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Supporting the Changing State of Social Cohesion in Myanmar

by Agnes Chen

on March 17, 2017

Dr. Nem Nei Lhing, an ethnic Chin, was formerly a government officer in agriculture before she joined the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs (MOEA) of the Union Government of Myanmar–a new Ministry that came into being after Myanmar’s transition to a new democratically elected government at the start of 2017. In her new found role, and for the first time, she is working with people from different ethnicities, both within the Ministry and in the states and divisions that the MOEA oversees – a number of which face deep divisions and armed conflict.

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Between Economy and Culture: How Art is Curbing Tensions in Bali

by Lauren Shang


The crisis of an old Balinese tradition triggered the potential for violence in Indonesia — until the local Search team came up with an unprecedented solution to curb tensions, based on contemporary arts.

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Nigeria’s ‘Mama Gender’: from child bride to gender activist

by Jessica Murrey

on March 9, 2017

Known as ‘Mama Gender,’ Nigeria’s Ene Ede is working to ensure that women are equally represented in politics, media, business, and within the home.

DRC Women

Congolese Army Wife Stands Up Against Domestic Violence

by Search - DRC

on March 3, 2017

Inspired by Search – DRC’s human rights training for the Congolese Army, Sylvie launched her own program to protect women from domestic violence.

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Problem or partner? Why Nigeria matters to the U.S.

by Olubukola Ademola-Adelehin and Katie Smith

on February 18, 2017

Security, governance, and regional leadership are three areas where the U.S. and Nigeria must work together.


Radio Rescue: farmers turn to airwaves over violence in Rwanda

by Massimiliano Colonna

on February 12, 2017

Every Sunday afternoon, thousands of listeners across Rwanda tune into a radio show that became a lifeline for farmers at risk of losing everything.

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The Crossroads of Security and Compassion: we’re safer with #MoreAllies

by Shamil Idriss

on February 10, 2017

Shamil Idriss, President of Search for Common Ground, explains how the travel ban affects efforts to counter violent extremism.