Peace Direct is thrilled to welcome our newest members to the US Board of Directors: Kehinde Togun and Benjamin Naimark-Rowse. Kehinde and Benjamin both have long track records in the peacebuilding and humanitarian spheres, and we are excited to have their leadership and support Kehinde A Togun is the Managing Director of Public Engagement at Humanity … Continued
We spoke to Khet Khet, our local partner in Myanmar. She told us about the power of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr in helping to bring communities together to heal after conflict. “Ramadan is an important time for building a virtuous society. In these days of austerity, we also need to be giving. It is a … Continued
WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2019 – The Global Peacebuilding Coalition, a new effort by the world’s leading peacebuilding and conflict resolution organisations, is pleased to announce Madeline Rose as its Director of Coalition Campaigns and Policy. As Director, Madeline will develop and direct Coalition strategy through public, political, and policy actions to mobilise support for … Continued
After violence in her hometown of Marawi, Fatima was forced to flee her home, was separated from her children, and faced an uncertain future. We work with local organisation in the Philippines, Kapamagogopa Incorporated (KI), who set up a camp for those, like Fatima, displaced from Marawi. Away from the fear of violence, she works in the camp garden, and hopes to send her children back to school.
Two fearless female activists, Gulalai Ismail from Pakistan and Gauri Lankesh from India, have won the prestigious RAW in WAR 2017 Anna Politkovskaya Award for their courage speaking out against extremism against a backdrop of armed conflict. This award is testament to the power local people have to make a difference to thousands of lives.