The October 17th 2019 revolution in Lebanon has many icons and heroes, most of them are women. This article presents a compilation of short stories, observations and experiences, collected and assembled by writer and local peacebuilding expert in Lebanon, Sawssan Abou-Zahr. Lire plus »

12 Mai 2020

The Sri Lankan civil war, which pitched government forces against the Tamil Tigers from 1983 to 2009, left lingering wounds in the Asian island nation. Dishani Senaratne, a writer from the capital Colombo, recognized that if children of different ethnicities could read the same stories in their own languages, they could find common ground and get a better understanding of each other’s cultures. Lire plus »

14 Avril 2020

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. Lire plus »

25 Mars 2020

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Reflecting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

Invitation to local peacebuilders to share their views and perspectives on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. Lire plus »

18 Mai 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. Lire plus »

24 Mars 2020

Radical Flexibility: Strategic Funding for the Age of Local Activism

This report is a collaboration between Peace Direct and Riva Kantowitz, an independent consultant focused on innovative and effective donor financing. It outlines how a groundbreaking new fund is needed to address the lack of funding for local actors. Lire plus »

19 Février 2020

Peacebuilding and Digital Technologies Consultation: Call for Applications

Peacebuilding and digital technologies, scheduled for 17 – 19 March, will be a global conversation between practitioners and peacebuilders to explore both the impact technology is having on conflict dynamics and the effective and ethical use of digital technologies for peacebuilding. Lire plus »

06 Février 2020

West to East: Civilians in northern Syria face a dark fate

Civilians in northern Syria continue to be under siege, facing constant bombardments and a series of offensives that have killed and displaced thousands. Stuck in the middle of a proxy war between large regional players, civilians in northern Syria have been abandoned by the international community who has failed to put an end to the suffering of the Syrian people. Lire plus »

03 Février 2020

Voices from the Frontlines: 'A life filled with guns is not normal'

Binalakshmi Nepram is working tirelessly in the United States to spread the word about a long-simmering conflict in India's Northeastern region of Manipur. There, an insurgency has led to a military crackdown and the killing or disappearance of thousands of residents by state and non-state actors. Lire plus »

27 Janvier 2020

Voices from the Frontlines: Iraqis are 'just wishing for a better life'

Noor Ghazi was born and raised in Iraq's capital Baghdad. In 2003, after Saddam Hussein was removed from power, her family left for Syria with hopes to soon return. But fighting in Iraq continued and life in Syria brought its own challenges, so Ghazi and her family traveled to the U.S. as refugees in 2008 when she was 18 years old. In a recent phone conversation, she shared her story and her belief in the power of education to create a more peaceful world. Lire plus »

16 Janvier 2020

Travels across Kashmir and Ladakh: a frank perspective

On August 5th 2019, the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill revoked Article 370 and 35A, splitting the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Ashima Kaul, our Kashmir Local Peacebuilding Expert, travelled to Ladakh to interview local peacebuilders on how this has affected their community. Lire plus »

13 Janvier 2020

Voices from the Frontlines: Quilt in Bogotá spreads hope in Colombia

Yolanda Perea Mosquera and other women’s rights advocates in Colombia are sewing a colorful quilt. They plan to spread it out over the central square in the capital Bogotá in late November. Their message: “cover me with your hope.” Lire plus »

23 Octobre 2019

Imperatives of Women’s Inclusion in the Afghanistan Peace Process

In this blog post, peace activist Malalai Habibi discusses women's inclusion in the Afghanistan peace process. She calls for action that paves the way for more participation from people from all walks of life in the peace process, to steer the country country towards a peaceful and inclusive future. Lire plus »

16 Août 2019