human rights organizations to discuss issues of common concern in an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, […]

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Voluntary Principles Annual Report 2018

BY THE FUND FOR PEACE FFP is highly active within the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR). The following report detailing FFP’s work was presented at the annual VPSHR Plenary. Download the full report in PDF format .

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Beyond Hashtags: Leveraging Networks for the Prevention of Election Violence in Nigeria

BY PATRICIA TAFT AND NATE HAKEN In the last decade, social networks and information technology have developed in such a way as to contribute to the proliferation of both spontaneous and coordinated political violence in Nigeria. However, at the same time, a robust network of peace actors has emerged to prevent and manage election violence. […]

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FFP is excited to announce Dr. Maleeka Glover, Interim Director at @WCAPS, as a panelist for the December 7 launch of the #StateResilienceIndex. Register now: https://t.co/5tlg6MbkLv

In the new episode of AfP's podcast, join host @tanyadomi, Dr. Valerie Hudson of @TAMU & @victor_madrigal, UN Independent Expert on SOGI, for a discussion on the crackdown on women/LGBTQ+ communities & the importance of their inclusion in peace & security

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