All Blog Posts Tagged 'violence' (259)

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: What Did It Achieve?

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

By Delphine Djiraibe, Jok Madut Jok, Arif Elsaui Omer, Franklin Oduro, Daud Osman…

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Added by Viola Gienger on October 10, 2014 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Stepping away from the Poisoned Buffet

Do we have the courage to stop being consumers of violence? 

We are consumers of violence. We have so over-consumed violence that we hardly recognize what we are consuming anymore. It is time to step away from the poisoned buffet.

Our culture offers us as…

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Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on October 3, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

Community Policing and Violent Extremism: Sharing Security Responsibility

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

By Shannon Zimmerman and Megan…
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Added by Viola Gienger on September 24, 2014 at 2:46pm — No Comments

IVORY COAST JUSTICE DELAYED:THE UNPUNISHED CRIMES OF GUILLAUME SORO

By Daniel Ozoukou Political Analyst



The ivoirian head of parliament, is a former rebel who has been accused of gross violation of human rights, crimes against humanity, economic crimes.

In reaction to these allegations the UN and Human rights NGOs have investigated Mr Soro Guillaume role and implications in the massacre of civilians and the hold up of the west african central Bank in Man and Bouake…

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Added by Daniel ozoukou on September 22, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

The ninth GCCT newsletter

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to…
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Added by TransConflict on September 18, 2014 at 7:48am — No Comments

Latest Extremist Group in Iraq, Syria Must Be Challenged at Core, USIP’s Omar Says

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

By Manal Omar…

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Added by Viola Gienger on September 17, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Call for International Participants to Attend The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative Conference – Oslo, Norway, 27-29 October 2014

Iraqi and international members of the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative and the Iraqi Social Forum have been working over the last several months to organize an international conference concerning civil society in Iraq. Following an invitation by the Norway Social Forum to take part in their…

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Added by johanna l. rivera on September 11, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

TransConflict - August 2014 Review

Dear All,

 
TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during August, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:…

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Added by TransConflict on September 1, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

When Trying to Get Help Hurts: Women Seeking Justice in Afghanistan

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

By Bethany…
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Added by Viola Gienger on August 28, 2014 at 2:59pm — No Comments

How to Gauge Africa Summit Success? Updated, Realistic Perceptions

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

By Emily Fornof

President Barack Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will be a success to the extent…

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Added by Viola Gienger on August 7, 2014 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Colombia’s War Survivors Appeal for U.S. Support, Responsibility

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

By Viola Gienger

Victims of the five-decade war in Colombia, one of the world’s most longstanding…

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Added by Viola Gienger on August 1, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How listening to stories can bolster your work

When you think of storytelling, I’m guessing that your first thoughts are more about the emotional potency of stories to enrich our lives and expand our awareness, and less about about rigor. But over the years GlobalGiving has developed an approach to storytelling that allows organizations to map much more of the complexity of any social problem or conflict than they could do with surveys and old-school evaluations.

A crux of our approach is to have the people embedded in communities…

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Added by Marc Maxson on August 1, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Gaza: Time to take sides

The news out of Gaza has been horrendous, overwhelming, tragic, heart-breaking. Death upon death. Destruction after destruction. Loss of life; losses for families, communities, the human race. It is easy to feel rage and horror, depression and defeat. Will the violence ever end?

Although the outlook for peace and reconciliation may seem at a discouraging low, there are also some hope-inspiring stories that should not be ignored and buried in these deadly times:

  • In Gaza,…
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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on July 28, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Support for the Victims of Boko Haram Must Tackle Roots of Violence

Support for the Victims of Boko Haram Must Tackle Roots of Violence

By Charles Kwuelum

http://www.peacevoice.info/2014/07/18/support-for-the-victims-of-boko-haram-must-tackle-roots-of-violence/

On July 16th, 2014, Boko Haram – a group engaging in terrorism in Nigeria – …

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Added by charles kwuelum on July 21, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments

Calling Geneva-based NGOs! Register to attend the Civil Society Meeting on Reducing Armed Violence to Promote Peace & Development | 10 July

In Geneva, Switzerland on 10 July, the Global Alliance on Armed Violence (GAAV), in partnerships with the Geneva Declaration Secretariat and Small Arms Survey (SAS) will host a half-day workshop, Civil Society Meeting on Reducing Armed Violence to Promote Peace & Development.

This event is open to civil society organisations (CSOs) present in Geneva and CSOs attending the…

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Added by Global Alliance Armed Violence on July 3, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Iraq Crisis: Will Politics Deliver More After Military Response This Time?

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

By Elie Abouaoun

Just six months ago, I was having a traditional Iraqi dinner with a friend in a building…

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Added by Viola Gienger on June 23, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Bold West African drug policy proposal should be taken up, and taken further

Gathering pace in the past years, global drug policy reform momentum has now also reached West Africa.

On 12 June, the West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD) launched a new report, Not just in Transit. Drugs, the State and Society in West Africa. WACD, an independent blue-ribbon commission initiated in 2013 by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and chaired by Nigeria’s ex-President…

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Added by JULIA HAMAUS on June 19, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Incarcerated youth: creating space for community and healing

This blog entry is cross-posted from http://dynamicmindfulness.org/building-community-juvenile-hall/

 

Every six months, Niroga Institute conducts three day-long yoga retreats in Juvenile Hall, where we teach 14 weekly classes in trauma-informed yoga and stress management. It’s a day of deepening our practice, building community, sharing food and experiences, and having fun.  We…

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Added by Danielle Ancin on June 12, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Security Provision in Rapidly Urbanising Contexts: Evidence from Nepal

We know that urban violence not only affects people’s health and wellbeing, it has a devastating impact on the social fabric and economic prospects of entire cities. It can also set recursive cycles of vulnerability in motion – violence-affected individuals find it increasingly harder to be gainfully employed, while poverty is sustained through inter generational transfers.

However, the mechanisms through which violent crime and urbanisation are interconnected are…

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Added by JULIA HAMAUS on June 10, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Nigeria: Remedies for a Police-Community Disconnect?

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

By Nadia Gerspacher

Community policing is increasingly seen as a hopeful approach to address violent extremism and even terrorism. The…

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Added by Viola Gienger on June 4, 2014 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

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