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Women Leaders Call for Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Post-2015 Agenda World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil
"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 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 "
ONU Mujer: Bachelet destacó participación de mujeres en puestos de poder Anti-War Events in All 50 States
"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." "a real growth in anti-war sentiment and organizing in many conservative areas of the country"
Mexico: Coahuila University to host International Congress of Communication Who Will Disarm America?
"To involve the civil society in the communicative processes of citizenship and to promote a culture of peace" "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."
Será Sede UA de C del Congreso Internacional de Comunicación 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Wangari Maathai
"Para actuar desde la sociedad civil y en favor de los procesos comunicativos de la ciudadanía, para la construcción de una cultura de paz" "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."
US and Iran: Track II diplomacy through jazz The United Nations Department of Public Information Opens Its 2012 Briefing Season with Culture of Peace!
" I now have a totally different understanding of Americans.” – Iranian participant." "Amplifying the Unseen and Unheard Voices of Peace "
South Africa: International Training Program for Human Rights A Day of Peace and Solidarity in D.C.
"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" "Together we marched and together we chanted, 'NO MORE WAR!'"
Beirut, Lebanon: Citizenship, Gender and Democracy Building International Roundtable Discussion Mayors for Peace Honored with Award
"the event was a powerful expression of international networking, civil society alliance building and solidarity with the Syrian civil rights organizations." "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.""
Esther Abimiku Ibanga, Founder and president of The Women Without Walls Initiative to receive the Niwano Peace Prize Nobel Prize for Peace to Shirin Ebadi
"A courageous and dedicated religious leader, Esther has worked extensively to foster and facilitate reconciliation between conflicting religious and tribal groups." "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."
Peace through Tourism by David Scowsill, President and CEO of WTTC The Mindanao Week of Peace
"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" "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"
Peace Through Tourism by Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of UNWTO The dialogue of bombs & the underreported nonviolent resistance
"we all wish to deliver a better world to our children than the one we started with. Tourism can help foster this" "a single suicide bomber gets enormously more air time on the international media than a dozen mass unarmed actions"
33 Latin American and Caribbean states endorse Austrian Pledge and call for negotiations on a nuclear ban treaty From A Culture of War to A Culture of Peace in Malaysia
"With the CELAC Declaration, Latin American and Caribbean states have recognised they intend to remain at the forefront of efforts which bring us closer to a world without nuclear weapons." "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"
First UN conference on tourism and culture opens in Cambodia, seeks to build partnerships Little Known Peace Efforts in the Middle East
"how to harness the power of tourism and culture to alleviate poverty, create jobs, protect natural and cultural heritage and promote international understanding." "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. "
Sudan Open University Graduates Sign Peace Pledge Peace Research: We are all interconnected
"As we have gained a lot through our education at the University, we pledge before everyone present here to become messengers for peace and development" "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"
Rethinking Post-Election Peacebuilding in Africa Edward Said Lecture
"The 9th International Conference and General Assembly of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice will take place from 9-13 August at the Igatius Ajuru University of Education in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Its theme will be "Rethinking Post-Election Peacebuilding in Africa."" "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"
Le Centre de la paix organise une séance de soutien psychologique pour les enfants de Gaza Diego Rivera, the Father of Guadalupe
" sept  jeunes du Centre de la paix . . . ont organisé une séance de soutien psychologique pour les dizaines d’enfants de la ville de Gaza" "how Diego Rivera, a man impassioned about his own dream of a Culture of Peace, painted for his people"