Aware Girls directly with young people – particularly females – in Pakistan to help them develop leadership skills to be agents of change in their communities.
Aware Girls has set up a network of peace activists who have joined together to promote tolerance, non-violence and peace. With funding from Peace Direct the members of the network will take part in a ten-day training course on peace activism, focusing on conflict resolution techniques and the dangers and complexities behind the terrorism that puts their lives and futures at risk.
Once trained, these young activists will share what they have learned with their peers by forming their own monthly study circles in local schools and universities. Through this channel the message of peace and non-violence can take root and spread. They will replace violence and division with supportive and trusting relationships and women, who have long been silenced in their society, can be given a voice and a platform on which to be champions of peace.