Latest from Peace Direct

Burundian refugees begin return from Rwanda in divisive repatriation process

From August 27th, the repatriation of the first group of Burundian refugees returning home from Rwanda is set to get underway. In this article, our local peacebuilding expert from Burundi* analyses the diviside repatriation process, and why it's an important step towards peaceful reintegration. Read more »

27 August 2020

Rapatriement en cours du premier groupe de réfugiés burundais du Rwanda

A partir du 27 août, le rapatriement du premier group des réfugiés burundais rentrant du Rwanda est sur le point de démarrer. Dans cet article, notre expert local de la consolidation de la paix provenant du Burundi* analyse la division qui entoure le processus de rapatriement, et pourquoi c'est une étape importante vers la réinsertion pacifique des réfugiés. Read more »

27 August 2020

COVID-19 has drastically hit civilians and civil society in Syria

In this article, our local peacebuilding expert from Syria reflects on how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Syria’s protracted civil war, and how local peacebuilders are adapting to new circumstances. Read more »

18 August 2020

Digital Pathways to Peace

The latest in our series of ‘Local Voices for Peace’ reports, ‘Digital Pathways for Peace: Insights and lessons from a global online consultation’, shares perspectives from local peacebuilders on the benefits and challenges of using technology to build peace, and offers recommendations for policymakers, donors and civil society to harness the capabilities digital technologies offer. Read more »

Burundi’s New Leadership: Between Hope, Uncertainty and Key Challenges

In this article, our local peacebuilding expert from Burundi reflects on how the recent change in leadership, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, are impacting peacebuilders, and what challenges await the new leader. Read more »

03 August 2020

Diffuser la paix

Notre nouveau rapport, "Diffuser la paix: perspectives et enseignements des artisans de la paix dans l’Est de la RDC", partage les points de vue des groupes de la société civile locale et dresse la carte des efforts locaux de consolidation de la paix dans un contexte de violence croissante dans le pays. Read more »

15 June 2020

Au Burundi, une victoire contestée

Au lendemain du triple scrutin présidentiel, législatif et communal de ce 20 mai qui a vu une participation massive des Burundais, nous partageons un commentaire d'un de nos experts locale sur le conflit et la consolidation de la paix. Quels sont les grands enjeux? A l'annonce des résultats, quelle est la prochaine étape? Read more »

22 May 2020

Reflecting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

Invitation to local peacebuilders to share their views and perspectives on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. Read more »

18 May 2020

COVID-19 and the impact on local peacebuilding

We convened more than 400 peacebuilders from around the world in online consultations to discuss how the current COVID-19 crisis is impacting their work, changing their needs, and shaping their perspective. Our latest report shares the key findings from the consultations, as well as recommendations from peacebuilders from around the world. Read more »

25 March 2020

Broadcasting Peace

Our new report, ‘Broadcasting Peace: Insights and lessons from local peacebuilders in Eastern DRC’, shares insights from local civil society groups, and maps local peacebuilding efforts amid rising violence in the country. Read more »

24 March 2020