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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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Rev’d Dr Martin Luther King, Jr: The Unspeakable

MLK Day is a holiday in the United States but not here in Canada.  While our neighbours to the south stage walk-a-thons […]

Escaping War, Building Peace Our year-end Appeal

I’ve always been amazed with the resilience of children living in war zones.  I have spent time with them, from Colombia and […]

Partera 2020: What’s happening in 2020?

We receive many more invitations that we can respond to in any given year. Twenty twenty is no exception. In so many […]

Where We Work

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

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