By Tory Field and Beverly Bell
“We, women from more than 40 countries, from different indigenous peoples of Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, have gathered together to…Continue
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It's June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we're featuring peacebuilding men we love.
Sami Awad is Executive Director of Holy Land Trust, the nonprofit he founded in Bethlehem in 1998. He also directs the…Continue
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Working with PeaceMedia has provided the opportunity to be exposed to various peacebuilding tactics. It has shown that there is a plethora of information out there and that countless individuals are working tirelessly to bring about peace and resolve conflicts. Most recently, I watched a video on an orchestra in Brazil that began allowing girls to take part. Traditionally a male dominated art, this orchestra is lead by a female maestra, and has women playing alongside men. This orchestra is…Continue
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“In general, people here consider meeting Israelis as kind of betrayal. I believed that any kind of contact or talking with Israelis was like betraying my country and ignoring the long history of suffering of my people,” said Faras, a Palestinian.
Every moment is an opportunity for change. What can…Continue
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The leader of a former grantee organization I used to work with in Rwanda asked me last month:
“Since you started [how-matters.org], can you see any impact around advocated issues? Any results to share?”
It’s only fair. I’m sure I asked this of local organizations like hers too many times to count.
So today, since I missed the milestone of my 100th post, I share and celebrate the…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 19, 2011 at 12:01am — No Comments
Reflections of Fidel
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on October 10, 2011 at 10:53pm — No Comments
In honor of this week's Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting, I'm reposting this from early October last year. The issues remain the same; the fundraising resources for local organizations still needed.
“Is a trickle of that money ever going to reach us?”…Continue
I knew the real story about the famine in northern Kenya and Somalia would probably never be told…
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on August 21, 2011 at 12:40am — No Comments
The ‘Foundations’ of the Bilderberg Group
The Bilderberg Group, formed in 1954, was founded in the Netherlands as a secretive meeting held once a year, drawing…
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 18, 2011 at 5:27pm — No Comments
After sharing some development practitioners’ honest remarks on aid, Africa, corruption and colonialism last week, I thought I would also share key points made in a session hosted by Oxfam that I attended at the World Bank/IMF annual meetings’ Civil Society Policy Forum on April 15th. Entitled “The Road to Busan: Ensuring Citizens Drive Their Own…Continue
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A new charismatic CEO, Dr. Seth Berkley will soon take up his position with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) Alliance, the aim of which is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries. Can Berkley see through the spin at global health…Continue
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