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A new venture for girls: Can a development practitioner change the world through business?

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.…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Have you ever attended an unconference? Let me tell you about Opportunity Collaboration

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…

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Added by Catalina Rojas on October 22, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A NOVEL APPROACH

A NOVEL APPROACH TOWARDS REFUGEE/NON-REFUGEE COMMUNITIES & RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES 

A Novel approach CHC2.pdf

Added by Community Help Community on October 22, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

Just released: Report on Peace and Religion

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…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on October 21, 2014 at 7:17pm — 1 Comment

Invitation October 23-27: Syria’s child refugees paint their story on a 1,760foot canvas on the National Mall, DC

“Peace and Hope” 1,760 ft Art Installation Ribbon Cutting on the National Mall: Syria’s child refugees paint their story



From October 23 - 27, a 1,760 foot art installation painted by more than 1,000 Syrian refugee children, entitled “Peace and Hope," will be displayed on the National Mall. The art exhibit is a non-political cultural diplomacy initiative aimed at educating the public about the…
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Added by Hazami Barmada on October 21, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Go Orange to send a message of support hope and unity against Bullying October 22nd

Wednesday,October 22, everyone is encouraged to come together and wear to send a message of support,

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Added by Shakeel Ali on October 21, 2014 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Identifying Main challenges and Recommendations for addressing Nutrition Needs in Region VI, VII and VIII after Typhoon Haiyan

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…

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Added by Atta UR Rehman on October 21, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

Bahrain rattled by UK court’s opening of door to investigation of torture allegations

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…

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Added by James M Dorsey on October 21, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments

The role of social media in the South Sudan crisis by Khamis Cosmas

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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Added by Insight on Conflict on October 21, 2014 at 7:13am — No Comments

Community Help Community

Dear Ma'am/Sir

 

We are working on a novel approach and our effort name is Community Help Community. In this approach we…

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Added by Community Help Community on October 20, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments

Free Ebola Webinar Series: “Training Health Workers for Ebola—Protection, Detection, and Response”

To respond to the ebola crisis, mPowering Frontline Health Workers and …

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Added by TechChange on October 20, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

Rongo, Kenya university students embrace, appreciate Peace Journalism

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

Here on a hill overlooking the picturesque East African countryside, up a rutted dirt road, is t he last place one would expect to find a university. In fact, until about…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on October 20, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments

Stories still hard to find: The local responses to Ebola

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…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 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 October 20, 2014 at 7:51am — 13 Comments

Soccer and militant Islam intersect in incidents across the Middle East

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…

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Added by James M Dorsey on October 20, 2014 at 5:24am — No Comments

A Passionate & Reasoned Plea to End Sanctions against Eritrea

 

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…

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Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on October 19, 2014 at 4:12pm — No Comments

New eBook Details Seoul’s Sharing City Project

Seoul Plaza (Wikipedia)…


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Added by Dr Robert Muller on October 19, 2014 at 9:20am — No Comments

Peace by Corporate Means: How Mature is the Private Sector for Peacebuilding in Nepal?

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…

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Added by Safal Ghimire on October 18, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Tenth Aman Chaupal: Former Indian Journalist in Pakistan, Meena Menon interacts with students in Delhi school about Pakistan

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…

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Added by Devika Mittal on October 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Culture and Mediation Process Design

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

Added by Nathalie Al-Zyoud on October 17, 2014 at 8:13pm — No Comments

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