Engaging Narratives for Peace

Peacebuilders have a difficult task. They must work with diverse groups and individuals with vastly different narratives, or cognitive frameworks, about pressing issues like who belongs, how important an issue is, or what’s driving conflict. PartnersGlobal guides peacebuilders through the process of engaging with narratives, including looking at their own narrative frameworks, to avoid further polarization and isolating potential allies. Our approach underscores that the ultimate goal is not to change others’ narratives but instead to engage with them and create shared meaning together.

Narratives for Peace: How we think and communicate around peacebuilding
PartnersGlobal and the Alliance for Peacebuilding Host "Narratives for Peace" Event in New York
How to invest in narrative competency and combat toxic polarisation
A call for investment in narrative competency in divided times
Engaging Narratives for Peace: A conversation with Julia Roig

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Signature Approaches

Narratives for Peace Narratives are cognitive frameworks, often unconscious, that we filter new information and stories through. What comes out on the other side are the worldviews and shortcuts we use to understand what’s happening around us.