The Voice Project, one of whose founders is Peter’s daughter Anna, need your help in gaining a $50,000 grant that will help support their initiatives.
For over two decades war ravaged northern Uganda. It is Africa’s longest running conflict and it has spread to South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. The women of northern Uganda – widows, rape survivors, and former abductees have been banding together in groups to support each other.
Taking their cue from these women The Voice Project began with one artist covering another to pass on the torch and message to others. They have created ongoing chains of songs and artists that use music to help raise awareness and drive donations to their website to support local initiatives and amplify peace, reconciliation and rehabilitation efforts. Above you can listen to Peter’s contribution to The Voice Project and the incredible chain of communication started by the women of Uganda with his cover of “beautiful piece of writing” by Tom Waits.
Check out The Voice Project programs page to learn more about how they are making a difference on the ground.