People Choosing Peace

Here we feature ordinary people making extraordinary choices in war zones around the world.

September 5, 2020

A virtual fundraising event this month across the US is aimed at supporting and connecting youth in conflict zones during COVID-19.

May 2, 2020

The Sri Lankan civil war between government forces and the Tamil Tigers left lingering wounds but a new reading program is helping youth find common ground...

January 18, 2020

"The peacebuilders in Iraq have been targeted by the militias, by the Iraqi government, by many different groups just because they're trying to promote peace..."

August 16, 2019

Born into poverty in Kano, Nigeria, Shehu was recruited into a gang when he was just seven years old...

May 15, 2019

"Not only are youth more receptive to messages of peace but we are also best placed to reach out to youth involved in armed groups."

May 7, 2019

"We need to go slowly...until everyone is ready to engage into direct dialogue...Everyone is speaking about peace...even the leaders of the armed groups."

February 26, 2019

In 2016, Dieudonné was kidnapped by a group of armed men as he returned home from working the fields with his family. Here's what happened when he returned...

February 18, 2019

Despite the hardships of fleeing war in Syria, Mohamad is eager to share his approach to the challenges of displacement...

February 4, 2019

Mohammed was the founder and leader of a violent armed gang under Boku Haram, but when a youth peace group reached out to him it changed everything...

January 28, 2019

Amadou lives in the town of Mopti in central Mali, and works with young people in prison, many of whom have been affiliated with armed groups.

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