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Category: Young people and peace

Opening doors for transgender communities in Pakistan

“We transgender people are always discriminated against and face a lot of harassment in all spheres of life… But when we joined TRP, we came to know that we have all the rights as the citizens of Pakistan”.  Transgender Rights Consultants Pakistan (TRCP), is working towards creating equal opportunities, and an environment free from discrimination … Continued

Peace of Mind

This week, we are reflecting on the importance of mental health in peacebuilding. 

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.

10 Years of gratitude for local peacebuilders

This holiday season, I am filled with enormous gratitude for my time with Peace Direct. I look ahead with great hope for the future of locally-led peacebuilding and this remarkable community.

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.