Peace Direct supports 11 local organisations on the frontlines of conflict in nine countries around the world.

 

Burundi

In Burundi we support two local organisations to report on violence and human rights abuses and prevent young people from turning to violence. Read more »

DR Congo

In DR Congo we support two local organisations working to stop war and build livelihoods. Read more »

Israel-Palestine

In Israel-Palestine we support local organisation, Heartbeat, to bring young people together through music. Read more »

Pakistan

In Pakistan we support local organisation, Aware Girls, to stop young people turning to extremism and violence. Read more »

Philippines

In the Philippines We support local organisation Kapamagogopa Incorporated (KI) to bring communities back together in Mindanao, the region worst affected by the conflict. Read more »

Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka we support local organisation, the Centre for Peace Building and Reconciliation (CPBR), which aims to reconcile previously divided ethnic and religious groups, engaging with religious and community leaders and with youth. Read more »

Somalia

In the city of Kismayo, we work with local organisation, SADO, to provide skills training in mechanics, electronics and tailoring. This supports local young people to build livelihoods, get jobs and earn an income, providing a practical alternative to militant groups or the treacherous boat journey across the Mediterranean. Read more »

Sudan

In Sudan, we work with a local organisation called Collaborative for Peace Sudan (CfPS) whose network of Peace Committees intervene and help resolve local level disputes in the southern region of South and West Kordofan. Read more »

Zimbabwe

Our local partner, Envision Zimbabwe Women’s Trust, has been workto address a deeply embedded culture of violence by training traditional local  leaders and engaging the police force in conflict transformation. Read more »

 

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