2020 was a year of unprecedented challenge and change. For Peace Direct and our partners, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to quickly adapt and respond to the changing environment. Like many organisations around the world, we have continued to deliver our work in new and innovative ways. As we move forwards in 2021 and beyond, we’ve been reflecting on our successes last year. Here, we are pleased to share some of our highlights:
Yesterday, Sunday 15th August, the Taliban declared that Afghanistan is now under their control. We are continuing to monitor the situation as it develops, and our thoughts are with all the men, women and children of Afghanistan who have been affected by the current situation. We stand in solidarity with all those who will be continuing to work towards peace in the country.
. Meet Aaron, Alexandra and Viviana, three more of our new ambassadors. They share what peace means for them, and why they’re supporting Peace Direct. .. “Peace means mutual trust” Aaron Befekadu – the London School of Economics During one of many forgettable Monday evening lectures (in what turned out to be a surprisingly … Continued
We are calling on international aid organisations to decolonise aid and tackle structural racism head-on, in our new report, ‘Time to Decolonise Aid‘. The report is a study into the colonial legacy of the aid system. It outlines the steps needed to transform power relations towards greater equity. As part of the research, we hosted a … Continued
. Meet Amber, Charlie and Nick, three of our new ambassadors. They share what peace means for them, and why they’re supporting Peace Direct. .. “Peacebuilding is a movement” Charlie Sweetman – the University of East Anglia To me, peacebuilding means working with local leaders in conflict zones around the world to bring peace … Continued