Peace Heroes: Mobina Jaffer is Canada’s Women, Peace and Security Champion

Canadian Senator Mobina Jaffer’s life and career capture the spirit and essence of International Women’s Day. We talked to her about her experiences as a female envoy and mediator and her persistent struggle to ensure women’s participation in peace-making.

Peace Heroes: Rodolfo Domínguez Márquez Fights Femicide with Accountability in Mexico

Every 24 hours, seven women are murdered in Mexico; the nation ranks 16th in femicide incidences. Rodolfo Domínguez Márquez is a leading figure in the fight to demand accountability on this crisis.

These Pakistani Women Are Cutting Off Extremists’ Resources—One Thread at a Time

Mossarat Qadeem and the Tolana Mothers convinced a dozen women to stop stitching suicide jackets for extremist groups.

Peace Heroes: How Hamsatu Allamin Changed Boko Haram to Boko Halal

“Nobody else was doing anything, so I said, this is a period where someone has to engage with them. This mad circle of violence has to be stopped. I started my work.”

Peace Heroes: Ahlem Nasraoui Fights Terrorism in Tunisia with Entrepreneurship

Tunisia ranks among the highest per capita exporters of extremists in the world. Ahlem Nasraoui believes youth bear the torchlight for change.

Peace Heroes: Pakistani Activist Mossarat Qadeem Responds to Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of providing “safe havens to terrorist organizations.” But Pakistani peace practitioners like Mossarat Qadeem have been putting their blood, sweat and tears into doing the exact opposite.

Faiza Dhocob is Fighting Terror in Somalia in the Face of Destruction

A ground-shaking terror attack that destroyed hotels, government offices and restaurants left the office of Witness Somalia—an organization aiming to help war-torn Somali society pursue peaceful pathways, free from violence, through empowering women and youth—completely destroyed.

Pakistani Peacebuilder Bushra Hyder is Fighting Off Calls for Jihad as the Rohingya Crisis Heightens

As news and images of the Burmese military’s attacks on the Rohingya community spread around the world, principal and peace education pioneer Bushra Qadeem Hyder was among the first to see the impact on the students around her.

Peace Heroes: Sureya Roble is Bringing Women to the Table to Fight Extremism in Kenya

“Whatever decisions and policies are being put forth, women must be at the forefront.”

Peace Heroes: How Visaka Dharmadasa’s Tragedy Led to a Rise in Sri Lankan Peace Activism

Visaka Dharmadasa’s two elder sons were drafted into the army. When one went missing, she led a delegation of other mothers of missing servicemen into the jungles to meet with the guerillas who were responsible for their fates.

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