Peace Activists

  • Grantee Spotlight: Aware Girls

    The voices that perpetuate conflict are too often those that should be working to end it—elders, parents, older siblings. Two girls in Pakistan’s Peshawar province decided young people working with their peers could break that pattern. Though they were only 15 and 16, Saba and Gulalai Ismail co-...

    December 11, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Honoring Sally Lilienthal on Her Birthday

    Today, we pay respect to the life of a woman who made history by founding Ploughshares Fund. Like many Americans, Sally Lilienthal was concerned that a thermonuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union could erupt at anytime. And rightly so: it was 1981, the height of the Cold War...

    March 19, 2016 - By Ploughshares Fund