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Celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day !



Added by HEEALS on May 28, 2015 at 6:43am — No Comments

At Summit, journalists debate coverage of Syrian refugees

by Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

ISTANBUL, TURKEY)—The plight of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Turkey was presented during the last half of the Istanbul Peace Journalism Summit at the University of Istanbul.

Activist (don’t call him a journalist) Kemal Tarlan discussed his photography project aimed at depicting Roma in the region. In one of his photo essays, he shot…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on May 28, 2015 at 5:44am — No Comments



“My stomach hurts”!

This is a very common sentence said by every other women all over the world while she is on her period. Does this hurting make her unhygienic and impure?

Today on Menstrual Hygiene Day, I would like to raise some points where the world is making one of the natural tendency a big TABOO.

Is pooping not a natural tendency? You discuss your ‘potty’ easily with your near ones but why can’t a female…


Added by HEEALS on May 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Qatar’s unintended sporting legacy: A FIFA clean-up, exposure of political corruption, and corporate sponsor rethink

By James M. Dorsey

Qatar’s 2022 World Cup is promising to be a rare example of a mega sporting event that leaves a legacy of social, political and economic change – but not in the way the Gulf state’s ruling family had imagined.

Controversy about Qatar’s successful bid coupled with world soccer body FIFA’s failure to seriously tackle corruption in soccer governance in its own house as well as its regional federations, prominent among which the Asian Football Confederation…


Added by James M Dorsey on May 27, 2015 at 11:52pm — 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 May 27, 2015 at 8:36pm — 58 Comments

AN OTHER FEMINISM: a review of Hilary Klein’s book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories"

By Charlotte Maria Sáenz

May 27, 2015

Volumes have been written about the Mayan indigenous Zapatista social movement of Chiapas, Mexico since they made their first public appearance on January 1, 1994. There have been detailed histories,…


Added by Other Worlds on May 27, 2015 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Over the Percussion of Munition, Yemeni Youth Continue to Support Communities

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Last weekend in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, a devastating explosion by Arab coalition fighter jets killed 69 people and wounded 250, according to recent reports by Aljazeera. The United Nations estimates that …


Added by Elvira Felix on May 27, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

14th Aman Chaupal: Pakistani Art Activist Shoaib Iqbal interacted with 600 Civil Service Aspirants at ALS, Delhi

Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a joint Indo-Pak Friendship initiative of Mission Bhartiyam (India) and The Catalyst-Tc (Pakistan), conducted its 14th Aman Chaupal on 14th May 2015 in Alternative Learning Systems (ALS), a renowned…


Added by Devika Mittal on May 27, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Interfaith Panel Discussion NYC June 4th


In association with Amud ha-Shachar/First Light…


Added by Heidi Green on May 26, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

(T)ERROR Documentary Showing at Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Hello All!

I wanted to let you know about a film that will be screening in New York City at the IFC Center on June 14 at 9PM.

(T)ERROR is the story of Saeed "Shariff" Torres, a 62-year-old former Black Panther-turned-counterterrorism informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In a penetrating look at the government’s broader counterterrorism campaign, (T)ERROR illuminates the fragile relationships between individuals and the surveillance state in modern America…


Added by Johnna Bratt on May 26, 2015 at 12:05pm — No Comments


Africa is in the throes of a cataclysmic transformation that is both arduous and through the pangs of such we are realizing that our worst challenge is a leadership one. A false consciousness is created when we come to accept that things will always be the way they are, yet change is a trite daily occurrence. Politicians and their fickle repertoire of falsified master narrative, have failed to address the underlying issues beleaguering socio-political and economic platforms. It has become…


Added by Trinity Chasara on May 26, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Psychosocial Support Outside of the Box

Another Fancy Conference About Trauma

Will children be well-served by a global symposium on the devastation wrought by trauma and conflicts around the world on children’s emotional well-being”?  There’s going to be one this week, in the Hague.  I confess skepticism. 


Typically the results…


Added by Odelya Gertel Kraybill, PhD on May 25, 2015 at 11:09pm — No Comments

What is unique about it? Theory or Praxis? Join us to find out!

Annual Olympism in Action Professional Training

Athens, Marathon & Ancient Olympia, Greece June 25-July 5, 2015

Registration is open for the O4H Praxis Summer Program

Given the increased international interest from a number of humanitarian, educational, sport, NGO practitioners and civil society institutions to…


Added by Alexis Lyras on May 25, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Few days Left! Join us! Humanitarian Action, Prevention and Resilience Summit

The 2015 Olympism For Humanity Summit

Theme: Humanitarian action, prevention and resilience: bridges across agencies, policy and practice

 A call for humanitarian action and collective wisdom

Submit your abstract by May 30th , 2015…


Added by Alexis Lyras on May 25, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Middle East and North Africa: Forcing China to Revisit Long-standing Policies

By James M. Dorsey

A scan of white papers on multiple foreign policy issues published by the Chinese government is glaring for one thing: the absence of a formulated, conceptual approach towards the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This is a part of the world that is crucial not only to Chinese strategic and economic interests but also to how tensions in the restless Muslim province of Xinjiang will develop.

For much of the four decades of economic reform that has positioned…


Added by James M Dorsey on May 25, 2015 at 5:18am — No Comments

Aaghaz-e-Dosti's peace building course facilitates friendship between 28 Indians and Pakistanis

With the aim to facilitate people-to-people communication and create a culture of mutual respect and understanding, Aaghaz-e-Dosti has launched a new initiative called Friends Beyond Borders to facilitate bonds of friendship and understanding…


Added by Devika Mittal on May 25, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

A shrewd financial investor, Qatar boasts dismal return on investment in soft power

By James M. Dorsey

Widely viewed as a shrewd financial investor, Qatar’s return on investment in soft power designed to position it as a progressive ally of world powers in the hope that they will come to the aid of the wealthy Gulf state in times of emergency is proving to be abysmal.

Qatar has invested billions of dollars in the building blocks of soft power that range from the hosting of multiple sporting events, foremost among which the 2022 World Cup; glitzy, high profile real…


Added by James M Dorsey on May 24, 2015 at 8:05am — No Comments

Mediators Don't Like Being Told What to Do Either

The fundamental challenge to the mediation movement is it's tendency to drift toward legalistic, coercive, manipulative, and outcome-focused methods.  The theory and practice of transformative mediation provide a rationale and corresponding skills that make it easier for it to remain true to the ideal of party self-determination.  But non-transformative mediators don't like to hear that.  …


Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on May 23, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Club Messengers for Peace

This post was originally published on May 22th, 2015 by Patrick Gregoire on the Education for Peacebuilding M&E community of practice. Visit us to learn more about the nexus of education and peacebuilding programming and access and share tools, findings, and methods to engage the challenges facing our fields. Make sure to visit our parent community,the …


Added by Education for Peacebuilding M&E on May 22, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Call for Applications: Online Certificate Course in Gender-based Violence Training

Course Description:

Gender-based violence (GBV) has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including culture, education, health, economy, psychology, livelihoods and political participation. In fact, violence against women and girls was chosen as one of the critical areas of action following the Beijing Conference. This presents a key opportunity for different players, including government…


Added by Prince Devison on May 21, 2015 at 10:06pm — No Comments

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