Since 2012, Father Mark has worked with Conciliation Resources to support returnees from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Here, he discusses his partnership with Conciliation Resources, and what make it effective.
Julienne Mouala first learnt about child psychology when she started working as a young teacher at a school in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). Now she helps young people affected by the conflict.
In the last ten years, around 7,600 people have been abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army. Our partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo are helping those returning from captivity to reconnect with their communities and lead local peacebuilding initiatives.
Pastor Marcelin Ndebalet Mesmin has more reason than most to want revenge. In 2002 his father was killed by rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) - 11 years later his 16 year-old-daughter was also killed:
Mohammed Arif Urfi is a journalist and filmmaker based in Muzaffarabad, the capital of the Pakistani-administered side of Jammu and Kashmir. Along with three other filmmakers, from either side of the divided region, he has made a series of films highlighting the need for collaboration across the Line of Control (LoC).
Mamu Paasewe is chairwoman for the Grand Cape Mount County District Platform for Dialogue (DPD), in Liberia.
Darwisa Jamilon, is a Tausug* from the island of Mindanao in The Philippines. She is a community organiser at the Bangsamoro Development Authority (BDA), which leads relief, rehabilitation and development projects in areas affected by the conflict between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Government of the Philippines.
Dominic T. Johns is Executive Director of Youth Focus Centre in Liberia.
Over the last year, the Central African Republic has seen a dramatic increase in levels of violence. An estimated two thirds of the country is controlled by armed groups and the province of Hotte Kotto is one of the worst affected.
Hassan Osman Shuri lives in Garissa, northern Kenya and is the secretary of the Garissa Township Peace Committee.