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Condolences For Japan

I wish to convey My heartfelt condolences for
the victims of the large earthquake that struck Japan's Tohoku Region.
I sincerely hope that the afflicted areas can realize a quick recovery, its really sad for japan.

Added by Mizanda M. Machel Roots on March 25, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Trocaire: 10 things INGOs need to do



(Excerpted from Trocaire's publication, Leading Edge 2020: Critical Thinking on the Future of International Development. You can read the full document here. HT @DochasNetwork.)



In order to meet the challenges of the changing global context, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) need…
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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 25, 2011 at 11:08am — 5 Comments

¿Rearmar a Costa Rica o desarmar al resto?

La preocupación por la escalante tensión entre Costa Rica y Nicaragua es real. La desigualdad de fuerzas es igualmente real. De allí se puede partir a dos caminos divergentes; ¿habría que rearmar a Costa Rica? o ¿habría que desarmar al resto de Centroamérica?



Hoy día, la mayor amenaza a la seguridad nacional de los países centroamericanos son sus ejércitos. Lo vimos con el golpe de estado en Honduras, y lo veremos pronto en Guatemala. Es lo que estamos viviendo…
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Added by Adrian Bergmann on March 25, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Gangs and Drug wars...

Just last night I was shocked to see the little children running after the young boys aged 13-15years shooting at other... the police barely able to shoot at the guilty or adress them since the street was overwhelmed with people and cars trying to see who is shooting who... I couldn't sleep last night thinking how sad it was that major drug lords are using our next generation to kill each other!

 

Added by Jacqueline Tamri on March 25, 2011 at 4:49am — No Comments

JAPAN GOLD RICH, POST-CATASTROPHE RECOVERY QUICK

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Good afternoon from the Philippine highlands!

 

Japan did suffer miserably from the catastrophe of a double-whammy temblor cum tsunami that walloped it recently. Deaths are now in the thousands, damage to property at past $183 Billion or 3.6% of its $5 Trillion GDP, citizens’ morale is badly eroded (more so that nuke fallout is imminent, aftershocks that followed), and the graphic images of the tragically affected areas are…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 24, 2011 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Novruz Bayramı -- Back from Georgia



Ethnic Azeri Novruz, Marneuli, Georgia © Onnik Krikorian 2011

 

I've just returned from a few days in Georgia where I once again visited the ethnic Armenian-Azeri co-inhabited village of Tsopi as part of continuing …

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Added by Onnik Krikorian on March 24, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

NEW STUDY: REDUCTIONS IN VIOLENCE, INCREASE IN PEACE IN THE U.S., COULD YIELD HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS TO U.S. ECONOMY

MEDIA ADVISORY

March 23, 2011



NEW STUDY: REDUCTIONS IN VIOLENCE, INCREASE IN PEACE IN THE U.S., COULD YIELD HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS TO U.S. ECONOMY



RELEASE OF UNITED STATES PEACE INDEX, FIRST-EVER RANKING OF STATES FROM MOST TO LEAST PEACEFUL



Index Reveals Factors Related to Education, Health and Opportunity Strongly Correlate with Levels of Peace



WHAT: A briefing hosted by the Institute for…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on March 24, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Transnational Women's Movement, excerpt - Paper in Progress

            Why is education so vital in the expansion of rights for women?  Education allows for the empowerment of women to control their own destiny.  It allows the woman to remove familial responsibility economically, socially and politically; empowering them to move into positions of leadership within their communities, locally and globally.   Though when it comes to giving women access to education the approach appears much more difficult considering certain stagnant…

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Added by Sarah Hanisko on March 24, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments

New Publication on Negotiating Ceasefires

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (the HD Centre) is pleased to announced the release of a new publication: Negotiating Ceasefires

 

Mediators are faced with many dilemmas when helping to negotiate ceasefires. These range from dealing with the differing interests of the parties to the…

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Added by Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue on March 24, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

10 PhD positions and 2 post doctoral positions in conflict research offered by TAMNEAC

A recently established project called the 'Training and Mobility Network for the Economic Analysis of Conflict' (TAMNEAC) is offering several PhD positions and two post-doctoral positions for researchers who are interested in being trained in the economic analysis of conflict.

 

The overall objective of TAMNEAC is to train a young generation of professionals and researchers in tackling the challenges associated with mass violent conflict in developing countries. This training…

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Added by John Spall on March 24, 2011 at 9:52am — 5 Comments

10 things to learn from japan

1. THE CALM

Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.



2. THE DIGNITY

Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.



3. THE ABILITY

The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn't fall.



4. THE GRACE

People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.



5. THE ORDER

No looting in shops. No honking and no…

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Added by Yves-Renee Jennings on March 24, 2011 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

NEW AFRICAN INSIGHT TO IVORY COAST

By: Mary Kadi Manoah*

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The current events in the Ivory Coast have certainly captured some attention. As soon as we are faced with the words ‘colonialism’ the words we associate with it pop up again all in negatives well

most…….’oppression, manipulation, exploitation to…

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Added by MasterPeace on March 24, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

Kurdish call for civil disobedience

Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) leader Selahatin Demirtaş made an announcement, calling on Turkey's Kurdish population to stage acts of civil disobedience.

Speaking in a press conference he jointly held with Democratic Society Congress (DTK) leader Ahmet Türk, Demirtaş said the DTK, an organization established by former members of the now-defunct Democratic Society Party (DTP), the BDP's predecessor, had decided to stage acts of civil disobedience.

Demirtaş said the…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on March 24, 2011 at 5:57am — No Comments

Invest in peace: Support the USIP

Logo.jpg USIP logo …
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Added by Linda Stamato on March 23, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Consider a Master of Arts degree program in Coexistence and Conflict

 

The Heller School announces the new Shared Societies Scholarship  for the Master of Arts in Coexistence and Conflict. The scholarship will be awarded to an early to mid-career professional living in the Arab world whose work focuses on religious, ethnic and cultural coexistence. The competition is open to nationals of the following territories: Kuwait, Iraq, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahran, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Somalia, Lebanon, Syria,…

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Added by Anne Gudaitis on March 23, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

In the Memoriam

In the Memoriam

Rachel Corrie (1979- 2003) An American hero



She was an American citizen with a Palestinian blood

Today 16, March 2011, marks the 8th anniversary of the tragedy killing of Ms, Rachel Corrie , she killed by Israeli caterpillar D9 bulldozer, she killed while she defining a Palestinian home from demolition in Rafah , Gaza strip in March 2003. According to other activists how were with her, Rachel Climbed up on the Bulldozer to talk with Israeli operator and she was… Continue

Added by Omar Mohameed on March 23, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Libya - junior advisers, legal, political

We are looking for junior advisers on Libya, in relation to work for a hi-profile client/s involved in the conflict there.

 

Human Rights Law stduent/new graduate also helpful, possible case v EU &/ UN.

 

Knowledge of EU & UN Assets & Travel Ban listing regs helpful.

 

Paid work, success fee based.

 

Galway & Jackson (Conflict Management) Associates…

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Added by Johnnie Special One Jackson on March 23, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

Seventh Human Rights Meeting: Solutions to the Forced Displacement of People in a Global World. 31st March and 1st April 2011 - San Sebastián, Spain

7Th Human Rights Meeting

Solutions to the Forced Displacement of People in a Global World.

31st March and 1st April 2011, Donostia-San Sebastián

 

Forced population movements have become a generalized phenomenon in the current international context. The alarming number of displaced people has turned this phenomenon into not only a humanitarian problem but also a problem of security and development.



The purpose of…

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Added by Carolina de Leon on March 23, 2011 at 5:51am — No Comments

East Jerusalem: “Colonialism,” “apartheid” and “ethnic cleansing”

An independent United Nations expert raised the alarm on what he called the “intensifying” deterioration of human rights in East Jerusalem, including the forced eviction of Palestinians from their homes and continued Israeli settlement expansion.

“The continued pattern of settlement expansion in East Jerusalem combined with forcible eviction of long residing Palestinians are creating an intolerable situation that can only be described, in its cumulative impact, as a form of ethnic…

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Added by Patrick Mac Manus on March 23, 2011 at 1:39am — No Comments

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