Unlocking the power to get things done
This study aims to contribute to the growing recognition and development of locally led aid modalities and partnership models. It does so on the ‘practical’ rather than ‘ideas’ front – in that it starts from a policy context in which the imperatives of ownership and agency have long been acknowledged, but in which there remains a significant and prevailing gap between rhetoric and implementation on the ground.
By identifying good practice examples of partnership models in the peacebuilding, development and humanitarian fields, Peace Direct hopes to contribute towards a shift in practice within the aid industry, whereby locally led approaches are prioritised.
Two fearless female activists, Gulalai Ismail from Pakistan and Gauri Lankesh from India, have won a prestigious award for defiending human rights. Read more »
Badar* has an incredible story of nonviolence. By talking to a young boy recruited by a militant organisation he his life, along with many others. Read more »
This International Day of Peace, we draw inspiration from Gulalai Ismail, who is building lasting peace against all odds.
Today, 2 billion people live in areas of conflict and violence. But this International Day of Peace, we take courage from someone who, against all odds, is building peace. Together we can stop wars, one person at a time. Read more »