All Blog Posts Tagged 'violence' (235)

Studying narratives about violence, big data style

The other day I got an email from a stranger:
I am working to create a process of collecting stories related to gender-based violence in Botswana... I stumbled across the GlobalGiving storytelling project in Kenya. Was wondering if you felt that the method would be beneficial for collecting information on gender issues here?
All the best,
Bb…
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Added by Marc Maxson on April 11, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

Citizen action as a catalyst for change in the New Urban Agenda



This very timely blog directly links to a discussion that is taking place this morning at the World Urban Forum in Colombia 'A safe city as a just and equitable city' ( Friday 11th April, 8.30am local time).

By Thea Shahrokh, Institute of Development Studies and Joanna Wheeler, Sustainable…

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Added by JASON COLLODI on April 11, 2014 at 4:19am — No Comments

Girls’ Education Advances Security, USIP’s Kuehnast Tells House Panel

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

By Viola Gienger

Expanding educational opportunities for women and girls around the world advances American and international security interests and should be part of a long-term strategy to prevent violent extremism, said Kathleen Kuehnast,…

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Added by Viola Gienger on April 8, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Meaning of Afghanistan’s Elections: Part 1 -- Toward a Cliff of Uncertainty

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

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Added by Viola Gienger on April 1, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Syria’s Civil Society: Wael Sawah on the Push for Influence

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

By Rachel Brandenburg

Almost three years after the Syrian revolution began peacefully, more than 140,000 people have been killed, and the United Nations estimates nearly 2.5 million…

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Added by Viola Gienger on February 27, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

How much does violence cost?

The economic cost of violence containment has surpassed the combined GDPs of Germany and Japan, according to the latest report from the Institute for Economics and Peace. 

Read more: http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/news/851

The report, The Economic Impact of Violence Containment, calculates the cost of violence in 152 countries…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on February 25, 2014 at 11:35pm — No Comments

What’s Behind Latest Nigeria Attacks by Boko Haram?

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

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Added by Viola Gienger on February 25, 2014 at 7:11pm — 1 Comment

A noose and a rope, to throw down and climb out

Sharing a blog post of mine from a Progressive Hindu Coalition I am a part of called Sadhana. I was asked to write a piece about what god means to me. 

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Writing a piece on 'what god means to me', is like trying to find an answer I don't have, and don't even feel like I need to find. 



Here is an incomplete attempt.



Occasionally, on Sundays I accompany my signo* to the Redeemer Presbyterian church on the Upper East Side to listen to Tim Keller…

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Added by Sethu Nair on February 13, 2014 at 2:03pm — No Comments

World in dis-harmony? Reflecting on World Interfaith Harmony Week

The harrowing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is a grim reminder of how religious difference can fan the flames of inter-tribal conflict. Armed attacks between ex-Seleka and Christian anti-balaka militias in the past month is a recent intensification of the interreligious violence which has seen thousands of people killed, nearly 1…

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Added by JASON COLLODI on January 29, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Final Call for Applications: Online Certificate Course on Gender and Development Training - 2014 Edition

Online Certificate Course on Gender and Development Training

6th February – 21st March 2014

Deadline for applications: 5th February 2014

Fee: US$300.- due by 6th February 2014

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Added by Prince Devison on January 28, 2014 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Call for civil society expression of interest to attend the Geneva Declaration Regional Review Conference for the Americas

The Geneva Declaration Secretariat, in collaboration with the Global Alliance on Armed Violence, seeks to find civil society representatives working to prevent and reduce armed violence in countries across the Americas, who are interested in attending the Geneva Declaration Regional Review Conference (RRC), which will take place in Guatemala, 19-21 March,…

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Added by Global Alliance Armed Violence on January 22, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Can Crisis Mapping Help South Sudan?

By Christopher Neu

Spreading violence in South Sudan threatens thousands of civilian lives, political stability in the region,…

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Added by TechChange on December 30, 2013 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

Peacebuilding, Restorative Justice and Structural Violence

http://https://www.academia.edu/5195552/Restorative_Justice_and_Structural_violence

CHAPTER THREE: SOCIAL HARM AND SOCIAL HARMONY

(Chapter from S Henkeman, ‘Restorative Justice as a tool for peacebuilding: a South African case study.’ Unpublished PhD thesis, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 2013, pp 78 - 96)

 

3.  Introduction: The…

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Added by Sarah Henkeman on December 22, 2013 at 8:17am — No Comments

South Sudan's Crisis Reflects Longstanding Tensions

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

By Jacqueline H. Wilson

Jacqueline H. Wilson, a…
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Added by Viola Gienger on December 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Afghans Show Surprising Optimism on Coming Elections

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.…

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Added by Viola Gienger on December 16, 2013 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Mandela’s Legacy: Timing, Spoilers, and Responsibility for Peace

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

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Added by Viola Gienger on December 16, 2013 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Mandela Legacy Extends Beyond Deeds

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

By Robin Wright

The legacy of a man is as much in the…

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Added by Viola Gienger on December 6, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Iraqi Minorities Experience May Show Way for Building Stability in Iraq

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on December 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Tables Turned: How two women could shake up Colombia’s unprecedented peace talks with the FARC.

Check out my latest article in Foreign Policy on new developments at the Colombian peace talks in Havana:  http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/11/27/tables_turned_colombia_farc_talks.

To follow the Colombian peace talks and related issues, see my blog at vbouvier.wordpress.com.  

Added by Virginia Bouvier on November 29, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments

Peacebuilding and Silence [about historical trauma, nested inequality and social harm]

(Extract from S Henkeman, ‘Restorative Justice as a tool for peacebuilding: a South African case study.’ Unpublished PhD thesis, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 2013, pp 59 -63.  https://independent.academia.edu/SHenkeman

2.5.2 Peacebuilding and Silence  …

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Added by Sarah Henkeman on November 29, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

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