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Interview with Rosa Emilia Salamanca by Heather McLoughlin

 Insight on Conflict's Heather McLoughlin interviews Rosa Emilia Salamanca, Director of Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económia (CIASE), a Colombian peacebuilding organisation with a particular focus on women’s rights and strengthening public policy.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Insight on Conflcit is …

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Added by Insight on Conflict on August 21, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments

How should reporters cover Ferguson? Here are some tips.

Covering Civic Unrest: A Peace Journalism Perspective



The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri has fueled a number of questions about how reporters should cover the violence there. Indeed, how to report about Ferguson (and future Fergusons) will be at the top of the agenda when I meet with reporters at The Kansas City Star newspaper on Friday. As I prepare for Friday's discussion, I have come up with a tip sheet for covering civic unrest. Of course, any suggestions or input…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on August 20, 2014 at 11:58am — 2 Comments

Job at Saferworld: Yemen Programme Development Manager

Saferworld is an international non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security.  We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. 

 

We are looking for a Programme Development Manager who will support the Yemen team in the…

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Added by Marie Aziz on August 20, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

Conflict Management and Peacebuilding in the Digital Age

"The Internet and new technologies are increasingly influencing not only the way people respond to and recover from conflicts, but also the way they further engage in conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Part of creating communities that can advance peacebuilding is…

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Added by TechChange on August 19, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Saferworld - Call for Expressions of Interest: Design of Leadership Development Programme

Background

 

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives.  We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. We have a strong thematic focus to our conflict prevention work prioritising: people’s security and access to justice…

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Added by Marie Aziz on August 19, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

The Efficacy of Non-Violent Action

As we moved into our third week of the Bologna symposium, we were introduced to a form of conflict resolution, or more appropriately, a different way of waging conflict: nonviolent action. Hailing from the nation whose father is credited with coining the terminology associated with the field of nonviolent action, Mahatma Gandhi, I am well aware of the power of movements that have as their only weapon the resilience of the human spirit in the face of oppression.

One of our speakers for…

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Added by Punya Bagga on August 18, 2014 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Call for Papers: The Peace Journalist Magazine

Call for Papers—The Peace Journalist magazine

 The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri.

 The Peace Journalist is dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, students, and practitioners of peace and conflict sensitive journalism.

 Submissions are welcome from all. For the October, 2014 edition of The Peace Journalist, we are…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on August 18, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

Simulation game for international conflict resolution & negotiation training

I’d like to share a simulation I’ve  recently written with co-authors Yael Efron and Nellie Munin: FlashPoint: Syria, 2014.

FlashPoint is a simulation-game constructed as a teaching-tool for the topics of conflict analysis and resolution, collaboration, negotiation, mediation and public international law – or any blend of these topics. The scenario is…

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Added by Noam Ebner on August 18, 2014 at 7:49am — 2 Comments

PEACEapp: a competition on games for peace

Developers, technologists and peacebuilders around the world are invited to submit digital games & gamified apps facilitating dialogue, preventing violence.



The United Nations Alliance of Civilisations, the United Nations Development Programme and Build Up have launched…

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Added by Helena Puig Larrauri on August 18, 2014 at 5:21am — 1 Comment

Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s Independence Day initiative: Indians & Pakistanis wish each other

Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an Indo-Pak friendship initiative, aims to counter mutual hatred and suspicion to create unwavering bonds of peace and friendship. Aaghaz-e-Dosti has been working for its goal through its several initiatives ranging from interactive sessions in schools to public demonstrations, from art-based…

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Added by Devika Mittal on August 16, 2014 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

How to Support the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (Creative Ideas Welcome)

Dear Colleagues



There are a number of ways you can help support the PCDN network as outlined below.

 

1. Become a Paying Member - The PCDN network has helped impact thousands of…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on August 15, 2014 at 12:53pm — 16 Comments

Peace & Security Report 08/15/2014

You are president and CEO of your global life. Be briefed like one.  

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on August 15, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

2015 Election: A genuine threat to Nigeria’s stability?

Chinwe Ogochukwu Ikpeama highlights the potential risks facing Nigeria during the 2015 presidential election campaign.

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

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Added by Insight on Conflict on August 15, 2014 at 7:31am — No Comments

Calling CSOs and academic institutes from Asia Pacific and MENA & the Sahel: Apply to attend Geneva Declaration Review Conferences

Calling CSOs and academic institutes from Asia Pacific and MENA & the Sahel: Apply to attend Geneva Declaration Review Conferences

The Geneva Declaration Secretariat, in collaboration with the Global Alliance on Armed Violence, seeks to identify representatives from civil society working to prevent and reduce armed violence based in either Asia Pacific or the Middle East, North Africa and the Sahel region, and interested to attend the Geneva Declaration Regional Review…

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Added by Global Alliance Armed Violence on August 15, 2014 at 12:17am — No Comments

Non Profits: What can't you get done in your work-week?

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Good Afternoon,

I am updating our non profit training program—Version 2.0 is set to launch in September—and…
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Added by Tim Magee on August 14, 2014 at 5:53pm — No Comments

A Legacy of Leaning In Beyond Our Borders

Tonight on The Possible Society In Motion Radio Show

 

Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:30 p.m.

 on…

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Added by Anastasia Rosen Jones on August 14, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Briefcase NGOs: How widespread is this, really?

Definition of a briefcase (or suitcase) NGO: A fraudulent nonprofit organization, set up by only one or two persons, only to obtain money from donors but having no programs on the ground.

I have long suspected that the phenomena of briefcase NGOs is not as widespread as purported. (See robust discussion on the topic of briefcase NGOs via LinkedIn here.) Anecdotal evidence,…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 14, 2014 at 9:03am — 2 Comments

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