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.
Since the onset of the global pandemic, we have supported local peacebuilding groups to take their work online, awarding over 230 grants as part of a Digital Inclusion Fund. Many of these grants went to women’s groups. This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the female peacebuilders who have kept their work going through challenging times.
Despite the impact COVID-19 poses to civil society and our collective ability to respond to conflict, we are resolute in continuing support for those communities around the world who are most affected. The continued support from People’s Postcode Lottery players gives us the strength and hope to continue our important mission towards peace. With players … Continued
The Foundation for Integrated Rural Development (FIRD) is a women-led organization based in Northern Uganda. They work to prevent violence against women and children, improve community life, and promote greater respect for human rights. FIRD were one of 233 organisations who received a grant from our Digital Inclusion Fund Initiative in 2020. Harriet Adong, peacebuilder and Executive Director of FIRD, shares her experience of receiving the Digital Inclusion funding. Here, she explains … Continued
The opening line from Amanda Gorman’s transcendent poem, is no doubt how many of us felt at the start of the year. But like so much of her poem, I find many reasons to be hopeful as we look at the year ahead. Here are my top three hopes for 2021: My first hope is that despite the devastation caused by COVID–19, we don’t forget that local … Continued
We are proud to share that our partner of the last fifteen years, Centre Résolution Conflits in Democratic Republic of Congo, were recently awarded the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence*.
This blog was written by Valentina, one of our 2020 Peace Direct Programmes interns. She shares the experiences that led her to peacebuilding, and why she believes that peace can be built when power shifts.