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Author: Jasmine Mitchell

Conflict, time and photography

Conflict, Time and Photography is a new exhibition at the Tate Modern. As the centenary year of the beginning of the First World War ends, it is a timely inquiry into the memorialisation of conflict. The collection promises to represent the aftermath of conflict in a new light, using photos taken seconds, minutes or years after bombs explode or historical archives are reawakened. As Peace Direct celebrates 10 years of helping to build peace around the world, we visited the show to investigate how conflict is addressed through the camera’s lens.

‘Prospects for Peace in Bosnia’ – Listen to Vahidin Omanovic’s guest lecture at King’s College London

Last month, Bosnina peacebuilder Vahidin Omanovic gave a guest lecture on our behalf to academics and students of the War Studies Department at King’s College London. Talking about ‘Prospects for Peace in Bosnia’, Vahidin spoke personally of his experiences during the war, his early life as a refugee in Slovakia and, finally, how he overcame his hatred to build peace in Bosnia.

Announcing the winners of our global competition

On Armistice Day 100 years after WW1, the winners of our annual global peace prize were announced at an awards event in London last night. Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders is an annual award for the best grassroots peacebuilding organisations worldwide.

Peace Direct awarded major new grant by EU

Peace Direct has just been awarded its first grant from the EU, which represents a powerful endorsement of our approach to local peacebuilders. The grant will be used to expand our unique online platform for peacebuilders, Insight On Conflict, which will cover Kenya.

Whose Nobel Peace Prize 2014?

Tomorrow the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize will be announced – but what’s the purpose Nobel-Peace-Prize-medal-002of the world’s most prestigious peace prize and is it still relevant?

Women’s rights from the UN to the grassroots

As global campaigns capture the attention of the media, we want to showcase an exceptional grassroots organisation that has been shortlisted for our Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders competition. Chosen from over 200 organisations for the shortlist, Institut Perempuan (IP) is a peacebuilding organisation that tackles violence against women and human trafficking in Indonesia.

Who will be the next to join our Grow Peace Fund?

From Argentina to Zambia, Zimbabwe to Azerbaijan, 225 local peacebuilders from 53 countries have entered this year’s competition to find Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders. After weeks of deliberation, 11 organisations have been selected for the shortlist. From this shortlist we’ll select four prize winners announced on Armistice day, 11 November. Whether it is the winners or other entrants, two of these new peacebuilding organisations will join the Grow Peace Fund for 2015.

Power of people and pictures

The Humans of New York project details lives of people across the globe who don’t have privilege or stature. Just as people are central to this project, they drive our work at Peace Direct.