All Blog Posts Tagged 'Indonesia' (27)

Social Media for Disaster Response – Done Right!

To say that Indonesia’s capital is prone to flooding would be an understatement. Well over 40% of Jakarta is at or below…


Added by Patrick Meier on June 30, 2015 at 7:17pm — No Comments

'Mothers Schools' to Working With Police: Women Prevent Violent Extremism

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can also read the post on the USIP web site here.…


Added by Viola Gienger on March 18, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

UK Envoy Echoes U.S. Concern on China Tensions with Neighbors

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Maral Noori

As China rises, the UK Ambassador to Washington said his country and other European nations are as concerned as the…


Added by Viola Gienger on May 7, 2014 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Navigating the Rise of Sunni-Shia Violent Sectarianism

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click here.

By Qamar-ul Huda

Sectarianism and extremist violence between…


Added by Viola Gienger on November 18, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Development Work: A Labor of Love…and Paradox

We are celebrating Labor Day today in the United States, a day dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the everyday efforts of American workers. What better day to share my thoughts on a book I’ve been reading on the lives of us, the development laborers?

Inside the Everyday Lives of Development…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 4, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Why not enter our Film Competition: Superheroes for Peace?!

Are you a budding filmmaker, or simply somebody who is passionate about bringing about positive change in the world? Then why not enter the Encompass Trust “Superheroes for Peace” competition?!

Here at Encompass we believe that it is the little things that we do in life that make the difference. Whether it’s giving someone a smile or helping a neighbour with their shopping, it’s the little acts that make us all heroes in the global battle to bring world peace!…


Added by The Encompass Trust on August 29, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

Extractive Industries and Star Fruit Enterprise: How Both Businesses Benefit Indonesia

The newest PeaceMedia resource, a video published by the United Nations on the star fruit industry in Indonesia, demonstrates the effect that oil and gas companies can have on a local population and environment.  As someone who is very interested in corporate social responsibility and stakeholder engagement, I find this particular video compelling. It speaks of the high expectations for wealth that extractive industries bring to areas, but it also talks about the effects that these companies…


Added by Deborah Drew on April 8, 2012 at 1:42pm — 4 Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... February 15th-22nd, 2012.

  • President Karzai of Afghanistan confronted the Pakistani leadership on Thursday during a visit to Islamabad, accusing Pakistani officials of harbouring the Taliban; he also was quoted as saying there were secret contacts between the US, Afghan governments and the Taliban, and that the…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 22, 2012 at 8:01pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... January 24th- February 1st, 2012.

  • Human Rights Watch released a report accusing Myanmar/Burma and its army of continuing a “systematic repression” of citizens, including the use of anti-personnel landmines, child soldiers, forced labour, extrajudicial killings, sexual violence and the use of human shields, despite the government’s promise of reform and ceasefire agreements with some ethnic armed…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 1, 2012 at 10:54pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... December 14th-21st, 2011.

  • Relatives of inmates on a hunger strike in Kyrgyzstanpicketed a pretrial detention centre on Wednesday to demand their relatives’ demands be met. The protesters are calling upon reviews for the inmates’ cases, who they claim have been sentenced for crimes they didn’t commit. On Tuesday, the Kyrgyz Parliament…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 21, 2011 at 10:16pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... December 8th-14th, 2011.

  • A US citizen was jailed by authorities in Thailand for translating excerpts of a locally banned biography of the King and posting them online. On Friday, the former PM was being questioned by police in connection with a deadly military crackdown on the “Red Shirt” mass opposition protests that…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 14, 2011 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Feature documentary looking for strategic partnerships with peace, gender, and justice organizations.

To the community,

I am posting this in hopes of starting a great partnership between my upcoming feature documentary The Peace Agency and organizations that are committed to empowering women and ending conflict.

The Peace Agency is about a grassroots women’s school for peace and equality in the conflict zone of Poso, Indonesia. Featured in the film is Lian Gogali, the founder of the school, who faces seemingly insurmountable professional and personal struggles…


Added by Sue Useem on November 21, 2011 at 9:30pm — 11 Comments

Project Sophia Mobile Library--Books without borders for post-conflict children in Indonesia

Heartfelt happiness is a precious thing for children who live in times of conflict and post conflict. Their childhood is taken away and replaced by horrible and traumatic experiences such as shooting, killing, burning, torture, and they have to run for their life and become refugees in the forest for months. No more time to play, let alone practical joke. The only thing available for them is terror.
In post conflict period, the world they live in is a world protected by…

Added by Sue Useem on October 21, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

The Value of Feasting

When Carol arrived to the village in rural Indonesia to begin her anthropological dissertation research, she was shocked at the frequency of “feasts” that took place in the village. This was not a phenomenon she had come to study, and frankly, she became a bit annoyed at how she perceived it “disrupted” village life, and presumably her work. They would involve everyone and much effort and time went into these all-day events.

Carol shared, in the qualitative research methods class…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 19, 2011 at 12:03am — No Comments

The Power to Rebuild in Poso

Before a crowd of thousands of Poso residents in late 2009, roughly three years after Christian-Muslim violence in the region had ended, Poso district head Piet Inkiriwang extolled the virtues of investment. ‘If investors come to Poso, we will all shower in money,’ he told the crowd. ‘You’ll have bucketloads.’ These buckets of money were to come from new jobs and compensation payments for land that investors would need.

Economic development is essential to rebuild Poso. But investment…


Added by Sue Useem on October 18, 2011 at 12:41am — No Comments

New Internship opportunity in Sulawesi, Indonesia for post-conflict ecotourism development

Just wanted to let everyone know that an exciting new internship opportunity has been created by the Global Minded Internship Program of RACI. New interns will create an eco-tourism project for sustainable livelihoods in the post-conflict zone of Poso, Indonesia. To learn more about this please visit:





Added by Sue Useem on August 22, 2011 at 10:18pm — No Comments

International AIDS Conference: Introduction to Community life competence

Communities have the capacity to take action, based on their strengths, to realize their dreams. Constellation Support Teams develop and nurture the capacity of communities to facilitate communal discussion, reflection, learning and action. They accompany communities on their journey to their…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on August 22, 2011 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Peace Portal Stories of Peacemaking Challenge Entry

The Peace Portal is holding an exciting competition for stories of peace building around the world. The top 25 stories will make it into a book about peacemaking 2.0! Here is the entry for Institute Mosintuwu, a grassroots movement for women and children in Poso, Sulawesi


"Consult conventional history of the brutal communal conflict that lasted from 1998-2007 in Poso, on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, and prospects for a lasting peace…


Added by Sue Useem on August 21, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

The Arts of Survival

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.…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Trailer for Documentary about women and peace in Indonesia

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…


Added by Sue Useem on August 14, 2011 at 6:48am — 1 Comment

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