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Power and Resistance at the World Social Forum in Tunisia World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil
"This is the second time the forum has been held in Tunisia, illustrating its significance in the struggle for a just world more than four years after mass mobilisation across the country inspired uprisings across the region and further abroad." "the indigenous peoples spoke as an important voice of the forum ... They came in their warpaint; one indigenous woman explained to me that they consider themselves engaged in a fight to save their forest from exploitation and destruction "
World Social Forum in Tunis: Another world is possible, without the 1% Anti-War Events in All 50 States
"I am proud to join the leaders of Greenpeace, ActionAid, Civicus and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) in highlighting the urgent need to tackle the vested interests of the 1 percent, in order to build a better world for all of humanity." "a real growth in anti-war sentiment and organizing in many conservative areas of the country"
Closing of the World Social Forum: Citizens of the world versus terrorism and oppression Who Will Disarm America?
"The 2015 edition of the WSF is an important step towards universal activism advocating socio-economic change through the participation of more than 50,000 people representing 5,800 organizations including 270 related to youth" "Kao and other students are part of a coalition to demilitarize the University of California and demand that the UC Regents uphold international law and actively work to disarm the weapons labs."
Clôture du Forum social mondial : Les citoyens du monde contre le terrorisme et l’oppression des peuples 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Wangari Maathai
"L’édition 2015 du FSM est une importante étape sur la voie du militantisme universel prônant un changement socio- économique à travers la participation de plus de 50 mille personnes représentant 5.800 associations dont 270 en rapport avec la jeunesse" "The environment is very important in the aspects of peace because when we destroy our resources and our resources become scarce, we fight over that."
Gobiernos respaldan nuevas funciones para la Comisión de la Mujer The United Nations Department of Public Information Opens Its 2012 Briefing Season with Culture of Peace!
" Esto consolidará los esfuerzos para incorporar la igualdad de género en todos los debates y medidas mundiales sobre desarrollo sostenible." "Amplifying the Unseen and Unheard Voices of Peace "
Les gouvernements approuvent de nouveaux rôles pour la Commission de la condition de la femme A Day of Peace and Solidarity in D.C.
"Ceci renforcera les initiatives d’intégration de l’égalité des sexes à travers l’ensemble des actions et des débats mondiaux sur le développement durable." "Together we marched and together we chanted, 'NO MORE WAR!'"
Women Leaders Call for Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Post-2015 Agenda Mayors for Peace Honored with Award
"Women leaders from every continent, brought together by U.N. Women and the Chilean government, demanded that gender equality be a cross-cutting target in the post-2015 development agenda" "the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have continually sought to tell the world about the inhumane cruelty of nuclear weapons and have consistently urged that nuclear weapons be abolished.""
ONU Mujer: Bachelet destacó participación de mujeres en puestos de poder Nobel Prize for Peace to Shirin Ebadi
"el empoderamiento y los derechos de las mujeres alrededor del mundo . . . y . . . la participación de las mujeres en cargo de liderazgo y garantizar su participación en la toma de decisiones." "It not only acknowledges her unrelenting work in human rights in Iran midst an "un-enabling" environment, but it also exemplifies Islamic values in upholding deeply entrenched ideas of justice and equity within the ethical dimension of Islam."
Mexico: Coahuila University to host International Congress of Communication The Mindanao Week of Peace
"To involve the civil society in the communicative processes of citizenship and to promote a culture of peace" "communities of inter-faith organizations, non-governmental organizations, peoples’ organizations, government agencies who are working and advocating and mainstreaming the CULTURE OF PEACE in the Southern Philippines"
Será Sede UA de C del Congreso Internacional de Comunicación The dialogue of bombs & the underreported nonviolent resistance
"Para actuar desde la sociedad civil y en favor de los procesos comunicativos de la ciudadanía, para la construcción de una cultura de paz" "a single suicide bomber gets enormously more air time on the international media than a dozen mass unarmed actions"
US and Iran: Track II diplomacy through jazz From A Culture of War to A Culture of Peace in Malaysia
" I now have a totally different understanding of Americans.” – Iranian participant." "In the wake of the government crackdown, over the last week, of the legitimate rights of the Malaysian people to peacefully demonstrate, a Bersih 2.0 Global Solidarity Network has sprung up"
South Africa: International Training Program for Human Rights Little Known Peace Efforts in the Middle East
"the main goals of the upcoming Forum are to bring both outstanding participants from past Leadership Training Programmes and new leaders to launch a global intergenerational leadership organization" "When I contrast the plethora of peace related projects discussed on the IFLAC e-list, with a total disregard for its relevance in mainstream media, I have to question why such vital information is being neglected. "
Beirut, Lebanon: Citizenship, Gender and Democracy Building International Roundtable Discussion Peace Research: We are all interconnected
"the event was a powerful expression of international networking, civil society alliance building and solidarity with the Syrian civil rights organizations." "This was the impression I bring home from the bi-annual conference of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) that opened July 1 in Suwon Korea with 300 peace researchers from around the world"
Esther Abimiku Ibanga, Founder and president of The Women Without Walls Initiative to receive the Niwano Peace Prize Edward Said Lecture
"A courageous and dedicated religious leader, Esther has worked extensively to foster and facilitate reconciliation between conflicting religious and tribal groups." "He spoke eloquently of the rights of all people, and the illegality of the Israel's military occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. When he was finished, he received thundering applause"
Peace through Tourism by David Scowsill, President and CEO of WTTC Diego Rivera, the Father of Guadalupe
"People instinctively share travel with their friends; it broadens the mind, mends fences and breaks down negative perception. We have a really powerful message, and peace security and understanding can be fostered through tourism" "how Diego Rivera, a man impassioned about his own dream of a Culture of Peace, painted for his people"