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  • Peacebuilder of the Year

    HasNa is pleased to recognize Amanda Messinger as our “Peacebuilder of the Year”. Amanda and her husband Mike have been the coordinators of the Cyprus Friendship Program (CFP) for the DC/VA area since 2010, and they have been vital to its success. First launched in 2009, CFP brings teenagers from Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities to the United States to meet American families and build lasting friendships while developing leadership skills and embracing civic responsibility. Amanda became involved with CFP after hosting two Northern Ireland teens, one a Catholic and one a Protestant, and witnessing firsthand the friendship formed between individuals from a divided population. For for the past six years, she has hosted Cypriot teenagers and located other host families in the DC/VA area, and the CFP has thrived as a result of her hard work. HasNa thanks Amanda for her contributions towards peace in Cyprus and is grateful for her commitment to peacebuilding.

  • Turkish-Armenian Youth Dialogue - TAYD

    HasNa Inc. is launching an annual summer program for Turkish and Armenian teenagers in Washington DC. In partnership with YES, a non-governmental organization in Armenia, we will select 10 Turkish and 10 Armenian teenagers who will participate in peacebuilding workshops, leadership skills training and social activities which will encourage dialogue and long-term friendship between them. By bringing Armenian and Turkish youth in close contact with one another and facilitating dialogue, we will help build an entire generation of Turks and Armenians who have chosen peace and friendship over conflict.

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  • 2015 Annual Report

    Learn more about HasNa's work in 2015 and upcoming trainings in 2016.

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  • How building relationships among Turks and Armenians fosters peace

    Earlier this year, HasNa was approached by Global Peace Services to share our experiences on peacebuilding programs with their audience. The article specifically highlights our most recent Armenia-Turkey initiative, which has taken place over the past year. See pages 3-6 of the newsletter.

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  • Women Entrepreneurs

    HasNa works to enable women to play a prominent role in their local economies. In a business climate that is dominated by men, HasNa programs provide women with the skills and confidence they need to thrive and prosper. Recently, HasNa implemented a program to empower Turkish and Armenian women in their local communities. Each program integrates communication...

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  • Program on Civic Engagement brings Armenian and Turkish Youth together in Washington

    HasNa’s Volunteer Initiative in Turkey & Armenia (VITA) took place from January 18th to February 1st in Washington. The VITA participants are 14 young people from Turkey and Armenia from various ethnic, gender and educational backgrounds, united by the idea and desire to act for the benefit of their communities.

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  • Farm Extension Program

    Farmers in Southeastern Turkey face many obstacles competing in Turkey's produce market mostly due to lack of access to modern agricultural techniques, training, and effective communication with experts. HasNa provides training from Turkish & American agricultural experts who teach farmers how to improve their productivity...

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Youth in Peacebuilding: Call for Applicants

HasNa Inc. and YES invite Armenian and Turkish teenagers to apply to TAYD in summer 2017

HasNa Inc. and YES are launching an annual summer program in the United States which will focus on fostering trust and understanding between Armenian and Turkish Youth. The first Turkish-Armenian Youth Dialogue (TAYD) will be held between June 25 and July 17, 2017. HasNa Inc. and YES will select 10 teenagers from each country through an application process and will pair one Turkish teenager with one Armenian teenager who will be hosted by a neutral American family in the D.C. area for three weeks in summer 2017. During the three week program, teenagers will participate in peacebuilding workshops, educational and social activities which will bring them closer.

Prospective applicants for TAYD should read the selection criteria carefully. All applications must be sent no later than 2 December 2016. For questions please contact


HasNa works…

to give people the support they need to resolve disputes across cultures, ethnicities, and borders. We use a development strategy to bring people of diverse backgrounds together for collaboration on projects and programs that will improve their communities and their relations with one another.


What We Do...

HasNa and our local partners have been implementing programs in Turkey and Cyprus for over a decade. Projects address different needs in each country, based on the same model of conflict resolution, economic empowerment, and sustained collaboration.

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Our Programs...

HasNa has implemented programs within several key areas: water and agriculture, women in business, community groups, youth, and media and communications. HasNa additionally encourages and supports projects led by our program alumni to achieve our mission.

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HasNa relies on volunteers to help make each of our programs a success. Volunteering can be a meaningful experience and is invaluable to the work that we do every day. Individuals and businesses can contribute in various ways to make a difference.

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