Sport and Peace-building

The role of sport in peace-building is one of the most hotly-debated areas in Sport & Development. Find out more on the main areas of contention, including: definitions of 'peace' and the role of sport in (re)building relationships; sport & peace-building at the grassroots and nation-state level; and the use of sport for the reintegration of child soldiers.
The purpose of the section on Sport & Peace-building is to provide an overview of the main topics and concerns in this area. At no point should this section be considered to be exhaustive in its coverage of all areas and information relating to Sport & Peace-building, but that it rather seeks to provide a gateway for interested readers to access further sources of information.

Defining Peace and Relationship-building

The use of the terms 'peace' and 'peace-building' are often highly contentious. Find out more about the role sport can play in these processes by widening the definition of 'peace' to include other concepts...
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The Role of Sport in Peace-building

Find out more in this section about the role of sport in helping communities and nations (re)build relationships between groups in conflict. Learn more about the role sport plays in building national identity...
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Reintegration of Child Soldiers through Sport

The reintegration of former child combatants and children affected by armed conflict into their former or new communities is considered to be one of the biggest challenges in peace-building. Learn more about the role sport can play in this process...
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Project Case Studies

Sport and play activities have been used to help people in conflict and post-conflict situations to rebuild relationships and trust in their communities. Find out more from practical examples of how this works... Read more

Current Initiatives


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