Waging Peace campaigns against human rights abuses in Sudan, where protracted conflicts and poor governance continue to blight the lives of citizens.

We maintain our focus on Sudan even though international attention has moved on to other crises. But just because the outcry at the height of the genocide in Darfur has stopped, it does not mean the suffering is over.

We are committed to contributing to a Sudan that is at peace, that is diverse but inclusive, and that finally realises its potential as a beautiful country that has so much to offer the world.

Unfortunately, many Sudanese have been forced to flee persecution in their country. Many arrive in the UK needing guidance to navigate this new stage of their lives.

Our team supports Sudanese asylum seekers, refugees and the wider diaspora in the UK, helping them receive the services to which they are entitled, and to integrate and participate fully in British life.

Waging Peace’s work is complementary, relying on the unique trust we have built with the Sudanese community after more than a decade of working closely together.

Our support and services are comprehensive and holistic, ranging from finding a destitute asylum seeker a winter jacket, to briefing Parliament, top diplomats and multilateral bodies on the situation in country.

Find out more about our activities.

Our Team

Maddy Crowther

Co-Executive Director
Head of Communications, Research & Asylum

Maddy holds a degree in International Politics, with a focus on African politics, from Cambridge University. She has a background in communications and public affairs with consultancy Linstock Communications.

She has also worked with several NGOs, both in the UK and abroad, producing targeted research and other content, including campaign videos.

You can find her on Twitter at @CrowtherMaddy.

Sonja Miley

Co-Executive Director
Head of Community Engagement & Outreach

Sonja has a degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University. She previously worked in international cultural exchange before joining the civil society sector.

Sonja has worked over 20 years in multicultural environments and has traveled extensively which supports her inclusive and holistic approach to engagement.

Also a certified Brennan Healing Science Practitioner (BHSP), Sonja's ongoing training was focused in psychological sciences and facilitation of groups. She has also worked with several non-profit organisations in the UK and abroad with inner-city youth and other marginalised groups.

You can find her on Twitter at @Sonja_Miley.

Rebecca Tinsley

Founder & President

Rebecca is a journalist and writer who has written for publications such as the New Statesman, Times, Independent and Telegraph. Formerly with the BBC, she has had two novels published. She has stood twice for the British Parliament and was national chair of the Union of Liberal Students.

Rebecca is a trustee of the Carter Centre UK and the Bosnian Support Fund. She has a law degree from the LSE.

Her website is www.rebeccatinsley.com and she is on Twitter @BeckyTinsley.