Established in 2000, the Peace Appeal Foundation was co-founded and mandated by five Nobel Peace Laureates, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, F.W. de Klerk, Mairead Maguire and Adolfo Esquivel. The founders' vision is to build a culture of peace and non-violence for the children of the world. The foundation supports local, national and international stakeholders in their efforts to create and sustain peace and dialogue processes to transform or prevent violent conflict and build the foundations for a just and durable peace.
"Coordinating Transitional Justice"
Insights into the practice of peacebuilding from the community of the Peace Appeal.
Jeffrey Seul, the Peace Appeal's co-chair, recently published an article in the January 2019 edition of the Negotiation Journal (published by the Harvard Law School) on the challenges to coordinating transitional justice in countries in conflict. The article addresses the real and perceived tensions between human rights and conflict resolution professionals as they seek to "avoid or end the wars that breed human rights violations and the human rights violations that breed wars. The full article is available online from Wiley and Sons here.
Articles and reports exploring approaches to conflict transformation and critical issues facing our partners in the Middle East.
Our Year End/Year Beginning Message....
Invest in Peacebuilding 2019
News and Perspectives
The Hong Kong Protests
“Ripeness [for dialogue] is not something that happens, you create it. You need to understand what is behind the precondition so you can address what is under the table rather than on the table.”
- Hannes Siebert at a closed-door forum organised by the Hong Kong Forward Alliance.
The Peace Appeal Welcomes Our New Intern for Fall 2019
The Peace Appeal is pleased to welcome Sahana Bhagat for its internship program in its US office for the Fall semester.
Sahana is a 3rd year Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia. (The Echols Scholarship program is awarded to app. 5% of entering students within the University of Virginia's College of Arts and Sciences).
Sahana is pursuing a degree in Global Security and Justice, with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. Sahana has a qualitative research background and has most recently returned from conducting ethnographic research for community organizations in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa. She is passionate about humanitarian aid and microfinancing. During her internship, she will be working with Peace Appeal staff on a number of projects related to our support for peacebuilding partners in Zimbabwe and US.
We are excited to have her join us.
2018 Annual Report Available
The Peace Appeal's Annual Report - a snapshot of our work and financial statements is available. Contact us here to request a copy.