Brian Weinberg of Blended Profit speaks with Sonal Shah, a Tides Fellow and former Director of the Office of Social Innovation at the White House.…Continue
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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The impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement has been devastating to Mexican farmers. In 2008, farmers’ organizations drove their tractors on the route Pancho Villa took during the 1910 revolution, traveling from the U.S. border to Mexico City as part of the “Without corn there…Continue
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Violence confronts children at every level of society–in their relationships with parents and siblings, in the home, at school, and in the media and values that dominate their nation.
How do we end these?
Laws do not solve all problems, but laws against corporal punishment—as…Continue
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Today, the Haitian Collective to Defend the Right to Housing commemorates the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Titanyen, the site of the earthquake's mass…Continue
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On the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the…Continue
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By Beverly Bell
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Blog set up and supported by The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation USA.
attached link, include 3 minutes slam poetry video: No such thing as fair trade cocaine.
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Volunteer to Host a Pair of Armenian and Turkish Change-makers!
HasNa will be bringing over 12 young change-makers from Turkey and Armenia for an innovative peacebuilding and professional development program this October -…Continue
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Housing activist Reyneld Sanon is beginning a tour to key cities in the United States. The tour will raise awareness about Under Tents, the international campaign for housing rights in Haiti. The campaign is a joint initiative of Haitian grassroots groups and more than 30 international organizations that are demanding a solution for Haiti’s homeless.
The January 2010 earthquake killed an estimated 300,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless. In its wake, survivors…Continue
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Ban the bombs…all of them.
Nuclear weapons: The United States is the only nation in the world that has dropped atomic weapons onto a civilian population. Right now it has a stockpile of about 5,000 nuclear weapons, many of which can be launched within 15 minutes.
Global Network for the Study of…
Dance 4 Peace is a global nonprofit that prevents violence and bullying and transforms conflict in schools and communities through dance and creative movement. Our curriculum promotes empathy, mediation skills, anger management, and conflict transformation to instill social and emotional competencies for peace. Through school and community center partnerships, Dance 4 Peace connects communities in the United States in Baltimore, Newark, New York City and Washington DC and…
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Last year while at my native(Silchar, Assam, India) I happened to meet a young boy aged around 22yrs at our village. I realised his face even though he's grown up, as he used to collect our cricket balls whenever it went outside the boundary field. I was touched by his well behaved behaviour and so i invited him to my house the next day early morning just to talk to him.
Next morning Gama came to our house and we started…
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Once in a while someone will say something to you that perfectly encapsulates what you’ve been trying to convey, only in a more concise, elegant or articulate way. @Semhar Araia, founder of the Diaspora African Women’s Network did that for me in a conversation recently, and her brilliant summary has stayed with me over the last few weeks, resulting in this poem last night.
I dedicate it to her and the…Continue
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Rich countries delivered $3.2 trillion of aid to poor countries between 1960 and 2008 (World Bank, 2011). Yet only 36% of aid workers think projects achieve their intended impact (McKinsey & Devex, 2011).
Aid recipients agree, calling for a change in aid’s business model—from that of delivery of goods and…Continue
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I've often said that it was easier for me to move to rural Zimbabwe than to Detroit. When people ask me why this farm-girl-turned-aid-worker devoted myself to placing community-driven development initiatives at the forefront of aid, here’s why:…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 7, 2012 at 8:21pm — No Comments
“Let go and let God.” It’s a mantra of Alcoholics Anonymous. And after the last week or so, I’m wondering if it’s time for international aid to adopt the same approach to recovery (with more politically correct secular references of course).
Last week I attended the “Summit for Aid Effectiveness in Global…Continue