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‘Everyday peace’ offers a new framework to potentially transform practice in conflict-affected situations. It refers to the ways non-elite, ordinary people, routinely act as they seek to get on with their everyday lives in deeply divided settings, in ways that minimise conflict risk. This paper examines the first attempt to operationalise everyday peace into NGO practice – a case study in Myanmar’s Rohingya conflict. The paper demonstrates how it is possible for international agencies to strengthen this everyday peace formation work already being done by most ordinary people in conflict-affected situations, and shows it should be factored into conflict analysis.

Strengthening Everyday peace formation after ethnic cleansing: Operationalising a framework in Myanmar’s Rohingya conflict was first published in Third World Quarterly on 18 January 2022.

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Photo credit: Securing healthcare in Rankhine state Myanmar © European Union ECHO Mallika Panorat

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