Schools of Peace as Safe Environments: A Peace Education Project in San Vicente Del Caguán, Colombia

The project, operated by Fundación Escuelas de Paz, was Developed in San Vicente del Caguán, former FARC territory, as an alliance between the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace, Caqueta’s Department of Education, USAID, the International Organization for Migration and UNICEF.

(Photo: Schott Foundation)

Investing in Healthy Living and Learning Communities for Native Children and Youth

Due to historical trauma, chronically underfunded programs, and broken promises on the part of the U.S. government, youth from Native American communities experience many educational, health, and economic disparities compared with their peers in the general population.

Group Work during the Youth/Students Engagement to Foster Global Citizenship, Sustainable Development Initiatives and Peace Building in The Gambia Workshop (Photo: ©UNESCO)

Gambian youth engage in the promotion of peace, sustainable development and Global Citizenship

From 3 to 8 July 2017, the Gambian National Commission for UNESCO gathered more than 200 young people from all regions of the country and their teachers, for a weeklong training where participants adopted a Declaration calling youth organizations and national authorities for actions in favour of the integration of Global Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainable Education into the education system.

(Photo: Aegis Trust)

Building Resilience to Genocide through Peace Education: Concepts, Methods, Tools and Impact

A three-day Colloquium in Kigali in February brought together academics and practitioners in and around the field of peace education to share concepts, methods and means of measuring impact, contributing to a stronger evidence base for the effectiveness of peace education. 

Avery Trinh discusses restorative justice in an afternoon panel during the second Restorative Justice in Education Academy at Eastern Mennonite University. Trinh, a rising senior at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland, joined teachers and administrators to provide reflections about restorative justice in education. (Photos by Joaquin Sosa)

Educators learn how restorative justice can shift discipline from punishment to transformation at two-day ‘academy’

The EMU hosted academy seeks to provide the educational community with principals and practices to create just and equitable learning environments that foster healthy relationships and transform conflict.

Peace club memebrs with the management and teachers of Trinity School Dimapur.

Children are exhorted to intervene in Conflict situations (Nagaland, India)

Peace Channel organized a day programme at Trinity High School, Thahekhu Village Dimapur on the 6th May 2017. The purpose of the training was to capacitate the students to learn how to intervene in conflict situations in their own way in family, community and institutional conflicts when it happens.

Participants of “Innovating in Challenging Times: Building an Infrastructure for Supporting Peace.” (Photo: David Smith)

Peacebuilding Leadership Gather for “Innovating in Challenging Times” at Point of View

Nearly 50 practitioners, activists, educators, trainers, funders, and researchers in the peacebuilding field gathered at George Mason University’s Point of View Retreat Center to explore “Innovating in Challenging Times: Building an Infrastructure for Supporting Peace.” The aim of the gathering was to identify knowledge, resources, and innovation opportunities to advance solutions that address current and future challenges, taking a proactive approach to peacebuilding.

Children from both communities participate in the pilot application of the joint education project IMAGINE, taking place under the auspices of the Bi-Communal Technical Committee of Education and implemented by the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) and the Home for Cooperation (H4C) between 26 May and 2 June 2017. (Photo: UNFICYP/Ludovit Veres)

‘Imagine’ project kicks off (Cyprus)

The pilot application of the joint education project IMAGINE was successfully completed on June 2, 2017. The pilot, supported by the United Nations, took place in May with the participation of 160 primary school children ages 9-12, coming from 4 Turkish Cypriot and 4 Greek Cypriot schools.

Teaching Conflict Resolution (Photo: David Smith)

Peace Entrepreneurship: Working with Students at Sandy Spring Friends School

A Youth Peace Conference was held at Sandy Spring Friends School in Sandy Spring, MD. The conference brought together students from the school and neighboring schools to focus on the “Intersectionality of ‘Isms.’” “Peace Entrepreneurship” was amongst the workshops offered.