Stories of peace

Local peacebuilders in Mali demand that efforts to prevent violence address needs of communities

An attack on a village in central Mali on 10th June has killed over 100 people, the latest in a series of attacks in Mali in recent months and a worsening security situation. Peace Direct expresses deep sympathy with those killed and condemns the use of violence. Read more »

Seven ways we’re building peace in DRC

In eastern Congo, we support our partners to rebuild trust, understanding and community life throughout areas affected by conflict. Working with our partners, here are seven ways we helped those affected by war to rebuild their communities and become more resilient to violence and instability during 2018. 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.

Please, donate today