On 11th April 2017, Peace Direct was delighted to partner with Humanity United, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Compton Foundation, and others for the War Stories Peace Stories Symposium: a day of intense and inspiring discussion on the role of the media in conflict reporting, and the power of stories to end wars and bring about peace.
Conflict is affecting resources and increasing economic pressure on the Habila community in the state of South Kordofan, Sudan. Accepted practices are being broken which increases the likelihood of tension escalating to violence. But a violent response to increasing economic pressures and social tensions is not inevitable, as the Badya Centre for Integrated Development, a local peacebuilding organisation from South Kordofan, is well aware.
Sri Lanka’s civil war has left bitter ethnic divisions. For communities desperately in need of reconciliation our Sri Lankan partner, CPBR are bringing together communities who have spent the last 30 years in conflict, by organising inter-faith dialogue groups, inter-community activities and public discussions.