Communication the Pavement to Build Peace Author: Diana Chávez Acosta Conflicts between individuals or groups arise from miscommunication, the way we express things are usually more influential than what we are actually saying. Imagine all the conflicts and inconveniences we could avoid by first expressing ourselves correctly and most of
Positive Peace: A Quantitative Approach to Peacebuilding The Executive Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) (USA), Michael Collins gave a talk entitled “Positive Peace: A Quantitative Approach to Peacebuilding” as part of the optional course offered by the University for Peace, Peacebuilding, Organized Crime, and State Fragility.
Hoist your white flags of peace, but do it tactically! Reflections on nonviolent actions during the referendum of the Colombian Peace agreement of 2016 Author: Felipe García Arias Translated into Spanish by Silvana Gordillo González On October 2 of 2016 the national referendum to approve or reject the peace agreements
In the race for getting audience attention during an era of compassion fatigue, cooperation between journalists and NGOs is not only beneficial for both parties, but it also contributes to peacebuilding efforts by improving human rights reporting, facilitating aid granting, and enabling change in the mainstream media’s violence-oriented journalistic model.
From peacekeeping to peacebuilding Author: Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 03/18/2004 Category: Editorial The current general predicament facing UN peacekeepers has been highlighted by the recent front-page news of the fatal bitterness that still exists between Serbs and Albanians in Mitrovica, Kosovo (or Kosova as the Albanian
“There is scope for a workable compromise in Mostar that can win support from all concerned”, says Senad Slatina, Sarajevo-based analyst for ICG, “and it is a solution that can be applied as a model for city government throughout the Federation and BiH."
Maoist rebels and totalitarian monarchs are the order of the day for mainstream media coverage of Nepal. But lives are being lived beneath the political radar, and in a small village on the outskirts of Kathmandu, one man (known only as "Papa") has been making a difference by remodeling an
How to rebuild societies after wars in order to achieve sustainable peace has been a key question in the international community since the end of the Cold War. With numerous interventions to halt intrastate conflicts and prevent a return to war, international practitioners and academics alike have sought clear answers
How do peacebuilders promote change? Author: Laura Harms Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 08/09/2008 Category: Comment As our summer program came to an end last week, I asked students to reflect on their role as individuals and members of organizations in promoting change. For me as well
La Carpio is a poor community in Costa Rica, nestled against a wealthy enclave of North American and European ex-patriots. Lynn Schneider takes a sobering look at the discrimination and inequalities faced by residents of La Carpio, demonstrating that cultural and structural violence are deeply ingrained, even in a country