Latest from Peace Direct

Working with Conflict 2

Five years in the making, and drawing on the experiences of over 3,000 local peacebuilders, we are delighted to be releasing ‘Working with Conflict 2, a go-to, practical resource for peacebuilders, people working in conflict situations or people studying conflict transformation within a variety of disciplines. Read more »

18 November 2020

Report: Racial Justice and Building Peace in the United States

Violent conflict is on the rise in the United States. Black Americans and people of color continue to bear the brunt of this violence and injustice. Peace Direct, The Bail Project, Activate Labs, +Peace, and The Mary Hoch Center for Reconciliation invited local activists, changemakers, organizers, healers, and peacebuilders to a conversation on racism and justice in the United States. This report presents the key findings and recommendations developed from the consultation. Read more »

22 October 2020

Call for participants: Decolonising Aid and Peacebuilding

From 2-4 November, Adeso, the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Peace Direct and Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security invite local activists, changemakers, organizers, healers, and peacebuilders to a three-day conversation on the ‘Decolonising Aid and Peacebuilding’. Read more »

02 October 2020

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 »

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

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