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GLOBAL MOVEMENT FOR A CULTURE OF PEACE

CPNN, the Culture of Peace News Network, is a space where readers exchange information about events, experiences, books, music, and web news that promote a culture of peace. It is a self-sustaining network in which You, the reader, are invited to write a news report and contribute to its discussion, and eventually to become a reporter. CPNN is a project of the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World.

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GLOBAL

The Girl Declaration: One year in, one year to go

2015 is fast approaching. The Millennium Development Goals expire next September, and it's crucial that the new set of development goals not only includes girls, but puts them at the heart of the agenda.


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AFRICA

Remembering our friend and colleague, Efua Dorkenoo

For more than three decades, “Mama Efua” was a pioneering leader in the global movement to end female genital mutilation


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ARAB STATES AND MIDDLE EAST

Opening of the first International Women's Congress in Oran, Algeria

it is the women that transmit the values ​​of equality, compassion and cooperation. They should participate in the debate of ideas now to build the foundations of a culture of peace.


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from Arab States and the Middle East.

EUROPE

Call for the 10th Africa-Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations in Nairobi-Kenya

in partnership with the European Youth Forum, the Pan African Youth Union and the Network of International Youth organisations.


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EAST ASIA AND AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC

International Scholars, Peace Advocates and Artists Condemn Agreement To Build New U.S. Marine Base in Okinawa

to rally international support for Okinawans in their inspiring and essential nonviolent campaign to end seventy years of military colonization


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SOUTH AND
CENTRAL ASIA

Day of the Girl Child -- Writings by Afghan women

Read these selected pieces by young female Afghan writers, and join the IDGC in empowering adolescent girls by giving them voice.


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LATIN AMERICA
AND CARIBBEAN

Looking for a leader in the Caribbean to end discrimination against homosexuals

To improve the human rights record in Trinidad and Tobago the country needs leadership. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar can be that leader and could truly make a mark on the country’s history and change the human rights environment for the better.


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from Latin America and Caribbean.

NORTH
AMERICA

Melt the guns: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

nonviolence works better than violence . . . That’s a finding revealed by Dr. Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan in their book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict.


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