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Transformative Peace ​is a mission based consultancy focused on conflict resolution, preventing violent extremism of all forms, and building inclusive peace processes. Our work is grounded in the belief that peace is fundamental right, and that all members of society are entitled to a role in peacemaking efforts. 


We partner with stakeholders dedicated to preventing and transforming conflicts at the community, national, and international levels, and offer expertise in a range of sectors - including: international mediation; dialogue processes; problem-solving workshops; intersectional negotiation; designing peace processes to ensure women’s participation; conflict analysis, assessment, monitoring and evaluation; and community training. 


Values & Vision

Transformative Peace envisions a world where all peoples are secure in the fact of their basic human rights.

We believe that people can improve their communities when empowered with peacebuilding resources. It is our view that dialogue can not only transform areas affected by conflict, it can turn former adversaries into peaceful neighbors, and give them the tools they need to realize shared, harmonious futures.



Meet Houda Abadi

Houda Abadi has made it her life's mission to advance the cause of peacebuilding. Widely recognized for her nuanced expertise in the MENA region and for her skill in developing impactful conflict resolution solutions, Houda has designed and managed significant peace programs in Syria, in North Africa, and within the Israel-Palestine conflict.  

A sought after speaker and program leader, Houda is a passionate advocate for equality, and is a dedicated champion of human rights. 


Press & Publications

Join the Transformative Peace conversation and immerse yourself in the conflict resolution process by exploring the work of our founder, Dr. Houda Abadi.




Peacebuilding: Community Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism: Morocco as a Case-study. Center for Global Policy. (2019)

Countering Daesh’s Media Strategies: The Role of Community Leaders. In WISEUP, Knowledge ends Extremism. (2017). 


Why Daesh Recruits Women. In WISEUP, Knowledge ends Extremism. (2017). 


Introduction. Countering the Islamophobia Industry: Toward More Effective Strategies. The Carter Center. (2018) 


Introduction. In Guidebook of Research and Practice to Preventing Violent Extremism. The Carter Center. (2017) 


Introduction. In Countering Daesh Propaganda: Action Oriented Research for Practical Policy Outcomes. The Carter Center. (2016) 


Gendered February 20th Movement: Moroccan Women Redefining Boundaries and Identities. CyberOrient (2014)


Celebrating AlHaked: Sound Tracking Resistance. Jaadailyya (2013)


Abraham’s Vision: Unity program Teacher’s Guide. An Introduction to Jewish-Muslim Relations. (2009). 


  • Written with: Aaron Hahn Tapper, Khashani, Lanoil, Peer, Siegel, and Witman .


Women’s Struggles and Movements in Morocco. Montana University Press (2005)


  • Presented at the international conference in Montana University & United Nations 


Us vs. Them: Framing of Islam and Muslims after 9/11. Iowa Journal of Communication


  • Written with: Kim Powell

  • Presented at National Communication Association 


Grassroots Approaches to Peacebuilding at the international conference, “The New Landscape of Terrorism: Applied Outcomes." 

Victoria University, in partnership, Policy Centre for the New South, with support from: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. (2019). 

Yes We Can: Youth Empowerment and Peacebuilding Go Goal. l’Academie Marocaine de La Creativite (2018). 

Promoting Peace through Education. Keynote, Atlanta Institute for Diplomatic Leadership. (2018). 

Religion and Peacebuilding in an Era of Islamophobia: Prospects and Challenges.  Keynote Speech, Emory University and Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia. (2018). 


Community Approaches in Countering Daesh and Islamophobia. Keynote Speech, Forward Global Women. (2017)

American Muslims After Elections: Civic Engagement as an imperative. Keynote, Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Seattle. (2016). 

Countering Extremism Online: Immunizing our Communities. Presented to Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Seattle. (2016). 

Inclusive Approaches to Countering Daesh and Islamophobia. Presented to a multinational delegation of 56 military officers from U. S. Naval War College. (2016). 

Violent Extremism: Setting priorities for research​. United States Institute of Peace. (2016). 

Understanding Daesh and towards more Effective Strategies. U.S Naval War College. (2015). 

Understanding ISIS online propaganda.  Guest Lecturer at Kennesaw State University. (2015). 

Sectarianism in the Middle East.  Great Decision Speakers- Foreign Policy Association. (2012). 

Hollywood and Orientalism.  Panelist on use of Art, Resistance and Mobilization: University of North Carolina. (2013). 

Transnational Muslim Youth, Politics, and Art.  Guest lecturer at Georgia State University: Media and Popular Culture. (2012). 



Recordings & References

Dr. Houda Abadi is a frequent speaker on policy and community issues relating to Islamophobia, violent extremism, and women's rights. Explore her perspective through these scenes from select presentations and seminars.



Let's Succeed Together

"Dr. Abadi's work has a comprehensive focus, both geographically, where she connects the detail of the domestic context with the trends in the transnational one, as well as in transcending single disciplines - she is not confined to the religious discourse, but brings her understanding of the historical, the cultural, the political and the economic to bear on complexity involved in managing the distempers of extremism and bigotry." 


Ebrahim Rasool
South African Ambassador to the United States, retired
Founder and Executive Director  |  World for All Foundation


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