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Global Advisory Council launched

Peace Direct is excited to announce the formation of a new Global Advisory Council. The group is made up of activists, researchers, human rights defenders and community leaders who are committed to helping us achieve our mission of stopping war.

2019: A year in peacebuilding

Looking back at 2019, I am continually impressed by the courage, commitment, and resilience of our partners and thousands of local peacebuilders around the world. As war and violence raged in many places, local people on the frontlines of conflict have saved lives, interrupted cycles of violence, and strengthened the foundations for lasting peace in their societies.

Overall in 2019, Peace Direct supported local peacebuilders in 12 countries to stop violent conflict. Our partners set up local Peace Courts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, helped children traumatized by Syria’s war and trained Filipino women in conflict resolution, among many other projects.

As the end of the year approaches, we take a moment to look back at some of the key moments in our work and the lives of our partners.

A family of peacebuilders

Aware Girls, our peacebuilding in Pakistan, was founded by two brave, young Pakistani sisters, Gulalai and Saba Ismail. Outlook, a BBC World Service show, interviewed Gulalai and Saba about why they became peacebuilders and what their work involves.

A positive future for Pakistan

Aware Girls, our partner in Pakistan, is working with young people to challenge extremism and create a positive future for Pakistan, in which the violence has diminished.