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Our local partners respond to violence in Béni

We are increasingly concerned with the surge in violence in Béni, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in recent days. We have been in touch with our local partners in Béni, who have shared their response to the violence. They underlined how the state must understand how the local population has … Continued

#GivingTuesday Challenge

This season of giving, make a lasting difference to someone like Lembaka.   When Lembaka was just 10 years old, his father was shot and killed by an armed group. Hungry for revenge and fueled by anger, he joined a rival group – leaving his family behind. Lembaka (name changed for privacy) spent eight years … Continued

Calling all Students!

Want to support local people building peace around the world? Want to make a real difference in a way that works for you? Want to lead the way in your university or place of study when it comes to peacebuilding? Yes? Then become a Peace Direct Student Ambassador today! In war zones around the world, … Continued

Remembering Isse

“Calming”, “hopeful”, and “at peace with himself”. These are just some of the messages we have received in tribute to our partner and friend, Abdullahi Isse, who tragically lost his life on Friday 12th July when a hotel in Kismayo, Somalia, was attacked by Al Shabaab. Our thoughts have remained with Isse, and all those … Continued

Calling all local peacebuilders!

Are you a local peacebuilder? We are pleased to be supporting the German non-profit organisation For Peace / Love for Life, who are building an initiative called For Peace to promote the establishment of a Federal Ministry for Peace in Germany (similar to a cabinet level Department of Peacebuilding) and a UN Resolution calling for the … Continued

Youth and Peacebuilding

Young people around the world are charting creative and innovative ways to build peace. This report shares key insights and policy recommendations to enhance youth inclusion in peacebuilding processes, which has the voices and views of young peacebuilders at its heart.

Seven ways we’re building peace in DRC

In eastern Congo, we support our partners to rebuild trust, understanding and community life throughout areas affected by conflict. Working with Centre Résolution Conflits (CRC), Fondation Chirezi (FOCHI) and the Beni Peace Forum (BPF), here are seven ways we are helping those affected by war to rebuild their communities and become more resilient to violence and instability.

Pathways to Peace in Yemen

Peace Direct, Search for Common Ground and Mercy Corps present our “Pathways to Peace” art exhibit in the US Senate Russell Rotunda, now open to the public until May 10.

Music Heals Tour

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” -Leonard Bernstein    Music and the Performing Arts have the power to heal. We are excited to announce that Peace Direct is partnering with Bluegrass Ambassadors  to co-sponsor Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Award for Music and the Performing Arts. Tomorrow’s … Continued