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Former Nepali combatant picks a new fight… against gender inequality

After the Nepalese Civil War ended, Dambara was left with nothing— until our training turned her into an activist for women’s rights.

Reclaiming Identity: a Sri Lanka War Survivor’s Quest

To escape the horrors of war, Thanuja shed her identity. Now, she’s reclaiming it — and building a society that looks past ethnic differences.

From Syria to the Heart of Europe: Journey of a Refugee Actor

Our theater program helped three-time refugee Mahmoud find his vocation. Today, he’s using what he learned to support Syrian refugees in Germany.

Congolese Army Wife Stands Up Against Domestic Violence

Inspired by Search – DRC’s human rights training for the Congolese Army, Sylvie launched her own program to protect women from domestic violence.

Radio Rescue: farmers turn to airwaves over violence in Rwanda

Every Sunday afternoon, thousands of listeners across Rwanda tune into a radio show that became a lifeline for farmers at risk of losing everything.

Bend it like Beckham: a girl’s love of football changes Nepali village

14-year-old Samsun is a Muslim girl living in Southern Nepal. Search for Common Ground’s Football Clinic unleashed the social activist within her.

Freedom From Fear

A childhood marred by war left Pirem afraid and mistrustful of other ethnic groups — until he experienced an unexpected human connection.