Stories of peace
On 11th April 2017, Peace Direct was delighted to partner with Humanity United, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Compton Foundation, and others for the War Stories Peace Stories Symposium: a day of intense and inspiring discussion on the power of stories to end wars and bring about peace. We share some photos. Read more »
This week marks the 24th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. At this time of remembrance, we reflect upon the legacy of the tragedy, and share our thoughts on the typically understated role of local agency in the Republic of Rwanda's remarkable post-conflict transformation. 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.