is responsible for Peace Direct’s digital marketing and communications. She has over three years experience writing and editing for online communications. Sarah previously worked in Mexico with the British Council, and before joining Peace Direct was working for an international social justice charity as Communications and Projects Assistant. Sarah holds a BA in French and Spanish from Newcastle University and an MA in International Relations from the Central European University.

Latest from Sarah Phillips

To build a Syrian house: When poetry and peace intertwine

Poets Antony Owen and Isabel Palmer have written for over 10 years on issues relating to conflict and peace. Here, they reflect on the strength of poetry to provide depth and truth to the first-hand experiences of conflict, and to breath life into dreams of a peaceful future. Through exploring several poems provided by our guest contributors related to conflict in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, this article seeks to present ways that poetry can help people come to terms with conflict, share their lived experience, and communicate stories about peacebuilding from civilians who are often overlooked in conflict zones. Read more »

Tomorrow's Peacebuilders: Environmental action takes centre stage in Burkina Faso

Winner of our 2016 Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Award for the Environmental Peacebuilding category, Association Burkinabè d’Action Communautaire, or Burkinabe Association for Community Action (ABAC) is a local organisation based in Burkina Faso that works to build peace by improving social cohesion in deprived areas of the country and encouraging peace between different rural communities. ABAC’s peacebuilding activities include training, facilitating dialogue, producing information materials in local languages, and working with local governments. We caught up with ABAC to hear about their activities since winning the Peace Direct Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Award for Environmental Peacebuilding in 2016, funded by the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Read more »

30 May 2018