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.
On 11th April 2017, Peace Direct was delighted to partner with Humanity United, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Compton Foundation, and others for the War Stories Peace Stories Symposium: a day of intense and inspiring discussion on the power of stories to end wars and bring about peace. We share some photos. Read more »
This week marks the 24th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. At this time of remembrance, we reflect upon the legacy of the tragedy, and share our thoughts on the typically understated role of local agency in the Republic of Rwanda's remarkable post-conflict transformation. Read more »
On March 24th, 2018, Peace Direct joined the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, DC calling for common-sense gun reform in the aftermath of the Marjory Stone Douglas school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Peace Direct's Administrative and Development Assistant Christine Trillana shares her experience. Read more »