The deadline of Yayori Award nomination for 2011 is coming soon. We encourage activists and organizations from Asia to send many nominations to honour grassroots women's activism for human rights and peace.
The Yayori Award focuses on women activists, journalists, and artists
who work at the grassroots level with socially marginalized peoples in
order to create a 21st century free from war and discrimination against
women. Younger activists are especially encouraged to…
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The Earth Charter International (ECI) is conducting its first-ever International Video Contest, in collaboration with Odyssey 2050 movie project and the British Embassy in Costa Rica.
We are inviting schools from all over the world to be part of this contest, and we would love for your school to participate. We are asking for students to see the trailer of Odyssey 2050 movie, read the Earth Charter and then, submit videos that…Continue
Brad Heckman- Let’s face it, mediation is way underutilized. We help more than 10,000 New Yorkers find creative and durable solutions to their conflicts every year, but we’re about 6,990,000 short of our goal.…Continue
I'm a visual learner with a limited attention span, and I like to draw. So, when I teach and train, I use cartoons, visual metaphors, and pop culture references as (hopefully) entertaining mnemonic devices. Above is a picture of me spieling about Community Cooperative Advocacy (more on that…Continue
The future of peace and stability is uncertain, unless religious tolerance exists in practice.
I have earlier described the Religious intolerance as a factor into conflict and division of Sudan into two nations. Some scholars refuted my views a personal rhetoric, nevertheless,this piece of news, has been the attitude of the Islamic Scholars and rulers towards…Continue
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
By James M. Dorsey
Somalia, racked by civil war and famine, is seeking soccer players and fan support from the country’s large Diaspora to rebuild shattered infrastructure in advance of 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
The recruitment and fundraising campaign follows military setbacks in which the country’s Al Shabab, jihadist insurgents associated with Al Qaeda have lost their control of a majority of the capital Mogadishu to forces of the Transition…Continue
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Here are some interesting links I came across this week:
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I’m currently in Santa Fe, New Mexico and this weekend I stopped in at a favorite place of mine here, the Museum of International Folk Art. A current exhibit, “The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster,” had caught my eye and I wanted to check it out.…Continue
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Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola's 2003 meditation on isolation, loneliness, and the need to connect, features Bill Murray as a sadsack actor who's in Japan to film a lucrative whiskey commercial. There's a great scene in which Murray receives long, elaborate, instructions from an impassioned Japanese director which are translated into absurdly short, enigmatic phrases. Have a…Continue
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Originally posted on Insight on Conflict.
More than a metaphor, this understanding is fundamental to CeaseFire, an innovative international violence prevention program that uses disease control methods to disrupt urban violence. Violence as a disease is also a central theme of 'The Interrupters' an…Continue
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I love technology, specifically twitter. Jason Dykstra (@jasondyk) and I have been talking for about a month or so and jointly decided to put together a twitter chat specifically for professionals in the ADR field (mediators, facilitators, ombuds, conflict coaches, negotiators,…Continue
Monday, August 15, 2011
By James M. Dorsey
With NATO-backed rebel troops closing in on the Libyan capital Tripoli, Col. Moammar Qaddafi’s opponents are desperate to project a façade of unity, brush aside internal rifts and assure Libyans and the international community that they are capable of managing transition in a post-Qaddafi era.
To do so in the wake of the mysterious killing last month of rebel military commander General Abdel Fattah Younis, the rebel Transition…Continue
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Peter Falk left this mortal coil on June 23. Mostly known as the schlumpy, deceptively dim Detective Columbo in the eponymous 1970's TV series, he also had an admirable film career. He was superb in John Cassavettes' Husbands and A Woman Under the Influence...movies that out-indie today's…Continue
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Take a second to check out this trailer for the new documentary "The Peace Agency"
When the war ends, a woman's fight begins.
An extraordinary grassroots school is being held on a woman's front porch in the post-conflict zone of Poso, Indonesia. Lian Gogali is teaching female survivors of nearly a decade of communal violence how to transform themselves into agents of peace for their…
Maryknoll sisters president was in south sudan during three weeks to lead various workshop on conflict transformation and peace building.
sister Janice Mclaughlin told SCN news that she started her activites in wau with 28 students at the nursing school and then moved to Juba to work with major seminarians and Bakhita Radio staff.
She said the paticipants were concerned that issues like corruption,tribalism and land grabbing could create conflict in the future if people were…Continue
Sunday, August 14, 2011
By James M. Dorsey
The struggle for greater political freedom in Syria is emerging as a lightning rod for a far greater schism in the Middle East and North Africa – one that is more worrisome and that threatens to divide the region and several of its societies not only along political lines but also along sectarian lines.
A majority of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia have in the last week for the first time…Continue
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