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United States: Woods Fund Chicago launches Right On Justice initiative with Northern Ireland restorative justice leader A First Candle for Martin Luther King's Birthday
"Restorative Justice is an international movement with growing national and local initiatives that offers an alternative to punitive justice systems and engages the victims of crimes in seeking ways to reduce harm that leads to reduced incarceration and increased school engagement" "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. "
Week for Peace in Colombia Peace Flyer
"after 60 years of violence, largely rooted in our culture, the time has come to develop and advance cultures of peace that have been growing silently from the deepest levels of our country" "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. "
Semana por la paz en Colombia Amahoro Amani: Lasting peace promotion in the Great Lakes
"después de más de 60 años de violencia, ampliamente arraigada en nuestra cultura, es el momento propicio para el desarrollo y avance de las culturas de paz que se vienen gestando silenciosamente desde los escenarios más recónditos de nuestro país" "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."
CEDH [State Human Rights Commission] and the Government have signed the Manifesto for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence [Michoacan, Mexico] Eighth-grader crosses California to Conduct Research on Eleanor Roosevelt
"the pledge of the Manifesto, promising to respect all life, reject violence, release my generosity, listen to understand, preserve the planet and rediscover solidarity" "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."
Firman CEDH [Comisión Estatal de Derechos Humanos] y Gobierno del estado Manifiesto por una Cultura de Paz y no Violencia [Michoacan, Mexico] High School Intifada
"respetar todas las vidas, rechazar la violencia, liberar mi generosidad, escuchar para comprenderse, preservar el planeta y reinventar la solidaridad, manifiestos que aceptó el Gobierno del Estado" "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."
Trinidad and Tobago: Students told to create a culture of peace in classrooms Imams and preachers from the Sahel meet in Algiers to combat religious fanaticism
" students were exposed to various disciplines including anger management, communication and listening skills on how to create a win/win situation" "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 "
Afghanistan: Borderfree Celebrating King, creating peace
"the newly launched “Borderfree Community Center of Nonviolence,” where projects and programs take place" "training sessions for Creating a Culture of Peace, a national program founded by Janet Chisholm, a former chair of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship "
Moving towards restorative justice in the United States Culture of Peace in Hamilton, Ontario
"a profound questioning of traditional justice methods and an eloquent demand for involvement of the entire community in the administration of justice" "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"
For Nigerian girls, education is the key that opens doors to progress Reintegration after 10 years conflict: Nepal
"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." "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. "
United States: Drone Protester Acquitted by Jury International Peace and Non-Violence Fortnight Celebration in Orissa (India)
""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."" "when we understand the fierce preparation of countries for wars it has become inevitable to work for peace . . . peace and development are complementary. "
New York City: Participatory Budgeting: Catch the Fever! Nepal: Learning English at the cost of the mother tongues?
"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." "Hopefully, future federal states of Nepal may promote education in their mother tongue, protecting linguistic rights. "
Trinidadian women gain ground at the ballot box Peace Museums, Making a Space for 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," "'Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters'(African Proverb). Peace Museums give the lion their historians."
3,500 people take part in the diagnosis stage of participatory budgeting in La Serena, Chile. International Women´s Day: Interview With Leymah Gbowee (Liberia)
"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" "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. "
3.500 personas participaron en etapa de diagnóstico del Programa Presupuesto Participativo [La Serena, Chile] Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
"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" "planting of vegetable gardens and medicinal herbs ... awakens new interests and perspectives for the youth"
The municipality of Alcoutim, Portugal, launches Participatory Budgeting Hope in Venezuela
"This measure encourages active citizenship by promoting the participation and involvement of citizens in the dynamics of governance and prioritization of investments" "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."