Peace Direct partner, Gulalai Ismail, came to London to speak to teens about her work in peacebuilding and gender empowerment in Pakistan. Ismail set up her first program, Aware Girls, at just 16. She now recruits young people to the Seeds of Peace network as well, pursuading people to reject extremism and promote tolerance. UK newspaper, The Guardian, featured Ismail’s visit and her inspiring work in their Poverty Matters Blog. Read the story.
On 11th April 2017, Peace Direct was delighted to partner with Humanity United, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Compton Foundation, and others for the War Stories Peace Stories Symposium: a day of intense and inspiring discussion on the power of stories to end wars and bring about peace. We share some photos. Read more »
This week marks the 24th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. At this time of remembrance, we reflect upon the legacy of the tragedy, and share our thoughts on the typically understated role of local agency in the Republic of Rwanda's remarkable post-conflict transformation. Read more »
On March 24th, 2018, Peace Direct joined the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, DC calling for common-sense gun reform in the aftermath of the Marjory Stone Douglas school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Peace Direct's Administrative and Development Assistant Christine Trillana shares her experience. Read more »