Our Impact Report highlights the achievements of the Peace Direct network in 2021.
Across 15 countries, 257 local peacebuilding organisations received support from us in 2021. That’s ten times the number of groups we worked with just five years ago. 153 groups received support through our Local Action Fund. This model provides a more flexible approach to peacebuilding, through small grants and a focus on strengthening local groups.
We continued longstanding partnerships with organisations like Uru, the youth-led hub building bridges between young people and decision-makers in the Central African Republic.
But we also forged new relationships: As the Taliban took over Afghanistan last August, we responded quickly speaking with local peacebuilders and established a new partnership with Equality for Peace and Development.
And we continued to push for systems change in our advocacy work, releasing our ground-breaking report, Time to Decolonise Aid.
Explore our Impact Report and take the time to read stories like Séraphin’s – a former militia member in DRC, who escaped and was given a second chance through the work of Cadre de Concertation Intercommunautaire.
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has seen decades of violent conflict. Gold reserves have often been considered a driver of these conflicts. With over 160 armed groups active in eastern DRC, this is a widespread threat to peace in the region. Read more »
Twelve months ago, on August 15th, the Taliban declared that it had taken control of Afghanistan, two decades after the US-led invasion. Peace Direct published a statement at the time, in solidarity, and expressing our concern for women and youth peacebuilders at risk of reprisal. Read more »
Conflict often results in children missing out on education. 11 years of conflict in Syria has seen over 2.4 million children being forced out of school. Our partner Sawaad’na works to reintegrate children into education in Syria, providing them with the tools they need to achieve their dreams. Read more »