Peacekeeper Amandine Roche's life changed after she met with the Dalai Lama at the age of 18. Following this meeting, Amandine studied human rights and wrote her political science thesis about the Panchen Lama, the youngest prisoner in the world to be kidnapped by the Chinese.
The second life-changing event took place in September 2001 when Amandine was invited by the Taleban in Afghanistan before the American bombings. Afterwards, she decided to come back and commit herself to the country. Since 2001 she has worked and lived on and off in Kabul. These experiences compelled her to pursue the path of peace building and conflict resolution.
Amandine's peace building efforts focus on developing education, media awareness, human rights, gender equality, and youth empowerment as a means for attaining non-violence.