This is the story of Bossou, a village in Forest Guinea at the very epicentre of the deadly Ebola outbreak.
Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, finished his historic state visit to the UK by meeting Colombian women from across London who are working for peace, and renewing his commitment to find a peaceful solution to end over 50 years of war in Colombia.
Last week the United Nations Security Council announced a new Secretary-General (UNSG). António Guterres, former head of the UN refugee agency and Portuguese prime minister, will take up the position at the start of 2017, succeeding Ban Ki-moon.
The peace processes of the Philippines and Colombia have both, in the past, been hailed as shining examples to the world of innovation and negotiation.
Conciliation Resources works to support women of the Colombian diaspora to share their stories, memories and hopes and to claim a place and a voice in the county's peace process.
"You have to forgive. I want to work for peace, so I have to start with myself, I need to forget the past. If I don’t forget, I cannot be an actor for peace for others."
Women of the Colombian diaspora will be visiting their home country this week to ensure their voices are included in the Colombian peace process.
Conciliation Resources joined more than 40 peacebuilding organisations to issue a shared statement to UN member states on embracing the new global framework for peace.
September 26 was an historic day for Colombia. After more than 52 years of war, the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a peace agreement.