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Brazil's first indigenous woman lawyer beats prejudice to battle for land rights A Great Green Wall Across the African Continent
"I know lots of strong women with strong voices. You just need to push them to be part of the process" "the great breadth of this enterprise illustrates the motivation of the populations concerned: to regain the right to live in dignity through solidarity "
IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations Through Tourism, Culture and Sports The Nobel Peace Prize to Mohamed Yunus and the people of Bangladesh
"Our intent will be to harness the Symposium and legacies of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. to build bridges of tourism, friendship and peace" "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.'"
Bali summit: Are women our best hope for fighting climate change? Occupy Wall Street: A "Work of Art"
"We have to change the system, not the climate, right? I think that we, as women, are in a very important moment right now, politically and historically speaking. Now is the era of women." "what moved me even more was the respect, the way people listened to each other and honored and appreciated each other. "
Stand with us as we prepare for the Pacific Climate Warrior Journey! Reflection on the Life of Wangari Maathai
"We’ve been building traditional canoes across the Islands. Pacific Climate Warriors will journey to Australia, where they will use the canoes to peacefully lay down a challenge to the fossil fuel industry." "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."
Systemic pesticides pose global threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services A Call from Africa for Sustainable Tourism: the Lusaka Declaration
" the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides – a group of global, independent scientists - has found that there is clear evidence of harm sufficient to trigger regulatory action" "The Lusaka Declaration on Sustainable Tourism Development, Climate Change and Peace was unanimously adopted by the fifth African Conference of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism"
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appoints Mary Robinson as special climate envoy Fourth African Conference of International Institute of Peace through Tourism
"Robinson called for the formation of a major social movement to push for action on climate change in the run-up to Ban's summit and the Paris conference." "More than 400 delegates from 33 countries participated in the conference sharing their experiences, ideas, wisdom and commitments."
Historic March to Protect our Planet (USA) Book Review of The Real Wealth of Nations
" bring 100,000 people to New York City and show our strong support for curbing the worst effects of climate disruption" "Eisler contributes by promoting a "new economics" and by recognizing the recent efforts by a number of economists to include measures of household work as an important part of a nation's economic output."
100% Renewable Electricity Will Be Achieved In German State Soon Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
"Schleswig-Holstein has a goal to generate 300% of its electricity consumption with renewables eventually" "planting of vegetable gardens and medicinal herbs ... awakens new interests and perspectives for the youth"
Breakthrough in solar panel manufacture promises cheap energy within a decade The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill
"A technical advance based on an edible salt used in the manufacture of tofu could revolutionise the production of future solar panels" "Mother Earth is a living dynamic system made up of the undivided community of all living beings, who are all interconnected, interdependent and complementary, sharing a common destiny"
Legislators from 80 Countries Meet in Mexico City to Push for UN Climate Deal in 2015 Worldwide Video Gaming for Clean Water
" a new model for an international climate change agreement that has national legislation at its heart" "it engages you in critical environmental problems now faced by hundreds of millions worldwide."
Mothers Light Up Homes in Rural Tanzania The World Social Forum prepares for Rio + 20
"These women not only bring electricity to their communities for the first time . . . Another positive impact of the lighting project has been the increase in women’s voice and independence" "social movements should organise a strong presence at the 2012 conference, to forge an alliance with the Brazilian government with a view to changing the way the environment and development are thought about"
IPB online course: Disarmament for Development Environmental Sustainability as a Tool for Peace Building
"The Disarmament for Development perspective is presented within the broader context of global efforts to create a Culture of Peace " "A pollution prevention initiative called "Operation Clean the Nation" in The Gambia has brought together people from communities of various ethnic groups for the joint cause of ensuring a clean environment. "
Indigenous women from Canada and the Global South unite at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights Indigenous women from Canada and the Global South unite at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights
"the right of Indigenous peoples to participate, and ultimately decide upon the development models that will impact their communities " "the right of Indigenous peoples to participate, and ultimately decide upon the development models that will impact their communities "
Calling women: Why women and technology are a perfect pairing Program of Socio-economic Training and Job Placement for Young Ex-Soldiers in North Kivu
"Women should have equal opportunity to use a mobile phone, and this is not just a social imperative but a commercial necessity " "Barzas have been created by PEREXC for youth in the city of Butembo since January 2008. A barza is a village-based, inter-communal forum for conflict resolution, based on African traditional rituals of reconciliation and non-violent settlement of local conflicts."
Colombia: The Indigenous of Cauca: "We are peoples with a culture of peace" The Eco Citizen project: Cultivate plants, Cultivate peace
"To seek alliances for their struggle, their leaders have come to Europe " "The garden is an alternative space for therapy, learning and human relations. "