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Dr. Widad Akrawi Receives the Pfeffer Peace Award Coastal Flood Potential - Will It Force Redefining of "Defense"?
"Dr. Widad Akrawi, a Danish citizen of Kurdish ancestry, is considered one of Scandinavia’s most successful female human rights defenders and peace advocates . . . as well as the co-founder and president of Defend International - a nongovernmental organization devoted to peace, democracy, diplomacy, human rights, and medical research." "We could de-salinate the sea water and use it to make forests in the deserts and other regions that need water ... To do this, we must restructure our engineering and industrial priorities from war to peace. "
7 Things You Need to Know about the Resolution on Women and Disarmament from UNGA First Committee WikiLeaks: The Latin America Files
"Trinidad and Tobago’s leadership in leveling the playing field for women in disarmament and arms control shows once again that small states can have massive impact at the United Nations." "Information is power. . . What we citizens of the Western Hemisphere do with that power will become the ultimate legacy of the WikiLeaks experience. "
Remembering our friend and colleague, Efua Dorkenoo Peace Demonstrations around the World
"For more than three decades, “Mama Efua” was a pioneering leader in the global movement to end female genital mutilation" "There were peace demonstrations around the world on September 27, but because of the American mass media, Americans will know less about them than people in the rest of the world. As far as I could tell, the news was not carried on US television and in most newspapers."
Igualdad Ya llora la muerte de Efua Dorkenoo, amiga y compañera The Gacaca: Rwanda's Bold Experiment in Reconciliation
"Durante más de treinta años, “Mama Efua” lideró de forma pionera el movimiento global para poner fin a la mutilación genital femenina" "We need to follow the course of the gacaca over the next few years to see if we can learn about justice from the African people and their traditions."
Egalité Maintenant pleure la mort de notre amie et collègue, Efua Dorkenoo The Colonel Who Saved the Earth
"Depuis plus de trois décennies, « Mama Efua » était une pionnière à la pointe du mouvement international pour mettre fin aux mutilations génitales féminines " "Had Petrov cracked and triggered a response, Soviet missiles would have rained down on U.S. cities"
United States: News and Press Freedom Organizations Stand Up for Real Net Neutrality Participate in Democracy: Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, could Mexico be next?
"This filing highlights how crucial the open Internet is for news organizations to thrive and for people to access the information they need" "Mexico now joins the ranks of other countries with similar controversial election results."
Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize Christ, Krishna and Mohamed: What do they have in common?
"for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education" "A good place to start your own exploration of this important question is the website religious tolerance where the tenets of 47 North American religious groups are described."
Honouring Gandhi’s legacy, Deputy Secretary-General reaffirms power of peaceful protest To desire freedom is an instinct
"The International Day, marked annually on Mr. Gandhi’s birthday, celebrates his non-violent philosophy and tactics have been adopted by leaders around the world." "one of my literary projects that are committed to building understanding, tolerance, and Peace initiative in Nigeria"
Israeli Defense Forces intelligence veterans refuse to operate in ‘occupied Palestine’ - open letter The Nobel Peace Prize to Mohamed Yunus and the people of Bangladesh
"They explained that it is a decision based on conscience and a realization that continuing to carry out their duties effectively robs millions of their human rights. " "In his Nobel Prize speech, Yunus offered a new dream for today's youth, inviting them to become a new kind of entrepreneur that 'can change the character of capitalism radically.'"
Women's empowerment: learning, labour and leadership. Reflection on the Life of Wangari Maathai
"Christine Lagarde . . . the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF) . . . calls for opening the door to women’s learning, labour and leadership in the economy." "Her Nobel prize speech conveys her pride in African women’s resilience; her emphasis on justice, integrity and trust; the contribution of tree-planting to promoting a culture of peace; the need to preserve both local biodiversity and cultural diversity."
Support Richard Branson’s Ukraine dialogue initiative The Day of the Girl Has Come
"Undoubtedly business has a role to play in conflict resolution. When in the right mode, business can contribute to peace and has much much more to gain from peace than from war. " "a MUST SEE video that embodies what has happened to the young 14 year old girl “Malala” in Pakistan "
Global Peace Index: The United States Isn't Even Among the World's 100 Most Peaceful Countries A New Century of Colonial War?
" For the sixty years after World War II, world peace looked like a real possibility. Only in the past decade has that trend been broken" "Writing in Trud, Alexandre Tsipko said "we have entered into a century of war for a new colonial order." And writing in Novaya Gazeta, Boris Kagarlitski describes the Homeland Security Act as the American KGB"
Hiroshima peace declaration on 69th anniversary of atomic bombing The ICC, the Other Option
" the importance of young people making friends around the world, and unceasing efforts to build, not a culture of war, but a culture of peace." "The court will ensure that no ruler, no State, no junta and no army anywhere can abuse human rights with impunity."
Gaza: a cycle of violence that can be broken Shukran, Mister President, Thank you!
"Writing in Foreign Policy, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson argue that to help bring Israelis and Palestinians closer to peace, world leaders must recognise Hamas and pressure both sides to respect international law" "What are the real threats to the Arab revolutions? Danger, or progress? In developing a democratic system can we convert and integrate those who are ' undemocratic''? "
Call for papers about International Day of Peace at Global Education Magazine Worldwide Video Gaming for Clean Water
"Read the publication rules and share your ideas and experiences with all the world! " "it engages you in critical environmental problems now faced by hundreds of millions worldwide."