Five ways to support youth inclusion in peacebuilding

Young people who have experienced conflict firsthand have a vital role to play in peacebuilding. However, in many cases they are seen not as positive forces for peace, but rather as threats to it. Recent research conducted by Conciliation Resources with youth from five different conflict regions identified the five key changes which need to be made to ensure young people are able to participate in creating more peaceful societies. [continue reading…]

Teaching Peace from Tales of the City: Peace Education through the Memoryscapes of Nagasaki

To what extent can the memoryscapes of a city contribute to peace education? This paper by Patporn Phoothong argues that narratives both create and destroy the imaginaries of peace. The failure of peace museums to create an effective vision of peace reduces them to the level of historical museums. This research concludes by identifying factors that support the realization of peace education in peace museums. [continue reading…]

New Report: School Resource Officers, Girls of Color, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

According to 2013-2014 data from the U.S. Department of Education, Black girls are 2.6 times as likely to be referred to law enforcement on school grounds as white girls, and black girls are almost 4 times as likely to get arrested at school. Disparities affecting Latinas are especially severe in elementary school where they are 2.7 times more likely to be arrested than young white girls. [continue reading…]
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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.  [continue reading…]