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International Youth Day: celebrating young people building peace

Children and young people often go unheard in war zones. The challenges they face are unique and urgent. But this is not the only story. To celebrate International Youth Day, we share stories from three young people who are using their passion and power to build a better future – so that the next generation does

Kaylene is combining beautiful prints with her passion for peace

Kaylene Alder is a freelance illustrator and screen printer living and working in South London, UK. Concerned about the worsening security situation around the world, she decided to combine her artistic skills and her passion for peace to fundraise for us.

What does Earth Day have to do with peace?

Climate change and misuse of natural resources could jeopardise peace around the world, we must work for peace and planet. Here are three local organisations doing just that.

Fartun’s story

Two years ago, Fartun made the decision to take her three young children and flee their beautiful home. She knew if they stayed, they risked being killed by armed extremists, or succumbing to drought or famine.

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders award ceremony 2016

If one thing is clear, it is that stories have power when it comes to peacebuilding. So often in war, people are silenced. Whether it is through fear, or the breakdown of infrastructure, people’s voices often cannot be heard from war zones. These stories from our annual event celebrating local peacebuilding took us on a journey. We felt the anguish of war, and the hope brought by peace.