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Trinidad and Tobago: Students told to create a culture of peace in classrooms A First Candle for Martin Luther King's Birthday
" students were exposed to various disciplines including anger management, communication and listening skills on how to create a win/win situation" "There had never been a town-wide celebration of the Martin Luther King Holiday. Joined by mutual concern, these women felt that the day should be celebrated. They spent months planning, arranging for speakers and musicians, and exploring community resources. "
Afghanistan: Borderfree Peace Flyer
"the newly launched “Borderfree Community Center of Nonviolence,” where projects and programs take place" "I am a member of the newly forming peace coalition made up of about thirty high school students at Trinity high school in Louisville, Kentucky. "
Moving towards restorative justice in the United States Amahoro Amani: Lasting peace promotion in the Great Lakes
"a profound questioning of traditional justice methods and an eloquent demand for involvement of the entire community in the administration of justice" "By the end of 2007, 420 community mediators aged between fifteen and twenty-five will have been trained in how to take action in their communities to prevent, mediate, and resolve conflicts peacefully."
For Nigerian girls, education is the key that opens doors to progress Eighth-grader crosses California to Conduct Research on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Nigerian girls, like my sisters and I, desire and deserve for our aspirations of becoming valued members of society to be realized. Education is the vehicle towards living this dream." "I chose Eleanor Roosevelt because of her work in the United Nations and her role as first lady, and how she stood out against segregation and women's rights."
United States: Drone Protester Acquitted by Jury High School Intifada
""Lying in that road was the most peaceful moment I've experienced since I left Vietnam,” he said. "I was silent then in the face of those atrocities and I can't be silent anymore."" "My friends and I decided to ignore what we perceived to be an unjust rule, and we made hundreds of flyers ... setting off a process that would eventually involve the entire school."
New York City: Participatory Budgeting: Catch the Fever! Imams and preachers from the Sahel meet in Algiers to combat religious fanaticism
"in 2011, four daring City Council members . . . decided . . . to initiate a pilot project in NYC. Now, only three years later, 22 Council Members have taken up the challenge—committing at least $25 Million to a public vote—and central Council staff and resources now support the process." "the seminar participants urged all scholars, imams and preachers of the Sahel region recognizing the Maliki rite to remove all the ambiguities of religion, "to spread the culture of peace, tolerance, harmony and coexistence with other religions and communities "
Trinidadian women gain ground at the ballot box Celebrating King, creating peace
"Hilary is among the more than 100 women candidates who have been trained by The Network of NGOs of Trinidad & Tobago for the Advancement of Women," "training sessions for Creating a Culture of Peace, a national program founded by Janet Chisholm, a former chair of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship "
3,500 people take part in the diagnosis stage of participatory budgeting in La Serena, Chile. Culture of Peace in Hamilton, Ontario
"this allows the municipality to generate more inclusive processes of residents in decision-making, and it ensures that the work of our city authorities is more attuned to what the public expects" "We in the Hamilton Culture of Peace Network are putting together a history of our accomplishments from April 2000 to now - a list of evidence that Hamilton is moving toward a Culture of Peace"
3.500 personas participaron en etapa de diagnóstico del Programa Presupuesto Participativo [La Serena, Chile] Reintegration after 10 years conflict: Nepal
"esto hace que la municipalidad pueda generar procesos de mayor inclusión de los vecinos en la toma de decisiones y hace que el trabajo que hacen nuestros dirigentes esté también en mayor sintonía con lo que la ciudadanía organizada espera de sus dirigentes" "After comprehensive peace accord signed between Nepal Government and Maoist in 2006; thousands of IDPs were resettled by several NGOs across Nepal in early 2007, Chanda was one among them. "
The municipality of Alcoutim, Portugal, launches Participatory Budgeting International Peace and Non-Violence Fortnight Celebration in Orissa (India)
"This measure encourages active citizenship by promoting the participation and involvement of citizens in the dynamics of governance and prioritization of investments" "when we understand the fierce preparation of countries for wars it has become inevitable to work for peace . . . peace and development are complementary. "
Alcoutim lança Orçamento Participativo Municipal [Portugal] Nepal: Learning English at the cost of the mother tongues?
"Esta medida incentiva a cidadania ativa, promovendo a participação e envolvimento dos munícipes nas dinâmicas de governação e na definição de prioridades " "Hopefully, future federal states of Nepal may promote education in their mother tongue, protecting linguistic rights. "
Participatory Budget 2014: Sunday will be the vote [Trenque, Argentina] Peace Museums, Making a Space for Peace
"In all there are nine interesting alternatives that the citizens of Trenque Lauquen can choose from according to what they consider most necessary for the community" "'Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters'(African Proverb). Peace Museums give the lion their historians."
Presupuesto Participativo 2014: el domingo será la votación [Trenque, Argentina] International Women´s Day: Interview With Leymah Gbowee (Liberia)
"En total son nueve las interesantes alternativas que los trenquelauquenses podrán elegir de acuerdo a lo que se considere necesario para la comunidad." "The Liberian women peace movement demonstrated to the world that grassroots movements are essential to sustaining peace; that women in leadership positions are effective brokers for peace; and the importance of culturally relevant social justice movements. "
Computerized voting system for Participatory Budgeting in Ubatuba, Brazil Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
"We will make the system available on the Web to enable all citizens of Ubatuba to participate in the process from their home, work or community. " "planting of vegetable gardens and medicinal herbs ... awakens new interests and perspectives for the youth"
Sistema informatizado de votação para Orçamento Participativo é destaque em Ubatuba, Brasil Hope in Venezuela
"Vamos disponibilizar o sistema na Web para possibilitar que todos os ubatubenses participem do processo também de sua casa, trabalho ou comunidade." "take notice of the fledgling grassroots democracy in Venezuela, because it could be the start of a new chapter in the struggle for a global culture of peace."