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.
Khadija was born in Kismayo, Somalia. Her story and her experienceof the Somali civil war helps us to understand the instrumental role played by women in the construction, prosecution and resolution of violent intra and inter-clan conflict. Her story is one of honesty and bravery. Read more »
Achieving financially sustainability can be a significant challenge for peacebuilding organisations. Understanding and improving the factors that affect the finances and funds of these organisations is critical, as is understanding alternative resources available to them, which can be just as important as financing. Read more »
In the city of Kano in northern Nigeria, an area regularly affected by violent conflict, skills training workshops offer young people a better future. We support our local partner, Peace Initiative Network (PIN), to give young people a pathway to peace. Read more »