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.
Peace Direct will be accompanying musical acts the Henhouse Prowlers and The Waydown Wanderers on the MUSIC HEALS tour in Nashville TN, Columbus OH, and Newport KY April 17th-20th with a GOAL of raising $15,000 Read more »
Today, President al-Bashir of Sudan has stepped down, following months of protests. We spoke to our local peacebuilding partner, Rasha Ahmed of Collaborative for Peace Sudan (CfPS), about what the overthrow of Bashir might mean for prospects of peace in the country. Read more »
Today is International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, where the world celebrates the power of sport to drive social change and community development, and to foster peace and understanding. We highlight the work of our local partner organisation, the Peace Initiative Network,'s para-football teams. Read more »