On Friday, May 24th, the staff of BlazeSports America will be welcoming 18 Haitian’s to America as they arrive to participate in the annual BlazeCamp in Warm Springs, Georgia as part of the Department of State – Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs – Sport Diplomacy program. The group of Haitians includes 12 youth with varying disabilities as well six leaders that have gone through previous leadership trainings with BlazeSports funded by USAID and UN Office of Sport for Development…Continue
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“Haiti is freedom” was my friend Sabina’s answer, when I asked her why she loves it there. We were walking under palm trees, returning from a festival organized by a youth center in the coastal city of Jacmel.
Sabina, originally from New Jersey, now lives in Haiti working on an initiative to identify successes in locally-driven…
Added by Amanda Munroe on April 10, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments
This entry was originally posted on the Rotary Global Peace Forum Blog. The Rotary Global Peace Forum in Hawaii is January 25-27 and is an opportunity for attendees to develop strategies to progress towards a more peaceful world. Honolulu's forum invites the next generation of leaders to rise to the occasion by actively shaping the…Continue
Added by Erinn King on September 27, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments
2012 Change the World in Africa
This month, East meets West, but not quite in the traditional way. Peace Revolution will visit both Eastern and Western Africa during their stay in Kenya and Nigeria as part of their 2012 Change…Continue
Added by Anita on September 20, 2012 at 6:39am — No Comments
This blog post was originally shared on www.interfaithyouthactivist.com, specifically for youth in high-school. But, it can be applied to younger youth as well. I'm hoping you can use these suggestions for your youth communities if you're interested in interfaith engagement.
1. Start an Interfaith Student Group in your high-school or…Continue
Added by Sana Saeed on August 27, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments
I would like to inform you about a new 800page MultiMedia eBook “Youth Rising for Peace”, which is being published online for the International Day of Peace, September 21.
Dedicated to the United Nations Decade for a Culture of Peace, it features 40 young and veteran peacemakers and model solutions for the full spectrum of peacemaking.
From inner city violence to homeless youth, inner peace to making ecocide a crime…Continue
Added by Eric Nicolas Schneider on August 24, 2012 at 6:51am — No Comments
On June 6, the “Salam Shabab” TV series for Iraqi youth received the UNESCO Special Prize at the Prix Jeunesse International, the leading competition for quality children’s and youth programming. In the Prix Jeunesse announcement of the award (see below), the show was described as both “courageous” and “ravishing”.
Supported by USIP and produced by Iraqis, Salam Shabab is a reality TV show for Iraqi youth (ages 14-18) that is based on a peacebuilding curriculum.…Continue
Added by Alexis Torello on July 16, 2012 at 2:28pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Kalpanil Sinha on June 16, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments
At present, production and selling of drug (e.g. YABA, PETHIDINE, HEROIN, GANJA (Hemp), PHENSEDYL etc) is a very profitable business in this world. Many people in all over the world involve with this business by investing money as a producer, manufacturer and seller of those harmful drugs. By this illegal business, any…Continue
Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on May 17, 2012 at 5:14am — No Comments
A new project aims to counter ‘violent extremism’ by connecting former self-identified extremists with ‘at risk’ youths.
Self-identified former “extremists” and survivors have formed a social network aimed at helping young people avoid political violence and gang culture. The Against Violent Extremism network believes that radicalization is less of a religious and ideological issue…Continue
Added by tahir wadood malik on May 9, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
I am currently trying to scope out my methodology chapter. There has been a lot that has been said about empowering children and youth and investing in them. But, do we invest in them methodologically?From the outset, most research processes begin and end with the researcher. With a growing trend towards action and participatory research, there is greater inclusion of the researched within the process. But, with a large amount of research being conducted with those under the age of 18 years,…Continue
Ø Do you want your voice to be heard?
Ø Are you that person who cares aboutthe Caribbean?
Ø Do you want to contribute todecision making in your country and region and shape the future?
Ø Do you dream about an even bettertomorrow?
Ø Do you see the strengths around you and the possibilities for change?
Ø Would you want to connect with otheryouth and engage in conversations about key issues in our…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 7, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments
Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute is currently accepting applications for the 2012 edition of the following online distance learning courses:
1. Certificate Course on Gender and Development Training, [18th January – 17th January, 2012].
The course seeks to examine how gender identities are formed and re-shaped as a result of the development process – and…
Added by Prince Devison on December 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Countless conferences on peace have been held. Endless peace treaties have been signed. Numerous peace prizes have been awarded. Yet the world seems to be farther from peace than ever before. The world is crying out for a better way to create peace, and it is the time for a revolution of different kind.
Peace Revolution is creating a new “paradigm shift” intent on refocusing all of our personal priorities from an outward search to an inward quest designed to…
Added by Anita on October 1, 2011 at 7:35am — No Comments
Last year, there were no girls enrolled past the 10th grade at Faroiz Makhamova’s high school in Chorku, Tajikistan. This year, there are 20.
In Faroiz’s rural district, only 42 percent of girls continue their studies after the 9th grade. Many…
“To be wholly overlooked and to know it are intolerable” ~John Adams
A clear thread is woven through the fabric of the many different, and often differently expressed, social upheavals that we have been experiencing throughout the year, and that thread is the challenge of global neoliberalism to dignity. Perhaps indeed some late 21st century Barbara Tuchman will tell the story of how 2011 was 1848 or 1937. What’s important now is that we understand how our…Continue
I was one of the twenty participants from all over the world to attend the Peace Revolution Fellowship last June in…Continue
The theme of the conference this year is, “OUR WORLD. OUR WATER.” The program focuses on efforts around the world by various organizations to create sustainability for the environment.
Participants at the GYA 2011 are able to deepen…Continue
Added by Anita on August 10, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments
This was originally posted at Peace Direct
In London’s east End, our Truce 2020 youth project aims to give young people the skills to handle and defuse conflict in their own communities. Here the project…Continue
Added by Joel Gabri on August 10, 2011 at 4:20am — No Comments