The 10th KROKODIL Literary Festival, which took place last month in Belgrade, featured several debates in which participants discussed the themes of common language and historical revisionism in the Western Balkans. Lire plus »

12 Juillet 2018

Over recent months, and particularly with the historic and unprecedented summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jung Un in Singapore on June 12, 2018, the potential for reducing tension and conflict on the Korean Peninsula and moving toward a resolution of the long-standing conflicts emerged. Commentators around the world and the people of Korea welcomed the summit as a new direction and one step closer to peace, but what does that mean for local peacebuilders? Lire plus »

10 Juillet 2018

On the 3rd of July, most Colombians were celebrating a stunning performance from their national team at the football World Cup. Yet at the same time, several assassinations and massacres were happening in different regions across Colombia. This article calls for Colombia to denounce violence on this day and every day, and protect its social leaders and peacebuilders by raising awareness of the risks they are facing by serving their communities. Lire plus »

06 Juillet 2018

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Le Mali à la croisée des chemins

‘Le Mali à la croisée des chemins’ est le dernier rapport de notre série ‘Local Voices for Peace‘. Ce rapport présente les constats de l’atelier Peace Exchange qui a eu lieu à Bamako en mai 2018, et qui a rassemblé 20 représentants Maliens d’organisations de consolidation de la paix pour discuter les facteurs principaux des conflits violents, et les capacités locales qui existent pour la consolidation de la paix. Lire plus »

18 Juillet 2018

July 2018

This month’s Peace Insight newsletter features resources on financial sustainability, the impact of collective action, and more. Lire plus »

13 Juillet 2018

Peace as the business of the future, follow Elworthy's roadmap

As a peacebuilder in the Middle East, our local peacebuilding expert from Lebanon acknowledges that with all this turmoil around us it is hard to be optimistic. It is all the more remarkable therefore that she found a book that left her smiling and hopeful. In her review of "The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War" by Scilla Elworthy, the founder of Peace Direct, Sawssan Abou-Zahr reviews the roadmap the book puts forward for peace among nations and within them. Lire plus »

21 Juin 2018

An IT campaign to tackle hate speech and build peace online

Fake News is not just a problem in the US. Online disinformation has been blamed for fuelling violence all over the world. In South Sudan a campaign has been launched to train young people to recognise and combat online hate speech, and identify ways to build peace online. Lire plus »

19 Juin 2018

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. Lire plus »

30 Mai 2018

The Man Who Built Peace: The Frank Buchman Story

‘The Man Who Built Peace’ is a new documentary film which shows how the story of Frank Buchman inspired a worldwide movement of changemakers in conflict resolution, peacebuilding and social cohesion, which is profoundly relevant today. The film, which will be launched in London on 7th June, shares a message of hope and conviction from a man who believed that everyone, and therefore anyone, can change the world – and that it starts from within. Lire plus »

24 Mai 2018

Peace Dispatch: May 2018

In this month's edition, Local Peacebuilding Experts from Pakistan, Ukraine, Cote d'Ivoire and Lebanon provide their latest analysis of conflict in their areas - and what it means for peacebuilders. Lire plus »

23 Mai 2018

May 2018

This month’s Peace Insight newsletter features resources on women and conflict in Somalia, Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and more. Lire plus »

21 Mai 2018

Call for research participants: How do "small things" matter in "big conflicts?"

A call for peacebuilding organisations to participate in research on how "small things" matter in "big conflicts" Lire plus »

17 Mai 2018

Idlib Lives: The untold story of heroes

Peace Direct, together with The Syria Campaign, have launched an interactive report looking at the heroic role of civil society in the Syrian province of Idlib, who support 2.6 million civilians. Determined and highly effective, they are proving another Syria is possible. These are their stories. Lire plus »

17 Mai 2018