Stories of peace

Our response to the arrest of peacebuilder Gulalai Ismail

Peace Direct strongly condemns the arrest of Gulalai Ismail from Aware Girls on 12th October 2018. It infringes upon her freedom of speech, freedom of movement, and civic space in Pakistan more broadly. Read more »

International Day of the Girl: Change starts now 

International Day of the Girl is an opportunity for us to celebrate, empower and support women and girls. It reminds us of their resilience and ability to overcome challenges at times when conflict has greatly impacted their lives and those of their communities.  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.