Associate Project Director: Anti-Defamation League (New York)

Join the nation’s premier human relations/civil rights organization. We have a mission to fight anti-Semitism and hate, and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. ADL is looking for talented, passionate people who want to make a difference today…and tomorrow! Associate Project Director PRIMARY FUNCTION: Based in New York, NY, oversee all aspects of […]

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Henry A. Giroux | Murder, Incorporated: Guns and the Growing Culture of Violence in the US

(Original article:  Henry A. Giroux, Truthout, 10-7-15) Nine people were killed and seven wounded recently in a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. Such shootings are more than another tragic expression of unchecked violence in the United States; they are symptomatic of a society engulfed in fear, militarism, a survival-of-the-fittest ethos and […]

Teacher unions focus on plight of refugee children’s education

(Original article: Education International, 10-15-15) From Europe to the United States, teacher unions are urging their governments to both welcome more refugees and to ensure that schools open their doors to make quality education available to refugee children. The latest UNICEF education report reveals that the conflict in Syria has forced 52,000 teachers to flee […]

Report: too many barriers preventing gender parity in education

(Original article: Education International, 10-26-15) With 62 million girls still denied their right to basic education, the new Gender Summary of the Education For All Global Monitoring Report makes it clear that gender parity in education is far from reality. The Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) launched the new Gender Summary, co-produced […]

Education International: Critical moment reached before global climate negotiations kick-off

(Original article: Education International, 10-23-2015) With time ticking away before the world’s leaders meet in Paris in December to strike a new climate deal, sustainable development education is one step closer to becoming a reality in curriculum around the world. The stage for negotiating a new global climate deal at the 21stmeeting of the UN […]

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2015 El-Hibri Peace Education Prize Awarded to Raz Mohammed Dalili

(Original article: Pajhwok Afghan News, 10-28-2015) WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Raz Mohammed Dalili, one of Afghanistan’s most recognised peace educators, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 El-Hibri Peace Education Prize, the El-Hibri Foundation said here on Wednesday. Raz Dalili will accept an award of $30,000 for his organization at a private ceremony in late October, the foundation said […]

The Role of Teachers in Peacebuilding

UNICEF: Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding10-5-2015 Find out more about UNICEF Learning for Peace at the dedicated programme website: learningforpeace.unicef.org In the context of debates relating to teachers’ role in educational outcomes, accountability and management, this Literature Review explores their potential to be active agents of peacebuilding. Specifically, the review aims to explore their role […]

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Time to Abolish War: a Youth Agenda for Peace & Justice

  Produced for the Hague Appeal for Peace, compiled by Jo Tyler and Adam Berry with the support of the European Youth Foundation. Introduction from the Book The world is emerging from the bloodiest, most war-ridden century in history. Just the last decade has seen genocides committed in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, Chechnya, and the […]

Peace Lessons from Around the World

Peace Lessons from Around the World

Andrea S. Libresco & Jeannette Balantic, co-editors.  Produced by the Hague Appeal for Peace in Cooperation with the International Advisory Committee of the Global Campaign for Peace Education. Introduction Peace education is a comprehensive and holistic participatory process that includes teaching and learning for and about human rights, non-violence, social and economic justice, gender equality, […]

Peace & Disarmament Education: Changing Mindsets to Reduce Violence and Sustain the Removal of Small Arms

The story of the partnership in Albania, Cambodia, Niger and Peru between the UN Dept for Disarmament Affairs and the Hague Appeal for Peace.  (Hague Appeal for Peace, 2005: isbn 0-9770827-0-9) Introduction by Betty Reardon The learning derived from the DDA/HAP partnership on disarmament education summarized in this publication is an invaluable contribution to the advancement […]

The Hunting Ground: A Comprehensive Curriculum Guide for College Educators

  Written by Simona Sharoni, Ph.D [email protected] (Excerpts below. Click here to download the complete curriculum.)  This curriculum guide is designed to help you turn a screening of The Hunting Ground on your campus into an impactful educational event. Whether you plan to host or attend a film screening or wish to integrate the film into an undergraduate or […]

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Peace education programs thrive amid violence (Israel / Palestine)

(Original article: Adam Evenhaim, Ynetnews, 10-26-15) The escalating wave of violence Israel has been hit with in recent weeks, which ratcheted up tensions between the country’s Arab and Jewish populations, managed to spur an interesting counter movement leading to a spike in requests for “peace-related materials” for both Jewish and Arab schools. While incitement spreads […]

A young Turkish boy heads to school in the town of Cizre in Sirnak province, near the border with Syria, March 24, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Schools in crisis in Turkey’s southeast

(Original article: Al-Monitor, 10-2015)  The renewed conflict in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast has wreaked havoc on the schooling system in the region. Many teachers from western Turkey, appointed to schools in the region after a long wait, have refused to go to their places of duty, while those who did are working in a state […]

UN development goals – A bigger role for universities?

(Original article: Rebecca Warden, University World News, 10-17-15) There was no role for higher education in the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, the eight ambitious United Nations’ targets for solving some of the world’s most pressing problems, due to expire at the end of 2015. But universities will be expected to be bigger players this time […]

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps launches Community Peace Ambassadors

(Original article: Pulse News Agency, 8-10-2015) The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has launched the Civil Defence Community Peace Ambassadors to inculcate peace culture into the youths toward building a non-violent society. David Ojelabi, Head, Peace and Conflict Resolution Unit, NSCDC headquarters, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna […]

Measuring The Millennium Development Goals: Achieving Universal Primary Education

(Original article: Charlie Sorrel, fastcoexist.com, 10-13-15) Everyone deserves an education, but the benefits go far beyond just learning: Children who are born to educated mothers are less likely to be stunted or malnourished. Each additional year of maternal education also reduces the child mortality rate by 2%. And in developing low-income countries, every additional year of […]

Radical Teaching About Human Rights

New special issue of Radical Teacher on teaching human rights – open access

Radical Teacher, Vol 103 (2015)Radical Teaching About Human Rights: Part One Table of Contents Introduction: Radical Teaching about Human Rights; Michael Bennett, Susan O’Malley The Global Movement for Human Rights Education; Nancy Flowers Teaching the Transformative Agenda of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Gillian MacNaughton, Diane Frey Teaching Progress: A Critique of the Grand Narrative of Human Rights as […]

Disarm! For a Climate of Peace – Teaser Video for IPB World Congress 2016

International Peace Bureau (IPB) World Congress 2016 on military and social spending, bringing together a wide variety of experts, advocates and speakers from around the world. Date: 30. September – 03. October 2016 Venue: Technical University, Berlin, Germany www.ipb2016.berlin In 2014 the world’s governments spent over $1700 billion on the military sector. This money could […]