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Insight on Conflict Newsletter - June 2012

A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features case studies on peacebuilding evaluation, an overview of peacebuilding activities in Iraq, and more. To receive the email newsletter each month sign-up here


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Added by Joel Gabri on June 8, 2012 at 6:44am — No Comments

Kashmir: Trading for peace across the line of control by Ashima Kaul

This video originally appeared on Insight on Conflict, the leading online resource on local peacebuilding in conflict zones.

A video report from Ashima Kaul, Insight on Conflict’s local correspondent for Kashmir, on how cross border trade is promoting peace in the disputed…

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Added by Joel Gabri on June 6, 2012 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

New Silk Road: stabilising Afghanistan post-2014 by Mariam Safi

This article was originally posted on Insight on Conflict



“We believe a stable and prosperous Afghanistan can only be envisioned in a stable and prosperous…

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Added by Joel Gabri on May 28, 2012 at 8:23am — 1 Comment

Institute of Medicine 'violence as a contagion' workshop by Josh Gryniewicz

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict.

If science were sacred the Keck Center in Washington DC would be among its most noted cathedrals. The lobby in limestone and granite is dominated by a three-wall bronze engraving representing the origins and evolution of scientific inquiry. Phenomena and achievement from the microscopic…

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Added by Joel Gabri on May 24, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Searching for peace in Iraq: a research project by Benoite Martin

This post was originally published on Insight on Conflict

In March 2012, Nova-Social Innovation and the Department for Peace Operations (DPO) of Patrir, released the result of a 2-year research project  …

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Added by Joel Gabri on May 22, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

Islamabad Peace Exchange by Zahid Shahab Ahmed

This post was orginally featured on Insight on Conflict

Capacity-building, collaboration and networking were the buzzwords when members of over 20 peacebuilding organisations from across Pakistan met at the Islamabad Peace Exchange in April. …





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Added by Joel Gabri on May 17, 2012 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

Bosnia twenty years on: remembrance but not reconciliation by Mirjana Kosić and Ian Bancroft

Twenty years on from the start of the war,
Bosnia-Herzegovina
 is engaged in various forms of remembrance and reflection, yet struggling to move towards the sort of reconciliation necessary to transcend the country’s 
persistent…

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Added by Joel Gabri on May 10, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

Young Nigerians illustrate life beyond war by Libby and Len Trauman

This post originally appeared in Insight on Conflict

"How can we have peace if we don't build relationships?" The plea and key to life beyond war emotes from African Ikenna Ezeibe in the new 2012 film, Dialogue in Nigeria: Muslims & Christians Creating Their Future. Ezeibe was among the 200 adversaries -- courageous young women and men who…

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Added by Joel Gabri on May 3, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Insight on Conflict Newsletter - May 2012

A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features research on the role of women in violence in South Sudan,  and more. To receive the email newsletter each month, please sign-up here or email joel@insightonconflict.org.

Women and…

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Added by Joel Gabri on May 1, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments

Burundi: challenges for truth and reconciliation by Landry Ninterestse

This post originally appeared on Insight on Conflict

Since early this year, discussions and consultations on the setting up of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Burundi have been going on. Government leaders have been meeting with political parties, civil society, religious organisations and other key actors. Leaders are…

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Added by Joel Gabri on April 13, 2012 at 5:43am — 2 Comments

How to improve relationships between locals and donors by Chris Preager

This post originally appeared on Insight on Conflict

Donor support is vital to local peacebuilders and a growing body of literature is revealing specific ways the relationship between the two can be enhanced. When I interviewed peacebuilders from different regions and compared their responses I found some core issues that were notably consistent and…

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Added by Joel Gabri on April 12, 2012 at 9:13am — 4 Comments

Planning for the future by Dr Scilla Elworthy

This post originally appeared on Insight on Conflict

Thirty-five years ago, the land north-east of Cairo was a desert – parched and barren. Today it is transformed; lush fields are nourished by abundant water and shaded by the trees originally planted to secure the sand, now helping turn sand into rich soil.

The farm is called SEKEM,founded in 1977 by the Egyptian…

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Added by Joel Gabri on April 5, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments

Insight on Conflict Monthly Newsletter: April 2012

A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features local conflict analysis, local governance in DR Congo and more. To receive the email newsletter each month, please sign-up here or email …

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Added by Joel Gabri on April 2, 2012 at 5:52am — No Comments

An Interview with an ex-Guerrilla in Colombia by Hasan Dodwell

This article originally appeared on Insight on Conflict

The cause has been a constant. What has changed is how that cause has been advanced. In his search for social justice in Colombia, Yezid Arteta has passed from student activist, to guerrilla fighter, to committed promoter of a peaceful solution to the Colombian conflict.

In 1984 Yezid Arteta…

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Added by Joel Gabri on March 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A Ugandan reflection on Kony 2012 by Stephen Oola

This post was written by Stephen Oola, the Ugandan Local Correspondent for Insight on Conflict. Insight on Conflict is Peace Direct's global resource on peacebuilding. Showcasing the work of hundreds of local peacebuilding organisations worldwide.

In a globalised world, it’s become more difficult to label an organisation a “local…

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Added by Joel Gabri on March 9, 2012 at 9:45am — 10 Comments

Insight on Conflict Newsletter - March 2012

A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features articles on the role of education in peacebuilding, applying Security Sector Reform and more. To receive the email newsletter each month, please sign-up here or email joel@insightonconflict.org.

New newsletter for…

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Added by Joel Gabri on March 2, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments

Role of NGOs as global change agents by Josh Gryniewicz

This article was originally posted on Insight on Conflict.

CeaseFire was thrilled to be named in the Global Journal’s inaugural ‘Top 100 Best NGOs’ list last week joining Ashoka, Oxfam, Human Rights Watch,…

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Added by Joel Gabri on February 10, 2012 at 8:13am — 1 Comment

Measuring peace in Northern Ireland

This article was originally posted on Insight on Conflict.

At the end of June 2011 the international media returned to Northern Ireland to report on a story very different from those that made  their headlines during the 30 year period known euphemistically as the ‘Troubles’. This time the story concerned the quite remarkable success of three local…

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Added by Joel Gabri on February 6, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Insight on Conflict Newsletter - February 2012

A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features a collection of articles of peacebuilding in Somalia, the role of women in traditional dispute resolution in Afghanistan and more. To receive the email newsletter each month, please sign-up here or email…

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Added by Joel Gabri on February 2, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

Insight on Conflict Newsletter - January 2012

A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features a case study of locally-led DDR in DR Congo, community security in Bangladesh and more. To receive the email newsletter each month, please sign-up here or email …

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Added by Joel Gabri on January 3, 2012 at 1:37pm — No Comments

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