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Conflict and Peace Building

Nearly 30 years after the Rwandan genocide, thousands of maimed amputees remind us of the war that took 500,000 lives in 100 days. War leaves marks that cannot be erased—not only in Rwanda, but on every continent.

Reporting from Conflict and Peacebuilding examines the roots of conflict, whether it be religious hatred, sectarian rivalry, a security vacuum, the struggle for natural resources, or the desperation that results from poverty.

Pulitzer Center journalists also cover war’s aftermath: the transitional governments that result in chaos, diplomacy that goes awry, peace talks that never end, and the people who suffer the consequences, young and old. We see the children who go hungry, lose their homes, leave school, become combatants, or join the jihad.

Often the end to conflict leaves turmoil in its wake while the road to peace seems circuitous: In South Sudan, rebel-commanders-turned politicians plunge the country into civil war. In the U.S., troops return home from one war only to be re-deployed to another. But everywhere, in every conflict, there are also voices crying out for peace, determined to heal the divide.

 

Conflict and Peace Building

Venezuela on the Brink

With food shortages, collapsing health care, spiraling violence, political chaos and an economy in free-fall, Venezuelans of all types are living out the slow collapse of their country.

Central African Republic: Conflict and Promise

With a population numbering just 5 million, Central African Republic is a microcosm of sub-Saharan Africa's most enduring political and humanitarian crises. It is also the site of one of the continent's most ambitious attempts at preserving biodiversity.

Cold War Fault Lines

From Estonian militias to separatist fighters in Ukraine, tensions between NATO and Russia are approaching Cold War levels.

The Stolen Generation

“You people will know your mistakes,” one boy was told. “You have come to where you will enjoy your life.”

Declining Violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

A multimedia project about the psychology of violence. The project follows Diego, a former gang member, on his personal journey of reconciliation and redemption in Ciudad Juarez.

William Wheeler: Libya

Reporting from Tripoli, Pulitzer Center grantee William Wheeler looks at Libya's attempt to transform itself into a stable, peaceful and democratic country.

Meet Students from Congo

In this video you will meet young Congolese students from the Magengo Institute in Goma (Eastern Congo). Watch and learn about their daily lives.

Peace and Justice in Montgomery

Sharing a visit to the Peace and Justice Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, at Swanson Middle School in Arlington, Virginia. The memorial was established by the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization headed by civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson, "to create hope for marginalized communities."

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