People Choosing Peace

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

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.

January 17, 2019

After fleeing Syria, Hanane was devastated and became depressed. Now, the resilient refugee is turning her life around in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley...

November 24, 2018

When Iman and her family fled Syria, their devastation could have prompted them to lose hope. But opening a falafel stand has changed everything for them...

August 19, 2018

Sylvester Inedu was attacked in Nigeria because of his ethnic background. Here he recounts his experience, and why he hasn't given up hope.

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