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New York City: Participatory Budgeting: Catch the Fever! A First Candle for Martin Luther King's Birthday
"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." "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. "
Trinidadian women gain ground at the ballot box Peace Flyer
"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," "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. "
3,500 people take part in the diagnosis stage of participatory budgeting in La Serena, Chile. Amahoro Amani: Lasting peace promotion in the Great Lakes
"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" "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."
3.500 personas participaron en etapa de diagnóstico del Programa Presupuesto Participativo [La Serena, Chile] Eighth-grader crosses California to Conduct Research on Eleanor Roosevelt
"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" "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."
The municipality of Alcoutim, Portugal, launches Participatory Budgeting High School Intifada
"This measure encourages active citizenship by promoting the participation and involvement of citizens in the dynamics of governance and prioritization of investments" "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."
Alcoutim lança Orçamento Participativo Municipal [Portugal] Imams and preachers from the Sahel meet in Algiers to combat religious fanaticism
"Esta medida incentiva a cidadania ativa, promovendo a participação e envolvimento dos munícipes nas dinâmicas de governação e na definição de prioridades " "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 "
Participatory Budget 2014: Sunday will be the vote [Trenque, Argentina] Celebrating King, creating 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" "training sessions for Creating a Culture of Peace, a national program founded by Janet Chisholm, a former chair of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship "
Presupuesto Participativo 2014: el domingo será la votación [Trenque, Argentina] Culture of Peace in Hamilton, Ontario
"En total son nueve las interesantes alternativas que los trenquelauquenses podrán elegir de acuerdo a lo que se considere necesario para la comunidad." "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"
Computerized voting system for Participatory Budgeting in Ubatuba, Brazil Reintegration after 10 years conflict: Nepal
"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. " "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. "
Sistema informatizado de votação para Orçamento Participativo é destaque em Ubatuba, Brasil International Peace and Non-Violence Fortnight Celebration in Orissa (India)
"Vamos disponibilizar o sistema na Web para possibilitar que todos os ubatubenses participem do processo também de sua casa, trabalho ou comunidade." "when we understand the fierce preparation of countries for wars it has become inevitable to work for peace . . . peace and development are complementary. "
Participatory Budgeting for Youth in Rosario, Argentina Peace Museums, Making a Space for Peace
"projects designed by young people, allowing them to experience the practice of a form of democracy that involves direct participation in the decisions and actions of city management" "'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 Joven – Rosario, Argentina International Women´s Day: Interview With Leymah Gbowee (Liberia)
"los proyectos diseñados por los jóvenes, permitiéndoles vivenciar la práctica de una forma de la democracia que implica la participación directa en las decisiones y acciones de gestión" "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. "
Paraná, Argentina: residents will vote on proposals to implement through the Participatory Budgeting Process Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
"11 projects have been submitted for a vote in the four topics: street and road improvement, enhancement of green spaces, street lighting and water or sewer improvement" "planting of vegetable gardens and medicinal herbs ... awakens new interests and perspectives for the youth"
Paraná, Argentina: vecinos votaron las propuestas para ejecutar a través del Presupuesto Participativo Hope in Venezuela
"hubo 11 iniciativas de proyectos sujetos a votación, en las cuatro temáticas: trama vial, puesta en valor de espacios verdes, alumbrado urbano y saneamiento en obras de agua o de cloaca" "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."
No reason to fear the people: Participatory budgeting in Brazil A Hartford Community Project Promotes Culture of Peace
"A democratic Brazil depends on people making choices, discussing and debating alternatives, thinking about the future. That is democracy" "People of the community join Luis and his family for potluck dinners where everyone brings a dish from their culture. The evening is one of exchanging information, and fellowship with one another."