Stories of peace
Nigeria Elections: "The best hope for sustainable peace in Nigeria lies in our young people, not in our parliament"
In the run up to the postponed general elections in Nigeria, we urge against pessimism and look to signs of hope for the country's future. Our local peacebuilding partner, Michael Sodipo, was recently interviewed by All Africa magazine, and we echo his thoughts on how young people are our best hope for a peace. Read more »
Now in its seventh year, our Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards offer global recognition for grassroots peace activists in war zones. Apply today. Read more »
Masika is 13.
She lives in DR Congo. Masika was helping her aunt collect firewood when she was captured by soldiers and forced to join the militia.
She was forced to live a life no child should live.
Thankfully, she was found by our local partner. They gave her food, shelter and psychological support.
They will find her family, or a foster home to take care of her, and provide skills training or support her to go back to school.
Local people stopping war and building peace were a lifeline to Masika.
They urgently need your support.