Peace Building

Working Group

Connie Duran Robertson, Mexico
Diane Levin, United States
Ella Williams, United States
Kishor Shrestha, Nepal 
Laura Henry, United Kingdom
Nanditha Hetitantri, Sri Lanka



Building networks of knowledge, support and advocacy for early childhood practice and policies in regions experiencing or emerging from armed conflict.


From Conflict to Peacebuilding

This book contains stories of hope and encouragement and of just what early childhood practitioners can do and achieve in the face of adversity. From Conflict to Peace Building shows us that it is possible to make a real difference in the lives of children and families in societies affected by conflict. The book is available online, for free.

The stories, from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chad, Colombia, Nepal, Northern Ireland, Palestine, and United States, illustrate the power of the early years sector, not only as a foundation stone upon which to re-build communities, but also as a vehicle for peace building because of its ability to reach across political divides and to encourage the differing sides in conflict to develop alternative visions of the future based around the needs of children.

In English: From Conflict to Peacebuilding

En Español: viene pronto / coming soon 

Webinar: Explore Peace Building with Young Children

Healing the Self: An Experience of Post-Earthquake in Nepal

By Meenakshi Dahal

When I reached the shelter after a week, Rabin (name changed), age 5, came running towards me asking why I was not there for about a week. I asked smiling, whether he missed me. He slowly replied, “yes, I was waiting for you every day. We had nothing to do.” And I […]

Share Your Stories of Children’s Positive Healing Experiences

Please share your practical stories of helping children deal with stress and trauma with our Peace Building Working Group. How do children learn to feel safe and secure, and develop resilience, when faced with violence and natural disasters? Learn more…