Peace & Reconciliation Stories

“I won’t wait for justice, I’ll go out and find it”

More than 16 years after the genocide in Rwanda, thousands of survivors are still waiting for justice on war crimes. CAFOD supports a paralegal scheme, which equips ordinary women with legal skills so they can fight for the rights of their families and communities. Liberaté Mukagihana, 45, says the genocide nearly ‘broke’ her. She lost..


Seeds of Hope – East Timor Ploughshares

Santa Cruz Cemetry

“Battle of the doves and hawks” – this was the title a Guardian reporter used to describe how in 1996, four women – Andrea Needham, Joanna Wilson, Lotta Kronlid and Angie Zelter – took matters into their own hands and attempted to stop Britain selling lethal jets to the Indonesian regime. They all believed that..


Forgiveness and the Jimmy Mizen Foundation

The Mizen Family

Barry and Margaret Mizen recall the murder of their son Jimmy, and convey their determination that good things must come out of his death. “Our son Jimmy was 16 on May 9 2008. He celebrated in the evening with a friend who shared the same birth date. He spent the evening with his many friends..