Peace Heroes: Palestine’s Lucy Talgieh

Lucy Talgieh, a newly-elected municipal representative in Bethlehem, Palestine talked to Ms. about women’s rights, eradicating extremism and promoting a more peaceful homeland.

Peace Heroes: ICAN’s Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini

Born in Iran and a refugee in the UK by the age of 11, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini has been a leading international advocate and peace strategist for 20 years.

Peace Heroes: Afghanistan’s Mary Akrami

Extremist ideologies have been on the rise for decades, but does dropping a bomb solve the problem? We interviewed Mary Akrami, an award winning women’s rights defender and director of the Afghan Women Skills Development Center, about this issue.

Peace Heroes: Uganda’s Robinah Rubimbwa

“Senior figures who had refused to support us suddenly realized it was the women of Uganda who were genuinely committed to peace.”

Peace Heroes: Iraq’s Fatima Al-Bahadly

She walked into the enemy’s battlefield in search of her recruited son—and was able to convince tens of other young men to disarm.

Peace Heroes: Tunisia’s Khedija Arfaoui

“It became increasingly important for me to join the fight against radicalization.”

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