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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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Girifna

Dateline: Juba, South Sudan, 2011 In 2010, Girifna was formed, inspired by the region’s Arab Spring. It was made up of mostly …

Springtime in Sudan

Dateline: Omdurman, Training in Conflict Transformation It’s 2010. Zafra explains her group’s role-play. Though she lives on Tutti Island, a delta created …

A Woman’s Place is in the Revolution

Dateline: 13 April 2019 I think of that story today, as Sudanese activists succeed in their years-long campaign to oust Omar al-Bashir from …

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