Global Campaign for Peace Education - monthly newsletter/digest
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Dear subscriber,

Welcome to the July 2016 monthly compendium of the Global Campaign for Peace Education!  In this issue we are pleased to feature news, events, research and highlights related to peace education programs and developments from around the world.  If you would like to receive more frequent news in your inbox you can also sign-up for daily, weekly and action alert updates.  Click here to edit your subscription options. 

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In peace & solidarity,

Tony Jenkins
Coordinator, Global Campaign for Peace Education

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News & Views

(News, Opinion, Activity Reports)

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Declaration of the World Summit of Educators

We, the participants at the World Summit of Educators, assembled to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the speech by Dr. Daisaku Ikeda given at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, entitled “Thoughts on Education for Global Citizenship” affirm wholeheartedly that education is a human right established and recognized by the international community. We reaffirm our collaborative conviction that the concept of global citizenship as an objective of education has assumed even greater relevance and significance today in view of the continuing and ever-increasing challenges education systems in our countries face.

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Quakers hold conference on peace education for schools (UK)

Quakers hold conference on peace education for schools (UK)

On a day when Britain awoke, divided and disappointed by the EU Referendum and bruised by acrimonious campaigning, Quakers in Britain hosted a ground-breaking national conference for teachers to learn how to equip pupils to handle conflict in a constructive way and to develop critical thinking skills. Educationalists from more than 80 schools across Britain attended "Learning Through Peace" at Friends House in London.

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Rwanda: Youth Challenged to Be Peacemakers

Rwanda: Youth Challenged to Be Peacemakers

A three-day mobile art exhibition depicting poetry, paintings and featuring stories of peacemakers is currently underway in Kigali. The exhibition was organised to inspire and challenge the youth to become peacemakers in their communities. Didier Rutagungira, the communications officer at Aegis Trust, said the aim of the exhibition is to showcase peace stories and messages from different people from across Rwanda. "The stories primarily focus on individuals who initiated projects that fostered peace after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and still continue to do so," he said.

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Peace education course; orientation for Chennai Corporation school teachers held

Peace education course; orientation for Chennai Corporation school teachers held

Gandhi Peace Foundation has evolved pedagogy on Peace Education based on Gandhian Values for school children. This is being implemented in schools run by the Chennai Corporation with the help of teachers and college students. A one-day orientation for this project was held on June 22 for 30 teachers from thirty Chennai High & Higher Secondary Schools.

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The Future of Peace: How the Business of Peace is changing the Culture of Conflict

The Future of Peace: How the Business of Peace is changing the Culture of Conflict

How can peace be understood as something just as thrilling, as daring, as engaging, as the struggle to deny our darkest paths? That is the future of peace. It is peace as more than a goal. It is peace taking its turn in the circle of hard marketing sells. Steve Killela initiated the first Global Peace Index (GPI) in 2006 in part to display the better business of peace critical to the 21st century.

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Memorial day in Okinawa about more than just reliving the past

Memorial day in Okinawa about more than just reliving the past

When 23-year-old Shun Kuninaka attended elementary school in his native Okinawa Prefecture, "peace education" was a turnoff. Children were forced to listen to accounts of the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, and what they heard was gruesome and disturbing.

As a student at the University of the Ryukyus, Kuninaka became involved in peace education. But he also felt the futility of his undertaking. “What is the best way to get students to learn from history?” Kuninaka asked himself. This eventually led to the foundation of a student venture business that he called "Gachiyun." The name is a combination of two Okinawan expressions: "gachi" for "serious" and "yuntaku" for "conversation."

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Teachers lead the way towards Peace in their Classrooms and Communities in Rakhine State (Myanmar)

Teachers lead the way towards Peace in their Classrooms and Communities in Rakhine State (Myanmar)

Yangon: The Ministry of Education in Myanmar and UNESCO are jointly implementing the “Education for Peace and Development in Northern Rakhine State” project through funding support from the Belgium government. Teachers, principals and education officers from have been trained in life skills for peace and conflict transformation. This reaffirms the commitment of the Ministry of Education to promote peace education as a means for fostering mutual respect for cultural diversity at a school level.

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The Need for a Conclave of Associations and Groups in Our Field

The Need for a Conclave of Associations and Groups in Our Field

Professionals doing very similar peace work but participating in different groups are typically not connected and the lack of linkages or even communication between various organizations and their members present complications and roadblocks to advancing important social and policy change. In an era of limited funding coupled with the difficultly of finding time to participate in professional associations, would not the entire field benefit from knowing more about each other’s work, and thereby, find commonality that could advance practice, research, education, and policy outcomes?

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Enhancing women's livelihoods through non-formal education (Somalia)

Enhancing women's livelihoods through non-formal education (Somalia)

Through basic literacy and numeracy courses, young women are provided with a platform to either re-enter formal education or to pursue vocational skills to re-engineer their lives.

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Video: Betty Reardon & Anwarul Chowdhury in conversation about Daisaku Ikeda's "Speech that Changed the World"

Video: Betty Reardon & Anwarul Chowdhury in conversation about Daisaku Ikeda's "Speech that Changed the World"

On June 13, 2016 Dr. Betty Reardon and Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury engaged in conversation at Soka University of America in celebration of Daisaku Ikeda's "Speech that Changed the World." The speech, given at Teachers College, Columbia University 20 years ago, was entitled “Thoughts on Education for Global Citizenship,” and it was through this speech that Ikeda presented a message of hope that is relevant to our current times, rife with divisive rhetoric. The vision of education that Ikeda outlined in his speech has inspired many change makers around the world.

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Seychelles set to become hub for peace studies

Seychelles set to become hub for peace studies

The University of Seychelles has announced that it is considering setting up an international centre for peace studies and diplomacy with the expert guidance and experience of Seychelles’ founding President Sir James Mancham. The University of Seychelles (UniSey) has said this is an ambitious and timely project that will add to the reputation of Seychelles as a peaceful nation making a further contribution to global society.

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3-year peace education program concludes (Rwanda)

3-year peace education program concludes (Rwanda)

After three years of building sustainable peace in communities across the country, the Rwanda Peace Education Program (RPEP) is coming to a close. RPEP has reached more than 50,000 people from more than 20 districts across Rwanda promoting positive values including social cohesion, pluralism and personal responsibility, empathy, critical thinking and action to build a more peaceful society.

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Promoting a Culture of Peace through Education: UNESCO Celebrates UN Peacekeeping Day in Dakar

Promoting a Culture of Peace through Education: UNESCO Celebrates UN Peacekeeping Day in Dakar

To further promote a culture of peace and joint initiatives between UN agencies in support of this programme, UNESCO shared its vision, its framework of action and its activities on education for a culture of peace during the celebrations of the UN peacekeeping day with a debate on “peace through education and culture” at the United Nations Information Center in Dakar on Friday, 27 May, 2016.

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Pax Christi's Peace Education Newsletter for June 2016

Pax Christi's Peace Education Newsletter for June 2016

Pax Christi's latest peace education newsletter contains a new assembly celebrating the life of Dorothy Day. On his visit to the United States last year Pope Francis, addressing Congress, praised the American lay-woman, Dorothy Day, for her social activism and her passion for justice.

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Peace Education Training Update- Kayin State, Myanmar

In November 2015, ISDP in conjunction with the Myanmar Minerva Education Center conducted a peace education training workshop in Kayin State in the southeast of Myanmar. Aimed at increasing local understanding of the peace process among a variety of stakeholders, ISDP’s local office in Yangon reflects on the significance of the workshop against the backdrop of the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement and the NLD’s victory in the general elections.

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Celebrating 10 years of global education for peace at United World Colleges - Mostar

Celebrating 10 years of global education for peace at United World Colleges - Mostar

UWC Mostar was established against the background of the violent breakdown and division of former Yugoslavia along ethnic and religious lines that occurred between 1991 and 1995. During the conflict, over 140,000 people died, over 50% of the population was displaced and over one million people sought refuge in other countries. In this context, the opening of UWC Mostar not only provided a new educational model that was radically different from the prevailing national educational system in place since the war, but it also demonstrated the relevance of the UWC mission in the 21st century: using education as a force for a more peaceful future.

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Ashland Culture of Peace Commission explores peace education

Ashland Culture of Peace Commission explores peace education

The Ashland Culture of Peace Commission in Ashland, Oregon has joined a growing international movement of people and organizations who are bringing forward active peace-building programs. The ACPC Peace Education Team consists of two educators, two mediation professionals and a filmmaker.

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Former fighters prepare at grassroots for a peaceful, post-war Syria

Former fighters prepare at grassroots for a peaceful, post-war Syria

When International Alert were asked to come up with a peace project spanning Turkey, Lebanon and Syria, they looked at the role peace education could play in reducing young Syrian’s vulnerability to recruitment into violent extremist groups. But what peace means for someone in London watching the war unfold in Syria, and what it means for someone living it, can be two different things.

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International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education Honors Dr. Gohar Markosyan

International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education Honors Dr. Gohar Markosyan

The 10th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education awarded it’s second conflict resolution educator award to Dr. Gohar Markosyan. She has over 19 years’ experience in the NGO sector focusing on peace education in Armenia and is the co-author of the “Peace and Conflict Resolution Education” handbook, and the guidebooks “Peaceful Conflict Resolution Education” and “Conflict Management Education in Schools.”

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10th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education Meets at Ohio State

10th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education Meets at Ohio State

The 10th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education met June 10-11, 2016 at The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, OH. Exploring the theme of "Building Stronger Communities Through Peace, Justice and Security," the conference was attended by over 200 educators, practitioners, and activists and included two days (June 8-10) of pre-conference training followed by a two-day seminar (June 12-13) for colleges and universities looking to establish peace and conflict programs.

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Peace Education: ETUCE organizes successful conference in Baku, Azerbaijan

Peace Education: ETUCE organizes successful conference in Baku, Azerbaijan

On 2 and 3 June 2016, The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) organized a conference titled “Strengthening the capacity of teacher trade unions to contribute to the promotion of education as a tool for creating friendly, tolerant and peaceful education environment”. In this context, the conference addressed important topics such as conflict resolution and the promotion of joint values such as peace, tolerance, nonviolence and respect in the education sector.

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Participants of the 66th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference adopt Education for Global Citizenship Action Plan

Participants of the 66th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference adopt Education for Global Citizenship Action Plan

We, the NGO participants of the 66th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference, adopt this Action Plan so that all may realize the aspirations of the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development. Education is a human right, essential to well-being and dignity, and is key to achieving Agenda 2030. Further, an ethos of global citizenship is required in order to fulfill this bold, people-centered, universal, and planet-sensitive development framework.

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Role of education stressed in eradicating terrorism (Qatar)

Role of education stressed in eradicating terrorism (Qatar)

Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari, Adviser at the Emiri Diwan and Qatar’s candidate for the position of Unesco director general, has stressed the role of education in “raising awareness about peace and draining the springs of terrorism that emanate from the hotbeds of conflict and the impoverished regions that are overshadowed by ignorance.” Al-Kuwari made the remarks when he addressed representatives of the European Union at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Pupils in Taliban-hit valley turn to sport, pro-peace graffiti

Pupils in Taliban-hit valley turn to sport, pro-peace graffiti

“Today we see that a man is not at peace due to the machinations of his own brother,” Talha told News Lens Pakistan on the morning he and other madrassah students were out writing messages of peace on walls. “People are out to exploit differences and they seek to destroy others for their own gains. My message to them is ‘be brothers’ and live like brothers.”

Pro-peace, anti-militancy graffiti may not be unusual in Swat valley that has suffered from some of the worst manifestation of militancy in the region. What is unusual about Talha’s message is that it comes from a student of madrassah, a religious institution often associated with radical views, much like the militants that threatened the peace of the valley.

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Hand in Hand Schools Promote Jewish-Arab Coexistence in Israel

Hand in Hand Schools Promote Jewish-Arab Coexistence in Israel

Mohamad Marzouk has focused much of his work on the advancement of civil society in Arab communities in Israel, as well as on peace education between Jewish and Arab Israelis. When the oldest of his three children was ready to attend kindergarten in 2000, Marzouk was participating in a group promoting Jewish-Arab dialogue. The members decided the best way to build lasting relationships between Arab and Jewish Israelis was to create a school attended by both groups. After hearing about Hand in Hand Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, an organization that had started two bilingual (Hebrew and Arabic) schools for Jewish and Arab Israeli children, Marzouk’s group founded a third branch of Hand in Hand in Wadi Ara. He sent his three children there.

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Government of Sri Lanka and UNICEF host the South Asia Regional Symposium on Sustainable Peace and Education

Government of Sri Lanka and UNICEF host the South Asia Regional Symposium on Sustainable Peace and Education

UNICEF in partnership with Ministry of Education hosted the first ever South Asia Symposium on Sustainable Peace and Education in Sri Lanka. The symposium aimed to build greater awareness on the role of education in building sustainable peace.

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Brother of Hiroshima paper crane girl plans U.S. peace education NPO

Brother of Hiroshima paper crane girl plans U.S. peace education NPO

The elder brother of a Japanese girl who succumbed to leukemia a decade after being exposed to the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima said he will set up a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles aimed at promoting peace education. Masahiro Sasaki, the 74-year-old brother of Sadako Sasaki, said Sunday that Clifton Truman Daniel, the eldest grandson of Harry Truman, the president who ordered the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, is expected to head the organization.

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After-School Program Teaches Peace Education (Washington, DC)

After-School Program Teaches Peace Education (Washington, DC)

At Wilson High School in northwest Washington students are engaged in after-school peace education. Nazrin Alimammadova joined the program after she moved to D.C. from California and says it has helped her overcome shyness. "We paint, we do poetry, music, meditation especially if you're stressed at school. I come here and just let it loose," she said. One Common Unity founded the program in 2000. Since then it has been helping young people reach peaceful solutions to their problems using media and arts-based programming.

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Ethiopia: Education Instrumental in Developing Social Cohesion, Community Resilience

Ethiopian Education Minister Shiferaw Shigute said that education is a powerful contributor towards building peace, creating a crucial link between humanitarian and long term developments in a bid to developing the right conditions for social cohesion and community resilience. The Minister made his remarks at a three-day Pan-African Symposium on Education, Resilience and Social Cohesion jointly organized by Ethiopia's Ministry of Education, UNICEF, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and Inter-Country Quality Node (ICQN) on Peace Education.

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Alliance for Peacebuilding Meets in Washington, DC, 5/24-5/26

Alliance for Peacebuilding Meets in Washington, DC, 5/24-5/26

The 2016 Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) annual conference met May 24 through May 26 in Washington, DC. The theme of this year's conference was "Next Gen Peace," focusing on innovation and how new approaches and solutions can be applied to today's challenges. Nearly 500 practitioners, academics, and policymakers attended the conference which was held the first two days at FHI 360 and the third day at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP).

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U.N. Study Shows Mistreatment of Black Students Across The Country

U.N. Study Shows Mistreatment of Black Students Across The Country

The United Nations is weighing in on how black children are treated in schools in America, and their preliminary findings back most studies that indicate that there are a number of barriers that stand between black children and a quality education. While black children deal with societal issues at home, the UN Working Group also found that schools in poor neighborhoods are under-funded. Zero tolerance policies lead to excessive penalization, harassment, out of school suspensions, and expulsion of black children, which feeds the school-to-prison pipeline.

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Action Alerts

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Request for Proposals: Contemplative Communities in Higher Education Grant Program

Request for Proposals: Contemplative Communities in Higher Education Grant Program

In partnership with the Fetzer Institute, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society is pleased to announce the Contemplative Communities in Higher Education Grant Program for 2016. These grants are designed to provide seed funding to develop just, inclusive, and compassionate communities in academia: educational communities which share a commitment to the transformation of higher education and society through the use of contemplative practices and methods.

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Nominate a Teacher for the Global Teacher Prize

Nominate a Teacher for the Global Teacher Prize

The Global Teacher Prize is an annual one million dollar award from the Varkey Foundation to be given to a super-special teacher. One innovative and caring teacher who has made an inspirational impact on their students and their community will receive the reward of a lifetime. Teachers deserve recognition for the magic they create every day. Now you can nominate the teacher who helped open your eyes or has lit your child’s imagination.

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Peace and Conflict Studies Undergraduate Program Survey: Assessing Student Demand

Peace and Conflict Studies Undergraduate Program Survey: Assessing Student Demand

A Peace and Justice Studies Association working group is conducting a survey of undergraduate peace and conflict studies and related programs to gather historical enrollment data and other evidence demonstrating student demand for studying and pursuing degrees in the field. We invite and encourage you to contribute information regarding your academic program to this collective effort that we believe will benefit colleges and universities developing and implementing peace related programs.

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Invitation for Youth to Submit Videos to the United Nations for the International Day of Peace

Invitation for Youth to Submit Videos to the United Nations for the International Day of Peace

The Education Outreach Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information invites young people from around the world between the ages of 15 and 24 to submit 10- to 15-second videos in English on how the Sustainable Development Goals can build peace. Submissions will be accepted from now until 1 September.

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Call for Submissions: The Education Youth Video Challenge

Call for Submissions: The Education Youth Video Challenge

The Education Youth Video Challenge, coordinated by the The Education Commission and organized with support from A World at School Global Youth Ambassadors and MTV Voices, invites young people ages 13-30 to create a video of 30 seconds or less answering one or both of these questions: How can education best prepare you for your future? What would your ideal school of the future look like? Submission deadline: June 30, 2016.

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Resources

(Curricula, Research, Policy)

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Gauging What Works and What Doesn’t in Peacebuilding

Gauging What Works and What Doesn’t in Peacebuilding

Those of us who work in peacebuilding are constantly reminded that the challenges we confront are big and the resources we command are small. So there is both a practical and an ethical obligation to use those resources wisely and be certain of their value.

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2016 Global Peace Index Records a Historically Less Peaceful and More Unequal World

2016 Global Peace Index Records a Historically Less Peaceful and More Unequal World

The 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI) shows the world became less peaceful in the last year, reinforcing the underlying trend of declining peace over the last decade. Results also show a growing global inequality in peace, with the most peaceful countries continuing to improve while the least peaceful are falling into greater violence and conflict.

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Global Database on Violence against Women

Global Database on Violence against Women

In December 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a comprehensive resolution calling for intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and requesting the Secretary-General to establish a coordinated database on the extent, nature and consequences of all forms of violence against women, and on the impact and effectiveness of policies and programmes for eliminating such violence. The database was developed and launched in 2009, and was called the “UN Secretary-General’s database on violence against women”. In 2016, in accordance with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Women updated and redesigned the database and relaunched it as the “Global Database on Violence against Women”. UN Women serves as the secretariat for the database.

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Peace Science Digest Volume 1, Issue 3

Peace Science Digest Volume 1, Issue 3

This issue of Peace Science Digest, a project of the War Prevention Initiative, provides relevant research examining the current landscape of social conflict: types of mediator leverage in peace agreements, factors for success or failure of civil resistance movements in conflict zones, the relationship between civil resistance and modernization, the opportunities of international peacekeeping forces to contribute to positive peace, and new insights into the connections between minority communities and terrorism.

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Peace Education Training Manual for GPPAC Southeast Asia

Peace Education Training Manual for GPPAC Southeast Asia

The main purpose of this training manual, developed by Loreta Castro for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), is to introduce educators to the fundamentals of Peace Education, including its basic knowledge base as well as the skills and values that need to be cultivated.

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Teaching peace, building resilience: Assessing the Impact of Peace Education for Young Syrians

Teaching peace, building resilience: Assessing the Impact of Peace Education for Young Syrians

In October 2015, International Alert launched a project aimed at building an evidence base to demonstrate the role that peace education can play in addressing young Syrians’ needs and increasing their resilience in the face of violence, displacement and war; in particular their resilience to recruitment by armed groups. Evidence gathered through Alert’s work with Syrian civil society organisations in Syria, Lebanon and Turkey shows that the provision of psychosocial support, safe spaces, supportive and positive adult role models, and value-based lessons in non-violence, human rights and self-care helps young people to navigate and cope with the impact of war.

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Learn & Do

(Events & Conferences, Academic Courses, Programs of Study,
Trainings & Workshops, Campaigns, Youth Focused Events)

For a full list of events visit the Global Peace Education Calendar!

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2016 SCEAA /SEAQ Conference: EnActing the Common good

2016 SCEAA /SEAQ Conference: EnActing the Common good

EnActing the Common good: What does this mean for Social and Citizenship Education?The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA, 2008) states that a key role of education is to ‘work for the common good, in particular sustaining and improving natural and social environments’ and ensuring ‘our students can act responsibly and with moral and ethical integrity’ (p.9). ‘As a nation, …

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UNOY Young Peacebuilders Forum

UNOY Young Peacebuilders Forum

United Network of Young Peacebuilders: Young Peacebuilders Forum.  The Hague.20 to 24 September.Applications are now OPEN!      UNOY Peacebuilders’ annual Young Peacebuilders Forum will take place in The Hague from 20 to 24 September. The YPF will bring together 45 young peacebuilders to learn from each other’s experiences across the world and to develop joint strategies to strengthen youth participation …

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Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum

Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum

UN Office for Disarmament Affairs at Vienna: Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum.5 and 6 July 2016.Vienna International Centre (VIC).The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs at Vienna is organizing the first Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum on 5 and 6 July 2016. The Forum will bring together professionals working in disarmament, non-proliferation and development at various international organizations, …

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Frontline Diplomats and Development Workers

Diplomats as well as humanitarian and development professionals are “frontline civilians,” often working in conflict zones despite the risks. Join Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom at the U.S. Institute of Peace on June 22 for a progress report and discussion of how the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development are implementing their new strategy for lowering …

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University for Peace Distance Ed: Environment, Development and Peace

University for Peace Distance Ed: Environment, Development and Peace

3 credits / 9 weeks: 8 Aug 2016 - 7 Oct 2016.Professor: Jan BreitlingThis course will introduce students to the relations between the environment, development, and peace and conflict. We will discuss the concepts of Global Environmental Change, Sustainable Development, Green Economy, and Environmental Security. We will draw on the examples of Climate Change and Deforestation, as two of the main …

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Global Learning Forum 2016

Global Learning Forum 2016

Development and aid organizations around the world face the same challenge: making major change happen with limited resources.Learning is the solution – and the focus of the 2016 Global Learning Forum. What will our sector accomplish when everyone has the tools and training to make a difference?

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*Free* summer institute on Human Rights Education: The World As It Could Be Program

*Free* summer institute on Human Rights Education: The World As It Could Be Program

INVITATION FROM THE WORLD AS IT COULD BE IN COLLABORATION WITH INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF EDUCATIONThree-Day Institute to Experience The World As It Could Be Program CurriculumTuesday-Thursday, August 2-4, 2016Balboa High School in San FranciscoFor:San Francisco Unified School District Middle & High School TeachersTeachers, Administrators, Curriculum Developers of Bay Area High SchoolsUniversity Faculty and Graduate …

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Nonviolence Education and Building Community: Metta Center Conference Call Series

Nonviolence Education and Building Community: Metta Center Conference Call Series

Join Metta and special guest Robin Wildman, a nonviolence educator from Broad Rock Middle School in Rhode Island, for an inspiring discussion series geared towards educators and anyone who is passionate about nonviolence education. The calls will be a mix of inspiration, drawing from Dr. King’s words and teachings; conversation, having questions and discussion each week; and action – practical …

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Knowledge

(Publications & Book Reviews)

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Two Anthologies of Betty Reardon's Work: A Pioneer in Peace Education and Gender

Two Anthologies of Betty Reardon's Work: A Pioneer in Peace Education and Gender

Betty A. Reardon is a world-renowned leader in the fields of peace education and human rights; her pioneering work has laid the foundation for a new cross-disciplinary integration of peace education and international human rights from a gender-conscious, global perspective. These two anthologies, published by Springer, provide an essential introduction and historical overview to the fields of peace education and gender and peace.

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Peace Education for Violence Prevention in Fragile African Societies: What’s Going to Make a Difference?

Peace Education for Violence Prevention in Fragile African Societies: What’s Going to Make a Difference?

Book editors Maphosa and Keasley have engaged a collection of scholar practitioners to address the query ‘What’s Going to Make a Difference in contemporary Peace Education around Africa?’ The contributing authors draw from daily headlines as well as African literature to unearth twenty-first century quandaries with which educators in formal and informal contexts are called upon to grapple.

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Bookmarks - A manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education

Bookmarks - A manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education

Hate speech is one of the most worrying forms of racism and discrimination prevailing across Europe and amplified by the Internet and social media. Hate speech online is the visible tip of the iceberg of intolerance and ethnocentrism. "Bookmarks" is published to support the No Hate Speech Movement youth campaign of the Council of Europe for human rights online. "Bookmarks" is useful for educators wanting to address hate speech online from a human rights perspective, both inside and outside the formal education system. The manual is designed for working with learners aged 13 to 18 but the activities can be adapted to other age ranges.

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Jobs & Funding

(Job Postings & Funding Opportunities)

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Internship at the Peace Museum Vienna

Internship at the Peace Museum Vienna

Peace Museum Vienna is a very ambitious and meaningful project located in Vienna, Austria. The museum strives to contribute to world peace by educating the public about peace heroes and is also an educational meeting point offering information sources for students, teachers, professors, and general visitors. Peace education is the central to both the current and long-term vision of Peace Museum Vienna.

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Columbia Law School invites applications for its Columbia Human Rights Clinical Teaching Fellowship

Columbia Law School invites applications for its Columbia Human Rights Clinical Teaching Fellowship. The incumbent will hold the title of Associate Research Scholar and will play the role of Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow. She/he will also have the opportunity to teach the Human Rights Clinic as a Lecturer in Law.

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Call for Applications, World Innovation Summit for Education, Accelerator

Call for Applications, World Innovation Summit for Education, Accelerator

The WISE Accelerator is dedicated to supporting and developing innovative education initiatives with high potential for scalability and positive impact. The program engages qualified mentors and partners with the specific expertise to support and ensure the development of projects through effective, concrete strategies.

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Position Announcement: Executive Director, Amnesty International USA

Position Announcement: Executive Director, Amnesty International USA

AIUSA seeks an exceptional Executive Director to lead the organization by working in deep collaboration with their incredibly powerful and engaged members, the Board of Directors, staff, and partners in the international movement to advance the human rights movement in the US and globally.

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Team Leader - Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao

Cardno Emerging Markets (Australia) is one of the most successful managing contractors of the Australian aid program. Currently managers of the Basic Education Assistance in Muslim Mindanao program, we are looking for a new Team Leader to lead the next phase of Australia's support, expected to commence in mid 2017.

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