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Sonia Ines Goéz Orrego on a speaking tour in the U.S. to share her experience building peace in Colombia A First Candle for Martin Luther King's Birthday
"With two decades of experience in community organizing and building a culture of peace, she discussed how people have come together to prevent forced recruitment of young people by gangs, paramilitary, and guerrilla organizations, to train children and adolescents in nonviolence, and to build more resilient and peaceful communities." "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. "
The Caribbean Union of Teachers promotes LGBT Rights Peace Flyer
"Teacher union leaders have made an important step in their journey to develop a better understanding of LGBT issues from a human rights perspective, as the region shifts its tolerance and acceptance toward sexual diversity." "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. "
La Caribbean Union of Teachers promueve los derechos LGBT Amahoro Amani: Lasting peace promotion in the Great Lakes
"En un esfuerzo por poner fin a la discriminación de los/as estudiantes y docentes LGBT en las escuelas del Caribe, los sindicatos docentes dieron pequeños pasos con el fin de encontrar soluciones para fomentar la aceptación de la diversidad sexual." "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."
Dominican Republic: Attorney General and Justice and Transparency Foundation coordinate to promote culture of peace Eighth-grader crosses California to Conduct Research on Eleanor Roosevelt
"reconciliation and conflict resolution as an alternative to the system of justice in cases of conflicts that can be resolved with understanding and respect for the dignity of each of the parties" "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."
República Dominicana: Procuraduría y Fundación Justicia y Transparencia coordinan promover cultura de paz High School Intifada
"conciliación y la resolución de conflictos, lo cual señaló es una alternativa al sistema de Justicia en casos que pueden corregirse mediante el entendimiento y el respeto a la dignidad de cada una de las partes" "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."
Women and peace: an incomplete South Asian directory Imams and preachers from the Sahel meet in Algiers to combat religious fanaticism
"extensive information on 175 organizations in Afghanistan (20), Bangladesh (32), Bhutan (3), India (38), Maldives (2), Nepal (29), Pakistan (28) and Sri Lanka (25)" "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 "
The Peace Centre organized a counseling session for Gaza's children Celebrating King, creating peace
"a team of seven youth from the Peace Centre . . . organized a counseling session for dozens of children of Gaza City." "training sessions for Creating a Culture of Peace, a national program founded by Janet Chisholm, a former chair of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship "
U.S.: Federal Prison Sentence Begins for Anti-Drone Activist Culture of Peace in Hamilton, Ontario
" Kathy Kelly is one of the treasures of the peace movement. She’s been an inspiration for many, including myself" "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"
Nepal: Freedom of belief should be equally enjoyed for both majority and minority religious groups Reintegration after 10 years conflict: Nepal
"Around forty leaders from Hindu, Christian and Bahai, educators have expressed their concerns about policy and legal provisions regarding religious freedom in Nepal" "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. "
Ghana: WANEP trains 150 peace Ambassadors in Tamale Schools International Peace and Non-Violence Fortnight Celebration in Orissa (India)
"This is in line with WANEP-Ghana’s newly launched programme on the theme, “The role of children in promoting a culture of peace in Ghana.”" "when we understand the fierce preparation of countries for wars it has become inevitable to work for peace . . . peace and development are complementary. "
Mali: Nonviolence: The task of the Association of Municipalities of Sikasso Nepal: Learning English at the cost of the mother tongues?
"The objective of this workshop was to contribute to a culture of peace and non-violence through improving the response capacity of elected officials and community leaders in conflict resolution." "Hopefully, future federal states of Nepal may promote education in their mother tongue, protecting linguistic rights. "
Mali : Non violence : Le combat de l’Association des municipalités de Sikasso Peace Museums, Making a Space for Peace
"L’objectif de cet atelier est de contribuer à une culture de paix et de non violence à travers l’amélioration de la capacité d’intervention des élus et des leaders communautaires dans la résolution des conflits." "'Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters'(African Proverb). Peace Museums give the lion their historians."
A Kenyan kid turns his friends’ poop into clean energy International Women´s Day: Interview With Leymah Gbowee (Liberia)
"Creating change in the way a community thinks makes all the difference, in Mwasaru’s view, and holds the key to addressing fast-depleting resources and the effects of climate change." "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. "
Angkhana Neelapaijit: A crusader of human rights and dignity in Thailand Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
"Angkhana Neelapaijit is the Chairwoman for the Justice for Peace Foundation, and has been termed "a leading human rights defender in Southern Thailand," by Amnesty International." "planting of vegetable gardens and medicinal herbs ... awakens new interests and perspectives for the youth"
USA: Presidential action brings relief from deportation to millions of families Hope in Venezuela
"We will identify short, medium, and long-term steps toward migration policies that integrate immigrants as partners, rather than treating them like criminals" "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."