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Peace from within by Dr Karambu Ringera

For peaceful development to spread, local people must be able to take charge of their own approaches. Dr Karambu Ringera discusses how her organisation supports this work in communities around Kenya.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Insight on Conflict is Peace Direct's online resource…

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Added by Insight on Conflict on December 19, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

From Syria and Iraq to Iran: Kurdish Minorities Push For Autonomy

By James M. Dorsey



More than than three years into Syria’s brutal civil war, Syrian Kurds have carved out an entity of their own close to the border with Turkey. Their battle against Islamic State, the jihadist group that has conquered chunks of Syria and Iraq, for Kobani, a stone’s throw from the Syrian-Turkish border, symbolises Syrian Kurdish aspirations. It has galvanised Turkish Kurdish emotions at a time of fragile peace negotiations between Turkey and the…

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Added by James M Dorsey on December 19, 2014 at 5:56am — No Comments

Another Black Boy Gunned Down by Police

By Beverly Bell

Photo Credit: Beverly Bell. 

We will never learn of the names, lives, and deaths of countless Black men and boys murdered by police - and slavery enforcers, hate groups, vigilantes, and a host of others…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on December 18, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

How Mediators Interfere with Party Self-Determination

Mediators' attempts to get parties to settle run counter to support of party self-determination.  This blog post describes 3 specific ways mediators make this mistake.

Added by Dan Simon, MA, J.D. on December 17, 2014 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Gulf human rights declaration increases heat on Qatar to act on migrant workers’ rights

By James M. Dorsey

The adoption of a human rights declaration by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that was designed to shield wealthy Gulf monarchies including 2022 World Cup host Qatar from criticism by human rights and trade union activists is likely to increase pressure on the sports-focused Gulf state to significantly alter its controversial migrant labour system.

The declaration by the GCC which groups Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and…

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Added by James M Dorsey on December 17, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments

8 Pro-bono Positions at Global South Development Magazine, Helsinki-Finland

Original vacancy page is here

Job title: GSDM Special Correspondents for

1. Global Peace &…

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Added by Manoj Bhusal on December 17, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Containing Aggression or Falling Short? Assessing the UN Security Council

Does the UN Security Council’s current structure and practices help or hinder it from fulfilling its mission? This was the question discussed recently at the Canadian Mission to the UN at a luncheon sponsored by the journal, Global Governance.

The discussion was led by Professor David Bosco who argued that failures…

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Added by Roberta Spivak on December 15, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

PCDN in 2014, a snapshot of our major accomplishments and a preview of 2015's exciting developments

Dear PCDN Members,

The year 2014 marked several large accomplishments for PCDN- none of which would be possible without our members. Over the past year, the PCDN team has been delighted to continue to help thousands of individuals and organizations around the world access the tools, resources, and connections needed to further their missions. We…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on December 15, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

How Organizations/Employers Can Benefit from Using the Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Dear Colleagues,



Membership in the Peace and Collaborative Development Network is free and open to individuals and organizations. However, PCDN strongly urges you to consider a paid membership in order to help support the network  (for more details see below or the…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on December 15, 2014 at 12:48pm — 26 Comments

Now accepting APPLICATIONS to the MPI 2015 Annual Peacebuilding Training

The Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute is now accepting applications to its 16th Annual Peacebuilding Training which will begin on May 18 to June 5, 2015 in Mergrande Resort, Davao City, Philippines!

The 2015 Annual Peacebuilding Training with the theme “Peacebuilders Lighting…

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Added by Rhea Silvosa on December 15, 2014 at 2:37am — 2 Comments

The 2014 Season of Light Three Continent Video Bridge

The 2014 Season of Light

Three Continent Video Bridge
To Maximize Social Media…
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Added by Libby and Len Traubman on December 14, 2014 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Government and fans battle in court and on the pitch in Egypt and Turkey

By James M. Dorsey

Egyptian and Turkish soccer pitches are set to re-emerge as battlegrounds between militant, street battle-hardened fans and authoritarian leaders in a life and death struggle that involves legal proceedings to brand the supporters as terrorists and efforts to undermine their widespread popular base.

Egyptian fans, barely a week after storming a Cairo stadium in advance of an African championship final, have vowed to break open Egyptian premier league games…

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Added by James M Dorsey on December 13, 2014 at 1:41am — No Comments

Workshop in Washington, DC: How to Build a Revenue Model for your Organization

In Washington, DC and interested in building revenue models for your nonprofit or social enterprise organization? Then this workshop may be for you!

Why and What: See details below

When: Tuesday, December 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Where: 1776 Boardroom, 1133 15 St NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC

How to Apply (limited availability): …

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Added by Roshan on December 12, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

How can human rights become “anti-national”?

This article was published on Countercurrents

As I thought of 10 December which is observed as International Human Rights’ Day, I imagined different groups of activists across the world trying to use this day to raise awareness or advocate for their cause for justice and humanity. I also thought that we as a campaign against AFSPA should also plan something for 10 December. We must try to advocate for repeal…

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Added by Devika Mittal on December 12, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments

Challenging impunity: the struggle to end gender-based violence in Kenya

The story of the violence which surrounded the Kenyan elections in 2007 is well known. But one aspect of it has received less coverage than others. With Kenya’s new constitution making it easier for Kenyans to try and secure justice – and prevent a repeat in the future – Claire McEvoy discusses the public and political response to the sexual and gender-based violence which remains common in Kenya today.

This article was …

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Added by Insight on Conflict on December 12, 2014 at 5:04am — No Comments

Become a Development Reporter with Global South Development Magazine!

Do you love writing and/or photography and want to raise issues that matter to you? Do you want to be part of a thriving global community of development reporters and community activists? Then we offer you a stepping stone.  Come join us. Be a development Reporter. It’s a chance to learn, contribute, get connected and make a difference in the world.

What is the Development Reporter…

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Added by Manoj Bhusal on December 12, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Armed violence reports - new tools and training videos!

To effectively prevent and reduce armed violence, understanding the problem is a first step.

An Expert Group on Security and Armed Violence Reports recently launched a reporting tool to support government and…

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Added by Global Alliance Armed Violence on December 11, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Resource Guides to Careers, Networking, Funding (and more) in Development, Social Change, CR, and Related Fields

Please note that this site is designed to provide networking and sharing of promising practices. Individuals are not allowed to post their individual requests to find jobs as the site would deluged and there are other websites that do provide this service. However, we have developed several short guides to careers, academic programs, funding, research, teaching resources, practice in peacebuilding, international development, human rights and related…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on December 10, 2014 at 9:40pm — 56 Comments

Resource Guide: Technology for Human Rights Monitoring, Documentation, Awareness Raising and Solidarity

Technology for Human Rights Monitoring, Documentation, Awareness Raising and Solidarity:



As 2014 comes to a close, and as we celebrate the…

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Added by Maha Hilal on December 10, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

2015 Non Profit Trends | 30 Sec. Survey | We need your Ideas

Dear Network Colleagues,
 
Trouble viewing this newsletter? Read it online.
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Added by Tim Magee on December 10, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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