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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

UN ‘barbershop’ conference aims to dispel stereotypes, promote gender equality

the initiative aims to supports non-discriminatory and non- sexist male attitudes between men, commit to discussing the role of men in realizing gender equality within the UN, and further engage men to end violence against women and girls.


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AFRICA

Togo hosts 5th ECOWAS Ministers of Culture meeting

the experts will also discuss the findings of the validation meeting of the study on the first Forum of ECOWAS on education for a culture of peace through inter-religious dialogue


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ARAB STATES AND MIDDLE EAST

Women working for peace in Israel

video about a group of women formed after last summer’s Gaza war who go out every Friday to different locations around Israel encouraging people to vote in the upcoming elections for whichever party they think will push for a peace deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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from Arab States and the Middle East.

EUROPE

The role of youth work: Employability, peacebuilding and gender in Europe and beyond

The project ‘Voices of change: Employability, peacebuilding and gender in Europe and beyond’ . . . constitutes a real contribution to the advancement and recognition of youth work in Europe


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EAST ASIA AND AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC

UN Asia-Pacific forum opens meeting to advance gender equality

More than 700 representatives from governments, inter-governmental organizations, UN bodies and civil society in Asia and the Pacific began meeting today [19 November] to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment


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SOUTH AND
CENTRAL ASIA

Nepal's Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Myth or Reality?

We had very high expectation when Comprehensive Peace Accord was signed in 2006, ever since lobby was started for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, but many things are being covered up.


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LATIN AMERICA
AND CARIBBEAN

Cuban movement for peace and sovereignty of peoples

Many tasks lie ahead in their efforts to transmit and instill a civic culture of peace . . . Among the many tasks with the aim of promoting peace, the Cuban Movement continues to advocate for the elimination of nuclear weapons and general disarmament.


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NORTH
AMERICA

U.S.: Federal Prison Sentence Begins for Anti-Drone Activist

Kathy Kelly is one of the treasures of the peace movement. She’s been an inspiration for many, including myself


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