In June 2016, Peace Direct convened a ‘Peace Exchange’ in Northern Nigeria. This brought together 17 local peacebuilding organisations to collectively analyse the conflicts facing their communities, and develop joint strategies to help local groups build peace and prevent more mass atrocities in the region.
This report brings together their analysis and recommendations and adovcates for a shift to a locally-led approach, directly engaging and supporting civil society groups in order to reduce the devastation caused by conflict in Northern Nigeria.
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 »