About Justice and Peacebuilding
CRS’ justice and peacebuilding programs engage local leaders at all levels of society to foster inclusion, equity, and accountability. We support healthy relationships that uphold the dignity of each person and all people. Our programs – including those integrated with other development and relief sectors – focus on social cohesion strengthening and violence prevention as well as post-conflict recovery and reconciliation. They are conflict sensitive, aiming to minimize potential harm and maximize social benefits for all. They are also gender responsive and youth inclusive, helping to reduce inequities between and among women, boys and girls at the individual, household, community, national and international levels.
See our justice and peacebuilding research and publications here.
PeacebuildingWe strengthen social cohesion, prevent violence, and support reconciliation. Learn about our work in Peacebuilding ›
GovernanceWe strengthen accountability, transparency and responsiveness in governance. Learn about our work in Governance ›
GenderCRS's global strategy puts a gender focus at the core of our programming. Learn about our work in Gender ›
ProtectionAt CRS, protecting children and vulnerable adults is everyone's responsibility. Learn about our work in Protection ›
Research & Publications
The Ties That Bind
Building Social Cohesion in Divided Communities
Learn how to build social cohesion through Appreciative Inquiry ("Discover, Dream, Design and Deliver"), combined with CRS’ 3Bs peacebuilding methodology ("Binding, Bonding and Bridging"). More
Peacebuilding, Governance, Gender, Protection and Youth Assessments: A Basic Guide for Busy Practitioners
Check out the third edition of our guide about conflict, governance, gender and protection assessments. We've have added a youth assessment tool. More
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