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Guidelines for Expressive Psychosocial Support

This post was intended for next week, but due to the terrible disaster that yesterday devastated so many communities in Nepal and surrounding countries, I am posting it now.

Almost every day we hear about critical incidents caused by natural disasters and conflict all over the world. Meeting basic survival needs is of course the first priority in responding.  Ensuring safety and providing water, food, healthcare, and a place to stay take precedence over…


Added by Odelya Gertel Kraybill on April 27, 2015 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

Education and Resilience: Nine priority paths for making schools safer and societies more cohesive

Without resilience, schools – and societies – cannot bear the weight of climate change or conflict.

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Region’s Nine Priority Paths for Making Schools Safer and Societies More Cohesive illustrates how the education sector can better prepare tomorrow’s schools and communities to avoid adverse impact of crises and better cope with…


Added by Education for Peacebuilding M&E on April 27, 2015 at 5:20pm — No Comments

The Rebel, Oronto Douglas: Memorial for a Friend

By guest author Daphne Wysham

Oronto Douglas in the Niger Delta he worked to defend. Photo- Steve Kretzmann

If they knew him at all, the world knew Nigerian Oronto Douglas as the former attorney for the writer, playwright and Ogoni…


Added by Other Worlds on April 27, 2015 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Political Violence: Retiring the Word Terrorism

By James M. Dorsey

Founders of many modern states, including stalwarts of anti-terrorism like Israel and allies in the war on terror like the Kurds, achieved goals with political violence that killed innocent people and would be classified today as terrorism. In fact, the history of political violence mitigates in favour of recognizing it as a reflection of deep-seated social, economic and political problems -- rather than demonising it through terms like terrorism or evil.



Added by James M Dorsey on April 27, 2015 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Imagine, Design, and 3D Print

The possibilities for 3D printing are endless. While this may scare some of us, the potential for innovationis exactly what excites us here at TechChange! Imagine being able to quickly…


Added by TechChange on April 27, 2015 at 12:08pm — No Comments

World's Top Meta List of Job Sites/Resources in Social Change, Social Impact, Development, Peacebuilding and Related Fields

Finding the right job in social change, development, peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, and related fields requires a combination of the right experience and training, an understanding of the field, developing strong connections and a bit of serendipity. In addition to academic and/or professional training, it is essential to have an understanding of how social changeworks in practice. Many people working in social change , will not find employment with "social…


Added by Craig Zelizer on April 26, 2015 at 7:51pm — 57 Comments

Peace comes alive at Univ for Peace

By Steven Youngblood, Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

(Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica)--Almost everywhere where it’s taught, peace journalism is an outlier: an odd stranger who wanders onto campus with lots of energy and some heretical ideas.

However, here in the jungles of Costa Rica, it’s different. Not only is peace journalism not perceived as odd, but instead, it’s seen as an integral…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on April 26, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Human Rights in the globalized world

Human Rights in the globalized world

How we define and defend the Concept of Human Rights at the age of Darkness (the present Era) where globalization on one side, the empowerment of mobs with their injustice signature on the application of every law and policies on the other side, added with dehumanization of Human existence by the uncontrolled technologies that…


Added by Catherine Stella Schmidt on April 25, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Guide to Blogging for Peace and Social Change

This resource guide to Blogging for Social Change is designed to provide an introduction to what is a blog, to outline why PCDN individual and organizational members might want to actively undertake blogging, highlight some key success, as well highlight ethical issues and challenges that can arise that any blogger should consider.  As with all of PCDN's …


Added by Craig Zelizer on April 23, 2015 at 10:19pm — 3 Comments

Apply Now: Online Certificate Course TC344: 3D Printing for Social Good, May 4 - 29 (Discount for PCDN members)

3D printing is primed to change our physical world. As 3D printers become more sophisticated and affordable and a number of patents expire, their potential to assist in response to global development and humanitarian challenges increases dramatically. Already 3D printers have been used to print low-cost soft-tissue prosthetics and medical supplies like customized…


Added by TechChange on April 23, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Top 10 Suggestions and Resources for Finding Internships in Intl Development, CR and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues

Many students are interested in finding appropriate internships in the field to help develop their skills and experience. There are a number of suggestions that could be helpful in the search for a great internship that are offered below. First please note that this site is designed to provide opportunities for networking and sharing resources. In general individual postings seeking jobs/internships are not…


Added by Craig Zelizer on April 23, 2015 at 6:18am — 26 Comments

Independence Community College Establishes Conflict Resolution Program: Dwight D. Eisenhower Institute for Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution


Added by David J. Smith on April 22, 2015 at 5:28pm — No Comments

3rd Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, October 23-26, 2015


The 3rd Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar will be held October 23-26, 2015 at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, VA.   Registration is now open and can completed …


Added by David J. Smith on April 22, 2015 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Artificial Intelligence Powered by Crowdsourcing: The Future of Big Data and Humanitarian Action

Cross-posted from

There’s no point spewing stunning statistics like this recent one from The Economist, which states that 80% of adults will have access to smartphones before 2020. The volume, velocity and variety of digital…


Added by Patrick Meier on April 22, 2015 at 10:49am — 1 Comment

Blueprint for revolution: why hobbits and humour work better than violence by Katrina Kilkenny

Srdja Popovic recently spoke in London about how and why nonviolence works. Peace Direct attended the event, which marked the release of his new book.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Published by Peace Direct Insight on Conflict is the leading…


Added by Insight on Conflict on April 22, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Petrol, price protests and police brutality in Chad by Ketil Hansen

Ketil Hansen reports on growing unrest in Chad as protests against rising living costs turn violent.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Published by Peace Direct Insight on Conflict is leading online resource for local peacebuilding and human rights in…


Added by Insight on Conflict on April 22, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments

Reconciliation instead of violence to resolve conflict

Au13.04.2015 Pressenza Berlin

Dissemination is authorized by Pressenza  and is also available in: Spanish, …


Added by Anne Farrell on April 21, 2015 at 6:33pm — 2 Comments

Return the Olympics to Sarajevo


Mission Statement 

-- To return the Olympics to Sarajevo and, thereby, to help to nurture world peace and understanding.…


Added by Gaylen McGee on April 21, 2015 at 4:45pm — No Comments

#PeaceTech Review: A Preview of Promise

The most recent issue of “Building Peace,” a publication of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, on #PeaceTech doesn’t dwell on “what” is being built in technology for peace, but rather examining “how” the peacetech space is operating. And that’s a good…


Added by TechChange on April 21, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

The Child Soldiers of Losasia

It is 5.30 PM, Nairobians are leaving their work places and getting ready to settle in for the night after a hard day’s work. Everyone is hurrying home, doing some last minute shopping and frantically trying to get transport out of Nairobi city for the surrounding estates where a majority of the city’s work force live.

About 500 KM North East of Nairobi the scenario is different. After a hard day of herding and securing their cattle, the child soldiers of Losasia take up positions and…


Added by Rachel Wambui Kungu on April 21, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

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