Started in 2016 , the Peacemaker 360 campaign was founded by Christian Cirhigiri, a peace activist from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The idea emerged from his Master’s thesis research where he investigated the roles played by young activists in eastern Congo, Burundi and Sri Lanka in promoting ethnic reconciliation in their communities. One of the key findings of Christian’s research was the lack of visibility in both mainstream and social media of the incredible works done by these youth and their life stories.
So Christian thought of committing to telling these stories with the goal of creating a global community of peace activists that learn from each other’s experiences and encourage each other in their noble causes. And that was the beginning of the Peacemaker 360 Campaign. We profile and share peace activists’ stories with three specific goals: inspire, connect, and amplify global peace activism efforts. Support our cause by connecting us with activists in your community or by donating any amount towards our upcoming project. To learn more about the campaign write to email@example.com or visit our Facebook page.
Meet The Brains Behind The Success of Peacemaker360°
Christian Cito Cirhigiri
Christian Cito Cirhigiri is a Congolese peace activist with eight years supporting youth participation in peacebuilding processes in eastern Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. Christian is passionate about mass communications and the role of social media to foster knowledge and experience sharing among peacebuilding professionals around the world
Daniel Rivkin is an international media executive, who has worked in some 70 countries as a journalist, producer, bureau chief, and global product manager for Reuters, and then as a general manager and corporate communications consultant for governments and some of the world’s largest companies, NGOs and international agencies.
Maija Jespersen is a writer and researcher focused on normative violence and positive peace. Her publications include, “Men are not Yang and Women are not Yin: Gender Construction in the Tao Te Ching and I Ching” and, “The Goddess-Worshipping Age: Feminist Egalitarianism in Prehistory and Early History,” in Feminism and Religion: How Faiths View Women and Their Rights (2016)
Public Relations Manager
Jessica Kastoun is a Lebanese and Australian dedicated lawyer passionate to promote human rights everywhere. Jessica is keen on supporting the rights of marginalized individuals and communities.