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Supporting local leaders in Zimbabwe

The aims of this training were to create sustainable local security structures allowing traditional leaders to solve community conflicts; and to equip leaders with skills to manage and resolve conflict. In Zimbabwe, traditional leaders have been involved in solving conflicts for many decades. Their skills are generally passed from generation to generation, instead of through … Continued

Celebrating Eid al-Fitr

We spoke to Khet Khet, our local partner in Myanmar. She told us about the power of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr in helping to bring communities together to heal after conflict. “Ramadan is an important time for building a virtuous society. In these days of austerity, we also need to be giving. It is a … Continued

First grants reach local organisations through our Afghan Solidarity Fund

We are proud to share that Afghan civil society organisations are now receiving their first grants through our newly established Afghan Solidarity Fund. The Fund supports locally-led peacebuilding and human rights activities through rapid, flexible sub-grants to local civil society organisations. Since its launch in December 2021, we have mobilised almost $500,000 to support local organisations, in partnership with EQUALITY for Peace and Development (EPD).

The Peace Games

In May 2021, our partners the Fondation Chirezi (FOCHI) led an emergency project to support young people affected by violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Hope in the darkness: Looking back at 2021

We have learned to be more adaptable and understanding than ever before. While we may feel less in control of our futures than at any other time in our lives, most of us have met this extraordinary challenge with grace and patience.  In thinking about those qualities – grace, resilience and patience – I am … Continued

Peace Cries Out

Peace Direct is proud to announce the first ‘Peace Cries Out’ event to celebrate inspiring contributions to youth peacebuilding on November 17th, 6-7pm EST. Special guests include Representative Grace Meng (NY) and nationally acclaimed slam poet Charity Joyce Blackwell, as well as youth peacebuilding leaders from around the world. 

Envision’s story

In Zimbabwe, our partners Envision Zimbabwe Women’s Trust continued their work in 2020 in spite of the challenging environment for civil society organisations. Working with the police, they have been helping to reduce violence and increase awareness about COVID-19.