In 2017 we supported 22,393 people to live safer, more peaceful lives as a result of our work with local people building peace around the world.
These are a handful of impact stories and statements that our partners shared with us in 2017. As the front cover of this year’s report reminds us, local people around the world are at the forefront of action to tackle the causes of violence and rebuild lives after war has torn them apart.
Local peacebuilders are making peace a practical reality for thousands of people across the globe, and we are committed to supporting them.
Read the highlights in our Impact Report.
This video was produced by Zoomin.TV, as part of their Local Heroes series. It shares the story of Shehu, who runs a boxing ring in Nigeria to provide young people with alternatives to violence. Read more »
On Friday 12th July, Al-Shabaab attacked a hotel in Kismayo, Somalia. 26 people were killed in the attack and tragically one of those killed was Abdullahi Isse, Executive Director of SADO, local partner of Peace Direct. Read more »