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Midwifing change for a more peaceful world

For people and communities in search of non-violent solutions to conflict, Partera offers trainings in conflict transformation and non-violent direct action. We pay particular attention to issues of identity—gender, religion, and the economic roots of violence.

LeeAnn McKenna

Learn more about LeeAnn McKenna

LeeAnn is a trainer-facilitator, writer, occasional lecturer, musician, story-teller and a practitioner of yoga and meditation.  She has more than 25 years of experience working in conflict zones in Latin America, Asia, various regions of India, and Africa and the Middle East. LeeAnn was born and raised in southwestern part of the province of Ontario, Canada with family roots in Québec, Ireland and England.

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Women Rising Up: Meet Yumleima, Warrior of Hope

Her name is Yumleima. She has the exquisite cheekbones and eyes typical of the North East. There is a baby at her …

June Newsletter: Women Rising OR The Butterfly Project!

A recent Op-Ed in the Toronto Star posed this question: ‘Why are women not included in Peacebuilding efforts?’  Exactly our question.  The headline …

Postcard from Kenya #3: Nevertheless: Communities Build Peace

Over the last two weeks here in Kenya, we have been meeting with people who have been at the receiving end of …

Where We Work

  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Palestine
  • Philippines
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Uganda
  • United States

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