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Job Opportunity at Saferworld: Regional Development Manager

Regional Development Manager, Africa

based in Kampala OR Nairobi


Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives.  We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the…


Added by Marie Aziz on February 9, 2016 at 7:16am — No Comments

On the Centenary of the Death of Rosenberg’s Rat

I      Cosmopolitan Sympathies

Being of follower of Tom Paine - 

Like Rosenberg’s Rat

I have cosmopolitan sympathies.

No doubt Remy would have said:

‘The world is my country

To be a rat is my condition’

Though in its squeak

There would have doubtless been:

“Un peu de sarcasme – Monsieur”

[In an attempt to engage obliquely

We idealists feign the droll and sardonic].

Across in the opposition trenches

A German…


Added by Keith Johnson on February 8, 2016 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Build Peace 2016 Conference: Towards Transformation (exploring linkages between Tech & Peacebuilding), Switzerland

Peacebuilding is fundamentally about change, and most discussions about peacebuilding are really about how to change less than ideal situations into slightly better ones. Over time, answers to these questions have increasingly recognised that conflict might in fact contribute to positive political, cultural and societal processes. The change needed no longer revolves around resolving or managing conflict, but rather transforming it away from violence and destruction towards…


Added by Helena Puig Larrauri on February 8, 2016 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Building peace through education by Kirthi Jayakuma

Kirthi Jayakumar shares her experience teaching English with Pax Populi, an initiative that pairs tutors from all over the world with students in Afghanistan.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Published by Peace Direct, Insight on Conflict is the leading online resource for local…


Added by Insight on Conflict on February 8, 2016 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Executive Director of the Human Rights Center (HRC), University of Dayton


The University of Dayton seeks a visionary and strategic leader to serve as the inaugural Executive Director of the University’s Human Rights Center (HRC). This is an exceptional opportunity for a collaborative and innovative…


Added by Natalie Florea Hudson, Ph.D. on February 8, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

What do you have to lose?


When the Syrian refugees are going to start pouring into this country, we don’t know if they’re ISIS, we don’t know if it’s a Trojan horse….it…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on February 7, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Clever devils: getting good people to act bad

Moral disengagement involves a set of unconscious psychological processes allowing individuals to engage in or support or tolerate inhumane treatment of others while still thinking of themselves as good people.  Common examples include using euphemistic language to make bad things sound less bad (“collateral damage”),…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on February 6, 2016 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Media distortions: An international phenomenon

By Steven Youngblood, director,Center for Global Peace Journalism

(Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica)--Media distortions and myths were central to our best discussion of the week here at my peace journalism workshop at the University for Peace in Costa Rica.

One of the central tenets of peace journalism is that reporting as traditionally practiced exaggerates and distorts reality. The basic premise of this theory, as…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on February 5, 2016 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Tunisia and Ukraine: Linchpins of U.S. interests

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.

By: Kristin M. Lord and William B. Taylor

The Obama administration’s announcement this…


Added by Viola Gienger on February 5, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Open Survey - Charter of Civic Participation

The space for civic engagement is shrinking globally – the time to act is now!

The International Civil Society Centre is bringing key actors together in defence of democracy and civic participation to develop a Charter of Civic Participation – a basis for international solidarity and a collectively agreed reference point for civil…


Added by Alexia Skok on February 5, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

PCDN 3.0, What you Need To Know about our new Platform

Dear colleagues

As you may know are are launching PCDN 3.0 (see below for a list of features and what you need to know) in the next week. We did have wonderful PCDN 3.0 launch event in dc ) where our local friends and members got to test out the network. While we hoped to launch immediately we ran into some last minute small issues. Thus we are working hard to…


Added by Craig Zelizer on February 4, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Fellowships available for training Conflict, Rule of Law & Local security

There are Nuffic Fellowships (NFP and MSP) available with which one can participate in the training course Conflict, Rule of Law & Local security s of The Hague Academy for Local Governance which takes place from 7 to 18 November 2016.


 The key issues in this training are: How can governments promote citizen security and protect human rights after violent conflict? What policies and instruments do they have to foster reconciliation and peacebuilding amongst different…


Added by The Hague Academy on February 4, 2016 at 5:37am — No Comments

TransConflict - January 2016 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during January, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:…


Added by TransConflict on February 3, 2016 at 6:45am — No Comments

Q&A: Colombia’s President Santos in Washington

On the Issues with Virginia "Ginny" Bouvier

From the U.S.Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By: Fred Strasser

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos meets President Barack Obama on Feb. 4 in Washington to commemorate the 15th anniversary of “Plan Colombia,” a U.S.-led effort that has provided about $10 billion to help…


Added by Viola Gienger on February 2, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A: Muslim Scholars Pledge Support for Religious Minorities

On the Issues with Susan Hayward

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By: Susan Hayward

Muslim scholars and intellectuals from more than 120…


Added by Viola Gienger on February 2, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My New Book - Somalia After the State Collapse: Understanding the Actors Involved and Why It Matters

This is a book which I published in November, 2015.

Added by Nasir M. Ali on February 1, 2016 at 4:03pm — No Comments

My New Book (co-author): Libya's Displacement Crisis: Uprooted by Revolution and Civil War

Libya's Displacement Crisis

Uprooted by Revolution and Civil War

Order here: …


Added by Ibrahim Fraihat on February 1, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments



American leadership in the 21st century is not a choice between ignoring the rest of the world or occupying and rebuilding whatever society is unraveling. Leadership means a wise…


Added by Becky Gitonga on January 31, 2016 at 11:21pm — No Comments


Posted by: miradiinnovations | on January 24, 2016…


Added by Becky Gitonga on January 31, 2016 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Water Sanitation Hygiene ( Menstrual Hygiene) Campagin.

Water Sanitation Hygiene ( Menstrual Hygiene) Campaign And Distribution Of WASH And Education Materials In Schools Of Bhatipura Village ,Meerut, Khora And Noida .

Campaign Supported By Soap Box , Mika And Sarah .

Campaign Coordinator : Richa ,Sonika & Amy



Picture Gallery Link: …


Added by HEEALS on January 31, 2016 at 7:44am — No Comments

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