Like Losing Your Children on a Daily Basis

   •    May 17, 2012

Bushra Hyder, a peacebuilder and educator, believes that women in Pakistan need to unite and call for peace in her country—just as women in Northern Ireland and Sudan have done—in order to save future generations from more violence. In an interview in 2011, she described her concern about the mental health of youth growing up in camps for internally displaced people (IDP) who have fled violence in the Khyber Pukhtunkwa (KPK) region. By talking with these youth, she and other women peacebuilders were able to deter them from wanting to join the extremist groups because they blamed the Pakistani government for their suffering.

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