an approach to humanitarian aid work with a primary focus on reducing or preventing violent conflict by building and supporting stable political and cultural institutions (often used attributively):The organization promotes peacebuilding as a way to resolve injustice in nonviolent ways.Our hope is that more governments will deploy peacebuilding approaches and resources when responding to conflict.
- Also peace-build·ing, peace build·ing .
- peace·build·er, noun
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How to use peacebuilding in a sentence
The few turned to hundreds and into a real organization—Women in peacebuilding Program, or WIPP.A Brilliant Film About the Women Who Saved Liberia | Rachel Syme | November 15, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST