Videos

Terre d'Entente

Life during land conflict in Africa: the story of “Terre D’Entente”

In the Great Lakes region of Africa, 90% of the population depend on agriculture to survive. Our initiatives to eliminate land conflict help rural communities thrive — and save lives in the process.

suheir rasul

Building a united front of women leaders

Across the Middle East and North Africa, we planted the seed for a united front that can advance the cause of women rights.

elisa dari

An interview with Elisa Dari,
Lebanon Country Director

Bridging the “us vs. them” divide is at the basis of conflict transformation.

children-peacebuilding-1

How can children contribute to peacebuilding?

Ibrahim, Obaida, Abdelkader and Mohammad show how Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian children, teachers, and animators are playing an active role in effecting positive change in their communities through the Rainbow of Hope project.

Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 3.47.54 PM

Ana La’abah: I am a girl and a football player

Jordan has welcomed over a million Syrian refugees since the beginning of the neighboring conflict. In some instances, this rapid influx has led to tensions between refugees and host communities. As one way to address this while empowering girls at the same time, the project ‘Ana La’abah’ engaged 96 girls from Jordanian and Syrian backgrounds living in the north of Jordan in football training. The football training gave the girls new confidence, widened their social circle and allowed them to build lasting friendships across dividing lines.

Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 3.39.10 PM

Ana La’abah: Escaping loneliness through football

Asala (15) had to say goodbye to her friends when she fled her home country Syria to come to Jordan. She felt isolated and lonely in her new school. Participating in the football training for the project ‘Ana La’abah’ helped her to connect and start making friends. Football doesn’t care who comes from where – in order to be successful, teams have to work together.

Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 3.31.48 PM

Ana La’abah: Defying social norms to play football

Military man Senjam Al-Heji is the proud father of Joud, a talented young football player. Although they faced prejudice and disapproval from people who believe football is not for girls, they persisted in perfecting Joud’s skills. Joud’s participation in the project ‘Ana La’abah’ allowed her to take her football practice out of the limitation of her home. It helped her to make new friends, visit different places and become more independent. She has big plans for the future.