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Being the change

Tonight on the Possible Society In Motion Radio Show!

Being The Change!

Thursday, April 17   6:30 p.m.

With co-hosts, Anastasia…

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Added by Anastasia Rosen Jones on April 17, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

Africa Should Stand Out Against the Looming WWIII

Click to read: Africa should stand out against the looming WWIII

Russia has a valid reason for refusing to join the cannibal world order. Just like the African nations,…

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Added by Bartolomeu Capita on April 17, 2014 at 6:04am — No Comments

How Social Media is Playing an Important Role in Peacebuilding

Who ever thought social media could be an International Peacebuilder?

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Like many I had used social media as tool for keeping in contact with friends, however over the last few years I've come to see its use in a new light and have experienced the great opportunity it provides to create peace in some of the most hostile of locations.

So what is social media? well it can be described as “websites and applications…

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Added by Danielle Bonner on April 16, 2014 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Call for Papers 'Class, Gender and Peacebuilding in Peru: 1964-2014'

COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL

 

11-12 julio 2014

 

Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal

Lima, Perú

 

 

 

CLASE, GÉNERO Y CONSTRUCCIÓN DE LA PAZ EN EL PERÚ:…

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Added by ANOUK GUINE on April 16, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Does media coverage of KC shooting give voice to violence, extremism?

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

Peace journalism is about much more than peace and war.
 
That lesson is being underscored this week in Kansas City, where we are in mourning over a series of shootings that killed three people last Sunday.
 
Peace journalists always consider the consequences of their reporting, and, at minimum, pledge…
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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on April 16, 2014 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Call for Expressions of Interest: Central Asia Programme Evaluation

BACKGROUND

Saferworld’s Central Asia programme has been operational since June 2010. It consists of 3 inter-connected strands of work: 1) community security programming in the southern Kyrgyzstan and northern Tajikistan, which aims to promote people-centred security provision among communities and authorities 2) supporting civil society engagement on policy and advocacy around policing and security issues in Kyrgyzstan 3) building the capacity of civil society actors in…

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Added by Marie Aziz on April 16, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

Pakistan’s New Government Seeks Exit from Economic Malaise

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can also view thisarticleon the USIP web site.

By Viola Gienger

Pakistan Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar wrapped up a round of road shows for international investors recently as the country returns to the bond markets after a multi-year hiatus. During an appearance at the…

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Added by Viola Gienger on April 15, 2014 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

Call for Expressions of Interest: Final Evaluation of Saferworld's support to the Non-State Actors Platform Programme - April 2012-April 2014

Introduction

 Saferworld is seeking applications from parties interested to carry out the final evaluation of its project, Strengthening the participation of Somali Non-State Actors in decision-making on peace, security and development (phase 2): Towards sustainability. This programme supports three Non-State Actor Platforms in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia to engage in policy dialogue and has recently completed the first year of the…

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Added by Marie Aziz on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Vacancy at International Alert - Final Evaluation Consultant

This is a short-term consultancy for June and July 2014.

We’re looking for someone with strong evaluation experience and gender expertise to carry out a final evaluation of an Alert and Kvinna till Kvinna project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. You will work with International Alert’s project team to design and implement the evaluation, and prepare the final report, over a total duration of approximately 25 days, including around three weeks in DRC. Please see the…

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Added by Rebecca Shepherd on April 15, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [04.15.14]

The month of April is "Crisis Negotiation Month" at ADRhub.com.  It is a collaboration between the ACR Crisis Negotiation Section and ADRhub.com and it will bring you articles, tips, info graphics, and a webinar throughout the month.

Enjoy below the third week's articles further below (…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on April 15, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Kachin State (Myanmar) and its long road to peace by Sandra Ivanov

Sandra Ivanov gives an overview and background to the conflict in Kachin state, Myanmar, and what local organisations are doing to improve the situation.

This article was originally appeared on Insight on Conflict. Published by Peace Direct, Insight on Conflict is a leading online resource for local peacebuilding and…

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Added by Insight on Conflict on April 15, 2014 at 8:02am — No Comments

Strengthening Policy and Practice: meeting the challenges of working in complex environments



  Dates: 19-24th October 2014

Location: Birmingham, UK

Course fee: £1100 (includes full board accommodation from the evening of 19th – afternoon of 24th October)

Course description

Strengthening Policy and…

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Added by Responding to Conflict on April 15, 2014 at 7:51am — No Comments

UK National Health Service Mediator Switches to the Transformative Approach

In this blog post, Angie Gaspar of the UK tells how she switched to the transformative approach.  You can read it here.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on April 15, 2014 at 12:44am — No Comments

Scottsdale Community College Peacebuilding Seminar Attracts Over 150 During 2 Days

Over April 11-12, 2014 Scottsdale Community College (AZ), part of the Maricopa Community College District, hosted

Friday's attendance was over 100
Listening to a talk about genocide…
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Added by David J. Smith on April 14, 2014 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Crisis Negotiation Month: Week 3

The month of April is "Crisis Negotiation Month" at ADRhub.com.  It is a collaboration between the ACR Crisis Negotiation Section and ADRhub.com and it will bring you articles, tips, info graphics, and a webinar throughout the month.

Enjoy below the second week's articles (see Week One…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on April 14, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

End Occupation: Peace requires Ethiopia to withdraw from Eritrea's sovereign territory

Originally posted on MasterPeace.org CLICK HERE!

Tolerating Ethiopia's occupation of Eritrea's sovereign territory is affront to international law and a disservice to peace in the Horn of Africa.…



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Added by Rahel Weldeab on April 14, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Video-based mediation – it’s starting to happen. What do we need to know?

I recently had the pleasure of writing a paper with my student-turned-teacher, Jeff Thompson (an alumnus of our Negotiation and Dispute Resolution program at Creighton and the Wizard Behind the Curtain at ADRHub). Jeff works on non-verbal communication in mediation, and is also in involved in ODR. Putting those together with my own interest in the role of trust in ODR, we mapped out some issues at the juxtaposition of…

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Added by Noam Ebner on April 14, 2014 at 3:12am — 1 Comment

DUTY TO INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE TORTURE AND ILL TREATMENT IN IVORY COAST

By Danie Ozoukou

Ivory Coast considered in the past as one of the stable countries in West African region sunk in a deadly and violent conflict in 2002. The country remained divided into two till 8 years. From 2002 to 2010 war crimes, crimes against humanity have been perpetrated by former rebels. The investigation conducted by amnesty international and other human rights organizations revealed the criminal face of Guillaume Soro and his militia. During the post electoral…

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Added by Daniel ozoukou on April 12, 2014 at 3:14pm — No Comments

A GUIDE TO TWEETING FOR PEACE and SOCIAL CHANGE

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…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on April 12, 2014 at 7:30am — 13 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 …

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Added by Craig Zelizer on April 12, 2014 at 7:29am — 3 Comments

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