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The tragedy of Ukraine and the urgency of peacebuilding

The full-scale invasion of Ukraine is less than a week old and most of us have watched in horror as Russian tanks rolled into a sovereign country only to face the resilience and bravery of the Ukrainian people determined to defy the odds and push back the invading army. Many of us will be feeling a sense of dread that things will get worse before they get better, and that we are witnessing the most dramatic geopolitical tectonic shift in a generation. Almost all of us are feeling completely powerless.

Holograms for Peace

Read how our partners in Pakistan transformed their country’s founder into a vision of hope, 73 years after he passed away.

The Peace Games

In May 2021, our partners the Fondation Chirezi (FOCHI) led an emergency project to support young people affected by violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Hope in the darkness: Looking back at 2021

We have learned to be more adaptable and understanding than ever before. While we may feel less in control of our futures than at any other time in our lives, most of us have met this extraordinary challenge with grace and patience.  In thinking about those qualities – grace, resilience and patience – I am … Continued

Space for nuance: local lessons from DRC

The territory of Beni is located in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the province of North Kivu. For several years, the region has experienced its own share of conflict, often resulting in violence. Some groups, such as the Allied Democratic Forces, have been known to stir up conflict, however identifying instigators of violence remains a grey area.