“I told my mom “mom, why nobody hears us? why nobody saves the children? why nobody does something? Why nobody hears the voice when all the children are yelling and crying and running from bombs?” And then my mom told “you can tweet,” and then I started tweeting and my first tweet and I was so scared that nobody will hear me. I told my mom “I think it didn’t work” and then she told me “wait.” I waited and then the other day I opened the phone and many people started hearing me.”
9-year-old peace activist and author, Bana Alabed, talks about being a child who sees and experiences war unfolding in front of her. Bana reminds us that there is no age limit to start promoting peace; all it takes is to take action with the tools we have at our disposal.
London Peace Talks 2018. Recorded at the Salesforce Tower on December 11, 2018.