“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
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
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.
“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
In May, as the U.S. Congress debated an expansion of its authority to intervene militarily in Somalia, our Somali partners visited Washington and Minnesota to share their innovative peacebuilding work. Isse Abdullahi directs the Social Life and Agricultural Development Organization (SADO), which provides young people with job training and conflict resolution skills. Halima Farah Godane … Continued