Welcome
to the
Creating
Safer Space
research network.

We strengthen civilian capacities for
nonviolent (self-)protection in
conflict-affected areas.

Creating Safer Space is an international research and impact collaboration, which aims to understand and support unarmed civilian protection and self-protection amidst violent conflict. We support research that explores how violence against civilians can be deterred or prevented by civilians without the use or threat of force.

Our aim is to strengthen civilian capacities for protection and to support local efforts to transform conflict nonviolently as a basis for lasting, sustainable peace with social justice. The network is funded by the UKRI AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Collective Programme (Network Plus).

20 December 2022

Beginning of fieldwork in the South Hebron Hills

Marwan Darweish, Mahmoud Soliman and Andrew Rigby spent ten days doing field research in the...

12 December 2022

Invitation: Top Tips on How to Write a Grant Application (in French)

This month, Creating Safer Space is co-hosting a collaborative workshop with Nonviolent Peaceforce and Institut Catholique de Paris. In...

12 December 2022

2nd Meeting of the Working group on Innovation in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and Unarmed Civilian Protection/ Accompaniment

Following a successful first meeting, the working group on Innovation in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning...

25 November 2022

Working group on Innovation in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and Unarmed Civilian Protection/ Accompaniment

Welcome to the launch for the working group on Innovation in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning...

November 4, 2022

21 Research Projects in 10 Countries

The Creating Safer Space network has funded 21 research projects around the world, and we...

November 4, 2022

Invitation to join our UCP Training Course

The Creating Safer Space research network invites Expressions of Interest to participate in a 10-week...

November 4, 2022

Research Café: Unarmed Civilian Protection in Thailand

The aim of the Creating Safer Space Café is to enable people in different parts...

September 28, 2022

New Project: Enhancing unarmed civilian protection amongst Palestinian communities in the South Hebron Hills

We are pleased to announce that a new research project will start in October: “Safety...

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