Two organizations, Karwan Tanzeem, based in Peshawar, and the British Pashtoon Association (BPA), based in the UK, are joining forces to raise the education level, create awareness among youth, and steer them away from militancy, violence and extremism.
The governments of 14 countries have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration, an inter-governmental political commitment to take concrete measures to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities from attack during times of armed conflict.
Enhancing women’s equality is fundamental to the possibility of peace and is an essential realm of inquiry and action for peace education. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury highlights significant historical developments, disappointments and possibilities for transformative change in support of gender equality that is essential for the possibility of sustainable peace.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has challenged African governments not to rely on the World Bank and other institutions to decide on the choices they have to make concerning policies and the funding of education on the continent. “We should not get into arguments with foreign agencies about our priorities. We must set our own priorities and we must accept that we must provide the funds to translate our plans into reality,” he said.
New-Bridge Integrated College in Loughbrickland, Northern Ireland, is the laureate of the Evens Prize for Peace Education 2017. For this year’s biennial European prize, the Evens Foundation looked for strategies implemented in secondary schools for dealing with ‘hot topics’ in a constructive way.
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.
The Genocide Archive of Rwanda has so far uploaded and digitized about 8,000 information items-related to 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, including confessions by perpetrators. Chief Justice Sam Rugege believes that the facility will be an important tool for students, teachers and researchers to easily access history about Rwanda and specifically the Genocide.
UNICEF has been responding to friction and shortages in Kirkuk by establishing a programme to foster peace and tolerance, starting in schools. “It’s essential that education provision is equitable and that schools are conflict-sensitive so that they can promote peace,” says Kelsey Shanks, a consultant with UNICEF.
About 500 students from around the world plan to hold a peace march near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas.
The activity is part of the 2017 world peace education festival from May 27th to 31st that will be attended by high school students as well as teachers from seven countries including Japan, China, Russia and Indonesia.
Japan contributes additional US$16.7 million to stabilization in Iraq: funds support peace education
Part of the funding will go to the Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) and will be used for community reconciliation and peace education amongst different ethnic and religious groups.
FreshEd with Will Brehm is a weekly podcast that makes complex ideas in educational research easily understood. This episode features a conversation with Monisha Bajaj on the origins of human rights education, its diverse range of practices, and the ways it has changed over time.
What could have been done to prevent the worst atrocities happening in Syria? A new animated explainer briefly explores the role a Department of Peace could have played. We don’t propose to have the final answers, but we do hope to spark creative thinking.
In schools all over the world, children with learning difficulties such as reading aloud, are finding not only solace, but firm loving support from dogs. Reading dogs are providing a stable sense of love and comfort without judgement, so children can practice reading and fix any mistakes they make without having to fear their peers.
Today, teaching global competency hardly seems novel. In fact, in a rapidly changing political and environmental landscape, focusing on the development of global competency seems urgent. The ability to imagine other perspectives and recognize one’s own point of view is essential to understanding the current complexities related to immigration, environmental challenges, and racial and religious tensions at home and abroad. Additionally, studying any environmental, political, economic, or social system without recognizing its global interdependence seems limited.
Desde hace más de 50 años, maestros y rectores colombianos construyen paz en las aulas, en las escuelas y en las comunidades. Como reconocimiento a su labor, a partir de 2018, se otorgará el Premio Compartir ‘Educación para la PAZ’, un galardón dirigido a aquellos líderes que desde su trabajo formativo contribuyen a generar ambientes democráticos y a la construcción de proyectos de vida de niños y jóvenes.