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Celebrating 35 Years of unCommon Courage

Search for Common Ground President & CEO Shamil Idriss thanks staff and supporters for their commitment to SFCG’s work and discusses the organization’s last 35 years of working with local communities and national leaders to end violent conflict and to build healthier, more stable, and more just communities.

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Nigeria’s ‘Mama Gender’: from child bride to gender activist

Known as ‘Mama Gender,’ Nigeria’s Ene Ede is working to ensure that women are equally represented in politics, media, business, and within the home.

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2016 #CGAwards: Sunaina

In Nepal, women have faced years of oppression and inequality. But after participating in a Search for Common Ground training, Sunaina was inspired to show women’s essentialness to the country through an ancient art form called Mithila.

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Journalists in Nigeria Learn How to Report on Conflict & Trauma

In our efforts to strengthen the capacity of the media in areas of reporting and program design, Search Nigeria recently organized a Conflict & Trauma Sensitive Journalism Training for 60 journalists (30 from Adamawa State & 30 from Borno State) which began on February 13th. In conflict affected […]

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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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“Conflict is Inevitable, Violence is not”: Shamil Idriss at Pacific Lutheran University

Our President and CEO Shamil Idriss will be speaking about grassroots conflict prevention at the Pacific Lutheran University on March 1st.

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Earthquake in Nepal – How You Can Help

Learn more about how we supported civilians in the immediate aftermath of the crisis and during the reconstruction phase.