A peaceful world is more than just a vision. It’s a development necessity, a moral imperative and vital for the future well being of us all.
Violent conflict is a reality which affects people and communities throughout the world. Cord works in partnership with communities in Africa and Asia to address the root causes of conflict and build peace.
It’s time for peace/
1.5 billion people live in countries affected by violent conflict. *1
73% of the world’s poorest billion people live in countries that are in civil war or have recently experienced it. *2
No low-income and fragile or conflict-affected state has yet achieved a single Millennium Development Goal *3
Nearly half of states emerging from conflict relapse into violence within 10 years. *4
Women and girls suffer disproportionately from violent conflict. Rape and sexual violence are recognised instruments of war. Men and boys are also victims of gender-based violence though women and girls are the
1. World Development Report 2011