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Forest Whitaker to Participate in HeForShe Arts Week Launch with Emma Watson

March 3, 2016 On Tuesday, March 8th—International Women’s Day—UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker will take part in the HeForShe Arts Week launch event at The Public Theatre in New York City. The highlight of the event will be a conversation between Mr. Whitaker and more

Securing a Future for Child Soldiers

By Forest Whitaker February 12, 2016 The word “childhood” usually brings to mind things like school, friends, or play. But for too many children, these are foreign concepts. In dozens of armed conflicts around the world, there are currently tens of thousands of children—and some estimates even more

On the Pathway Towards Peace: WPDI’s 2015 Annual Report

2015 was a busy year for the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative and for our youth peacemakers, who continue to develop their skills as leaders and community builders. Around the world, from Mexico to Los Angeles to Uganda to South Sudan, our peacemakers have been hard at work more