Publications

Racial Justice and Building Peace in the United States

Photo by Thor Morales/+Peace Violent conflict is on the rise in the United States. Black Americans and people of color continue to bear the brunt of this violence and injustice. Peace Direct, The Bail Project, Activate Labs, +Peace, and The Mary Hoch Center for Reconciliation invited local activists, changemakers, organizers, healers, and peacebuilders to a … Continued

Digital Pathways for Peace

As peacebuilders place increasing importance on the use of digital technologies to sustain peacebuilding work in this midst of the Covid‑19 pandemic, we convened an online consultation for people across the globe to share insights and knowledge on how to capitalise on the opportunities for peace that digital technologies provide. The latest in our series … Continued

Impact Report 2019

Working with inspiring individuals and communities at the centre of peacebuilding efforts from Somalia to the Philippines, in 2019 we supported almost 28,000 people to turn away from violence and build peace from the ground up. Local peacebuilders are making peace a practical reality for thousands of people across the globe, and we are committed … Continued

Local peacebuilder perspectives on the U.S. Global Fragility Act

The U.S. government passed the Global Fragility Act in 2019, directing U.S. agencies to create a Global Fragility Strategy to assist conflict-affected countries. The law mandates that the U.S. government create this strategy in consultation with local civil society and national and local governments, among other partners. Peace Direct and the Alliance for Peacebuilding recently … Continued

Diffuser la paix

Notre nouveau rapport, “Diffuser la paix: perspectives et enseignements des artisans de la paix dans l’Est de la RDC”, partage les points de vue des groupes de la société civile locale et dresse la carte des efforts locaux de consolidation de la paix dans un contexte de violence croissante. Le rapport présente les arguments en … Continued

COVID-19 and local peacebuilding

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic grows, our focus remains on how we can continue to support communities breaking through cycles of violent conflict.  Recently, we convened more than 450 peacebuilders from around the world in online consultations to discuss how the current COVID-19 crisis is impacting their work, changing their needs, and shaping … Continued

Towards locally-led peacebuilding – partnership approaches

This brief on partnership approaches is part of a series called ‘Towards locally-led peacebuilding’ intended to highlight gaps in current policy and practice. As partnerships between international and local organisations commence, evolve and come to an end, they offer an opportunity to support locally-led approaches and achieve sustainable outcomes. We have identified nine crucial principles … Continued

Broadcasting Peace

Our new report, ‘Broadcasting Peace: Insights and lessons from local peacebuilders in Eastern DRC’, shares insights from local civil society groups, and maps local peacebuilding efforts amid rising violence in the country. The report makes the case for local peacebuilders working to counter this trend. Congolese peacebuilders are effectively engaging in atrocity prevention in a variety … Continued

Radical Flexibility: Strategic Funding for the Age of Local Activism

“Radical Flexibility: Strategic Funding for the Age of Local Activism” is a report produced as a collaboration between Peace Direct and Riva Kantowitz, an independent consultant focused on innovative and effective donor financing. This report outlines how a groundbreaking new fund is needed to address the lack of funding for local actors. It is also … Continued