We believe passionately in non-violence and the power of local action. Local people are central to the resolution of their own conflicts. Peace is not sustainable if imposed from the outside.
In 15 years we have supported local peacebuilders in over 25 countries around the world, providing vital assistance to ensure grassroots action stopping conflict and violence can continue.
With our local partners, we have saved lives, provided paths out of violence and built better futures.
As an independent organisation funded by people like you, we can direct money and support to where it is most urgently needed.
Our commitments to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At Peace Direct, we believe that local communities should be the drivers of sustainable peace. Partnering with them is at the heart of everything we do.
In recent years, a growing tide of activists have pushed for ‘localisation’ in development and peacebuilding. Structural inequalities and a legacy of colonialism remains. We believe this prevents local people from truly leading change and ultimately undermines community efforts towards peace across the world.
We exist to challenge the status quo. To rebalance relationships and power in favour of local people and communities rather than international agencies.
Here are some ways we are challenging ourselves, and the sector.