Peace Heroes


Lucy Talgieh, Palestine

Lucy Talgieh, a newly-elected municipal representative in Bethlehem, Palestine talks about women’s rights, eradicating extremism and promoting a more peaceful homeland.

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, ICAN

Born in Iran and a refugee in the UK by the age of 11, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini has been a leading international advocate and peace strategist for 20 years.

Mary Akrami, Afghanistan

Mary Akrami, an award winning women’s rights defender, talks about violence in her homeland, discrimination against women and the lives she has saved through her work.

Robinah Rubimbwa, Uganda

Robinah Rubimbwa, long-time peace activist, poet and feminist, recounts her story and discusses how women continue to shape Uganda.

Khedija Arfaoui, Tunisia

Long-time Tunisian peace activist and academic Khedija Arfaoui speaks about her work, peace in the Middle East, and women’s pivotal role in change.

Fatima al-Bahadly, Iraq

Interview with Fatima al-Bahadly, director of Al Firdaws Society, an NGO founded in 2003 in Basra, Iraq, who works actively to demobilise and reintegrate young people and children who have been used by militias.

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