Founded by Dr Scilla Elworthy in 2002, Peace Direct is an award-winning, international NGO that finds, funds and amplifies the voice of local peace builders operating in some of the most challenging conflict environments worldwide.

With offices in the UK and the US, the organisation runs 10 partner programs in 8 countries and is the force behind Insight on Conflict, an online local peacebuilding resource with up-to-date reports on current conflicts and listings of local peace organisations.

Peace Direct programs support grassroot peacebuilders working to disarm rebels, resettle refugees, heal communities and revive economies.

For a quick video featuring founder Dr Elworthy, please see the Sweet Songs page here.