This policy brief presents a concise overview of the principle findings from the first phase of research conducted by Impunity Watch, as well as preliminary results from a separate research study into the major preoccupations of a sample of women and youth in the region. The latter results are preliminary since the data is currently in the process of being coded by IW, as of January 2015. Consequently, the results are necessarily raw, but provide initial insight into the views of a sample of women and youth in the region. All of the research was designed and conducted with the explicit intention of bringing forward the views of local affected populations in the region. The Peace Beyond Borders Programme was initiated by Oxfam and is being implemented by a consortium of ten national and international organisations in the Great Lakes Region. The Programme seeks to advance Conflict Transformation in the Great Lakes Region.