Peace Direct’s Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders photography prize looked for photos that best illustrated the theme of ‘local peacebuilding’. Images which capture the essence of local people actively building peace in their communities or localities -preventing conflict, resolving conflict as it happens, or healing the effects of conflict. $1,000 worth of camera gear was available in prizes.
Peace Direct are delighted to see the British government this week refocusing its overseas aid towards stopping conflicts around the world. Launching its new aid policy, the government committed 50% of its international development budget to ‘fragile countries and regions’ – many of which are conflict-affected – and recognised ‘the crucial role peace and security play in development’.
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is observed on the 25th of November each year and aims to raise awareness of some of the gravest concerns facing women today – including systematic rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence. The day was created by the United Nations to highlight … Continued
This International Day of Non-Violence on Friday, commemorates 146 years since the birth of India’s pre-eminent peacemaker, Mahatma Gandhi, who led his country to independence and pioneered the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. It is crucial that as we look to success stories like Gandhi, we acknowledge the obstacles peacebuilders of today regularly face in their work.