About Tanenbaum’s Peacemakers in Action Network
Tanenbaum’s Peacemakers are the men and women doing the hard, dirty, grassroots work that tackles violence head-on. But you probably don’t know them. They include:
- Two Nigerians – a Muslim and a Christian – who once tried to kill each other as opposing militia leaders. Today, they work together to stop armed conflicts in Nigeria and Kenya and across the Middle East.
- A devout Muslim woman who founded 80 secret schools for girls in Afghanistan. Her work now reaches more than 10 million Afghans through those schools – and through health care and women-centric programs.
Tanenbaum established the Peacemakers in Action Network so they can:
- Coordinate on-the-ground interventions in armed conflicts.
- Help keep each other out of harm.
- Provide each other with ideas and strategies for peace.