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Breaking Barriers to Peacebuilding for Women and Youth in Yemen


Last year’s 20th anniversary of Women, Peace and Security celebrated the progress that has been made and recognised the work that is left to do. Our research, with women and youth peacebuilders across Yemen, highlights that nowhere is this work more needed than Yemen.

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Can 2021 be the year for inclusive peace in Yemen?


Yemen’s peace talks to date have not reflected the needs of grassroots women and youth – and were weaker for it.

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COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence in Zimbabwe: How is the pandemic increasing the risk of violence against women and girls?


In this blog to mark the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign, we summarise available evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced trends and forms of GBV in Zimbabwe, which women and girls are most at risk of GBV, and what factors are driving GBV during the pandemic.


International Day of Persons with Disabilities


On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Social Development Direct is hopeful that through collective efforts by governments, the private sector and civil society we can create a more disability-inclusive world during the recovery from the pandemic.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2020


To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), we explore why, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, work on GBV is as important as ever.

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SDDirect has appointed Dr Sue Griffiths as its incoming Managing Director


As Managing Director, Sue’s role is to lead the SDDirect team to continue to deliver excellent and innovative social development consultancy and research with inclusion and social justice at its heart.