I went out with a new friend back in April, for sushi. Just sushi. And it ended up costing me thousands of dollars.
As Melissa Ovard described how they had formed a company to provide products to make girls’ adolescent transitions easier, I was hooked. Her enthusiasm spilled all over our unagi and seawead salad, and I knew I had to be a part of Girl Lux.…Continue
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Last week I attended an unconference. Well. Not really. My husband was invited and me and my son tagged along. So far, apart from saying unconference, that's really a common occurrence. If you are like me, we have been to our fair share of conferences, trainings, conventions, either as a primary attendee, a trainer or as a participant. So why is this worthy of a blog?
I was just going to soak on sun and sand as a treat to…Continue
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A NOVEL APPROACH TOWARDS REFUGEE/NON-REFUGEE COMMUNITIES & RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES
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Is religion the main cause of conflict today? New report answers 5 key questions on the link between peace and religion.
The Institute for Economics and Peace has just released a new report that debunks common myths about the link between religion and peace. Given how much news coverage focuses on religiously motivated violence, we saw it necessary to undertake a global statistical analysis so that we might…Continue
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The Philippines is an archipelago country comprising 7107 islands divided among three island groups (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) located 600 miles off the south-eastern coast of the Asian mainland. These three groups are further divided into 16 administrative regions and autonomous local governments in 78 provinces, 84 cities, 1,525 municipalities and about 42,000 barangays or villages.
The country has an estimated 92.34 million inhabitants with an annual growth rate of 1.90. Half of…Continue
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By James M. Dorsey
A failed effort by a public relations company representing Bahrain and a UK law firm acting on behalf of Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the commander of Bahrain's Royal Guard and head of its National Olympic Committee, to micromanage media coverage of this month’s lifting of the prince’s immunity by a British court reflects mounting unease in the island state and international sporting associations. The court decision opens the door to a British police…Continue
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A study of social media use during the recent crisis in South Sudan suggests the social media was instrumental in facilitating violence. Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent in South Sudan, Khamis Cosmas, shares the findings of the study.
This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Insight on Conflict is …
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We are working on a novel approach and our effort name is Community Help Community. In this approach we…Continue
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By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace JournalismContinue
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This morning when I googled "local response" + "ebola", here's some of the headlines I found:
Nurse's visit spurs Ohio Ebola fears
Florida: County and hospitals prepare for Ebola
As KU Hospital tests patient with Ebola-like symptoms, Lawrence agencies coordinate response
Denton City Council to be briefed on virus…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 20, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
A GUIDE TO TWEETING FOR PEACE and SOCIAL CHANGE
Since its founding in 2006, Twitter has rapidly grown to be one of the most powerful online platforms for connecting hundreds of millions of individuals and organizations around the world. While the estimates vary, Twitter estimates they have over 100 million active monthly users of the platform and almost 500 million registered…Continue
By James M. Dorsey
A successful soccer player near the peak of his career, 22-year Nidhal Selmi died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq. His death followed that of Tunisian handball goalkeeper Ahmed Yassin and Ahmed El-Darawi, a former policeman and Islamist parliamentary candidate who arranged soccer sponsorships for the Egyptian affiliate of Dubai telecommunications company Etisalat. Mr. El-Darawi, a…Continue
Added by James M Dorsey on October 20, 2014 at 5:24am — No Comments
An Open Letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
To Your Excellency:
The United Nations sanctions against Eritrea are causing undue harm and hardship to the people of Eritrea. I…Continue
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The civil war in Nepal, driven by communist ideologies, affected the private sector both physically and psychologically. In addition, the private sector's own malpractices damaged its public image, creating hopes and suspicions which persist in the discourse on corporate engagement in peacebuilding. This paper explores the potential for, and challenges to, private sector engagement in peacebuilding in Nepal. It analyzes corporate sector approaches in…Continue
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Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an Indo-Pak Friendship initiative of India-based Mission Bhartiyam and Pakistan-based The Catalyst – TC, organized Aman Chaupal at Andhra Education Society on 10th October. Aman Chaupal is an interactive session wherein someone from Pakistan interacts with…Continue
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Culture binds its members to a range of acceptable norms. During the different stages of a conflict cycle, culture prescribes what precursors will create stress and anxiety in a person, it determines how the individual will assess the conflict, identify a preferred course of action and evaluate the consequences of his or her chosen path....Read more
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