Peace Direct: We gave birth to peace: Khadija’s Story

2018-07-28

Peace Direct: We gave birth to peace: Khadija’s Story

Khadija was born in Kismayo, Somalia. Her experience of the Somali civil war helps us to understand the instrumental role played by women in constructing, sustaining, and most importantly resolving conflict. She shares how she has swapped her spot on the battlefield for one at the table of peace. This brave and honest story comes from a joint study on women in conflict and peacebuilding between Peace Direct and the Life & Peace Institute, with their respective local partners in Kismayo, Somalia. Our local partner SADO (the Social-life and Agricultural Development Organisation) works to reduce violence, to provide alternatives for young people at risk of joining militant groups, and to encourage young people and women to play more active roles in social and political life.

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Peace Direct: We gave birth to peace: Khadija’s Story
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