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Many know Bogotá as a model of urban development in Latin America. In 1993, the city was in crisis, with a recorded homicide rate of 81 per 100,000 inhabitants. To put this figure in perspective, in 2014 there were 328 murders in New York City, or about 4 per 100,000 inhabitants. Over the next few years, however, a series of progressive…Continue
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Before the uprising in Yemen I worked as a Computer Engineer in Sana’a, Aden, Mukalla and Hodiedah. It was a good opportunity and I was happy to have a stable job in a country where unemployment is so high. On my free time I would volunteer with civil society organizations. Increasingly, I started to love my volunteer work, more than I did my job. When the…Continue
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Are you a (potential) trainer, multiplier or educator active in the peacebuilding field? Would you like to improve your facilitation skills? Apply now for the upcoming Training of Trainers- Understanding and Working with Conflict !
We are currently seeking participants for the training, which will take place in Barcelona from 11-18…Continue
TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during June, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by…Continue
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The popularity of the BDS (Boycott and Divestment and Sanctions) movement in recent months, especially in universities and colleges across the US, can be understood and even coveted from the ingenuous and naive perspective. After all, what could be a more justified and worthy than alleviating the misfortune and suffering of innocent people? But this is precisely where the double-edge sword of this initiative lies: boycotting Israel cannot and will not assuage the genuine ongoing…Continue
The 2015 Peace Caravan will take place from 15th to 29th August and will host public open air forums in twelve towns namely Nairobi, Naivasha, Nakuru, Molo, Burnt Forest, Eldoret, Nandi Hills, Kericho, Sotik, Kisii, Homabay and Kisumu. The caravan will be geared towards…Continue
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Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a cross-border Friendship Initiative of Mission Bhartiyam (India) and The Catalyst (Pakistan), aims to create unwavering bonds of peace and friendship between India and Pakistan. Through its initiatives that ranges from…Continue
NP in South Sudan is deeply worried about the safety and security of 4 of our colleagues who have been unaccounted for a number of days. Mary, Rebecca, Michael and Duop are national protection officers serving in the Koch team in southern Unity. All 4 are from that area, living with their families when they were hired by NP last December, to join the team. Since that time, they have worked alongside their international counterparts to serve the people of Koch County. When the fighting…Continue
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Last weekend in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, a devastating explosion by Arab coalition fighter jets killed 69 people and wounded 250, according to recent reports by Aljazeera. The United Nations estimates that …Continue
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Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a joint Indo-Pak Friendship initiative of Mission Bhartiyam (India) and The Catalyst-Tc (Pakistan), conducted its 14th Aman Chaupal on 14th May 2015 in Alternative Learning Systems (ALS), a renowned…Continue
It is 5.30 PM, Nairobians are leaving their work places and getting ready to settle in for the night after a hard day’s work. Everyone is hurrying home, doing some last minute shopping and frantically trying to get transport out of Nairobi city for the surrounding estates where a majority of the city’s work force live.
About 500 KM North East of Nairobi the scenario is different. After a hard day of herding and securing their cattle, the child soldiers of Losasia take up positions and…Continue
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Coffee House Conversations On Race Relations takes to the airways!
On this week’s Possible Society In Motion Radio Show, co-hosts, Anastasia Rosen-Jones and Jack Slattery are joined by special guest, Herman King, as they introduce a new track to their program. The new format, anticipated to be a regular or semi-regular addition, will bring the…
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With the first New Horizons Coffee House Conversation On Race Relations—held January 31 at Dublin Roasters Coffee in Frederick, Maryland—bringing a “can do” message to the fore, New Horizons Support Network Executive Director Anastasia Rosen-Jones and the New Horizons volunteer team are ramping up their efforts for the…Continue
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There is black magic, no doubt about it, just as there is EVIL in this world; darkness and depravity. A quick view of today’s headlines broadcasts this loud and clear. Even without the horrors of ISIS commanding our attention there are all kinds of genuine threats lurking. We must be alert to these and cautious in our dealings.
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The New Horizons Support Network sponsored Coffee House Conversation On Race Relations had one specific aim. We were intent on creating a community dialogue rather than a debate. A dialogue that would generate community growth and development through purposeful conversation based on civility and respect rather than…Continue
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