Sparks of Hope

#WalkTogether is building a bright web of hope made up of stories of Sparks of Hope. These are communities building a movement for the freedoms we value - and which Mandela dedicated his life to the achievement of.

Dialogue is the key to conflict resolution and social cohesion

The road to a peaceful Iraq is fraught with challenges and citizens struggle to survive against a backdrop of political dysfunction, infighting and extremism. Hundreds of thousands have fled the ...

Women are an unstoppable force for peace 1

Thousands of women, Israelis and Palestinians, marching together through the desert, dressed in white, holding banners, singing and dancing for peace is a sight that is hard to ignore. This ...

No peace and stability without women

Women are often the ones encouraging families and communities to change their actions and behaviour, and live in peace and cohesion. However, it was only in 2000 when the United ...

Peace education: war-torn children regain hope

Over the past 6 years, several rounds of UN-led peace talks in Geneva as well as parallel talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, have failed to stop the fighting in Syria. The ...

Natural resources: a source of peace and prosperity

Disputes over natural resources – such as land, fresh water, minerals or fishing rights – are wide spread around the globe and often trigger violence and destruction were there is ...

Breaking the Silence

Some of the most powerful voices for peace can belong to soldiers; men and women who know what conflict means, the impact it has on those who fight and the ...

District Six Museum

On the surface of it, the label of being a ‘spark of hope’ might be an unusual way of thinking about a community which was destroyed under Apartheid. Despite resistance ...

Search for Common Ground: Theatre building bridges to Peace

Differences are natural: without them, our society would not evolve, injustices would never be questioned, and relations would remain frozen. Too often differences become the source of violent conflict. Conflicts ...

Open Street Map: Activating Youth Peace Builders

The 2017 Global Peace Index shows that the world has become less peaceful over the last decade. This is because even in countries not experiencing violent conflict the situation is ...