In Pakistan, local peacebuilder Gulalai Ismail has recruited and trained 25 young people to the Seeds of Peace network. They are working across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – one of the most fragile states in Pakistan. As one participant – 23-year-old Misbah – explains, their work is critical:
Life in my city is under threat. I fear that me or my family members will be killed or kidnapped anytime
Peace Direct has helped to fund a four day training workshop that gives young people the skills to work with people in their home towns. In December they began working with the people most at risk of indoctrination into militant groups – ex-militants, young men drawn into tribal conflicts, disaffected young people living with the day to day reality of army attacks, and those who have had their homes destroyed by the recent flooding.
Peace Direct will be accompanying musical acts the Henhouse Prowlers and The Waydown Wanderers on the MUSIC HEALS tour in Nashville TN, Columbus OH, and Newport KY April 17th-20th with a GOAL of raising $15,000 Read more »
Today, President al-Bashir of Sudan has stepped down, following months of protests. We spoke to our local peacebuilding partner, Rasha Ahmed of Collaborative for Peace Sudan (CfPS), about what the overthrow of Bashir might mean for prospects of peace in the country. Read more »
Today is International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, where the world celebrates the power of sport to drive social change and community development, and to foster peace and understanding. We highlight the work of our local partner organisation, the Peace Initiative Network,'s para-football teams. Read more »