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Opening doors for transgender communities in Pakistan

“We transgender people are always discriminated against and face a lot of harassment in all spheres of life… But when we joined TRP, we came to know that we have all the rights as the citizens of Pakistan”.  Transgender Rights Consultants Pakistan (TRCP), is working towards creating equal opportunities, and an environment free from discrimination … Continued

Supporting local leaders in Zimbabwe

The aims of this training were to create sustainable local security structures allowing traditional leaders to solve community conflicts; and to equip leaders with skills to manage and resolve conflict. In Zimbabwe, traditional leaders have been involved in solving conflicts for many decades. Their skills are generally passed from generation to generation, instead of through … Continued

We must end mass murder in the United States

Following the alarming increases in violence and murder in the United States, our US Executive Director, Elana Aquino reflects on the grief Americans are feeling as well as offer hope in recognizing and addressing the challenges as the nation moves forward.

Peace of Mind

This week, we are reflecting on the importance of mental health in peacebuilding. 

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.

10 Years of gratitude for local peacebuilders

This holiday season, I am filled with enormous gratitude for my time with Peace Direct. I look ahead with great hope for the future of locally-led peacebuilding and this remarkable community.

Dear USAID; let’s make sure that “local” really means “local”

This blog was originally posted by Bond. . The international humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors are brimming with initiatives that promise to shift power and resources to local actors in the Global South.    Take #ShiftThePower, for example, which is evolving into a genuine movement or, closer to home, Bond’s own sector catalyst initiative and … Continued