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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Freedom From Fear

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

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Not Scared

Doctor Mamadou recovered from Ebola. With Search, he works in schools in Guinea to fight the stigma against survivors.