One of the biggest obstacles to peace in the Middle East is a lack of hope. Both sides wanting peace, but worn down by years of conflict and not believing that is a partner for peace on the other side.
Your donation will support on the ground peace work in Israel, Palestine and in the US. It will support our 2013 campers and Young Leaders as they put their Creativity for Peace training into practice. Their message of hope and peace will ripple out to family, friends, colleagues, and communities. As Rula Abu Hussein, a Palestinian Israeli Young Leader said: "Even if we're not large in number, we will bring change. All you need is one brave woman who wants to contribute something to this world"
In our tenth anniversary year the work our Young Leaders are undertaking in their communities, countries and internationally is proving that investing in smart, courageous, and compassionate girls and women pays off. Becoming a peacemaker is not a one-time event but a decision made daily to keep standing up against discrimination, hatred, cynicism and above all, hopelessness. PEACE WILL COME - THIS HOLIDAY SEASON HELP OUR YOUNG LEADERS CREATE PEACE ONE STEP AT TIME.