Join today with the Global Campaign for Peace Education, World Beyond War, and people from around the world in an effort to learn, design and take action to build a new system of global security in which peace is pursued by peaceful means.
The ‘High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace’, which took place on September 7 at the UN Headquarters in New York, highlighted the role of education and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
YANGON – A human rights training program has launched for thousands of high-school students in 73 public schools in Bago Region, according to U Aung Myo Kyaw of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP).
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.
In an effort to understand our collective power as peacemakers in the United States, Communities in Transition (CIT) and PeaceTech Lab are mapping the location of conflict transformation practitioners, mediators, dialogue facilitators, circle holders, religious peacemakers, non-violent communication, interest-based negotiators, restorative justice practitioners and other practitioners and peacemaking organizations residing in the U.S.. Add your name today!
Since the 2016 election campaign, incidents of bullying Muslim students have skyrocketed. In a survey by the Washington chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim Community Resource Center, more than 60 percent of Muslim students have said they’ve felt unsafe in public since 2016.
Since 2014, USIP has worked with public and private universities as well as the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) to develop a peace and conflict studies curriculum that can be taught by universities across the country. By developing and institutionalizing such education programs, USIP is helping to develop a cadre of conflict resolution experts that will contribute to securing peace in Afghanistan.
Touchstones of learning and living: observations from “Schools That Care” conference (Bangalore, India)
Conference by the Teacher Foundation emphasized that an element of care must be brought not just in our curriculum but in our personas too.
Under the UK’s “Prevent” policy, nurseries, schools and universities are treated as places where the growth of radical extremism may be undermined. Educators are expected to instil “British values” in their students while also being on the lookout for signs of extremist behaviour or attitudes, which they are required to report. By contrast, when working in other parts of the world, the UK government encourages a different approach – peace education.
Peace advocate Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman and her group Teach Peace, Build Peace movement have been going around evacuation centers to help traumatized Maranao kids recover.
Call for Participants: Study on Implementing Principles of Global Citizenship Education into University Curricula
Faculty, program directors/chairs and educators working in Higher Education are sought for a doctoral study titled “Implementing Principles of Global Citizenship Education into University Curricula.”
After winning accolades at numerous film festivals for how it powerfully documents the impact of peace education on the lives of Texas inmates, Inside Peace will be shown on PBS television stations across the U.S. The feature documentary focuses on four men at the Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio. With lives marked by generations of violence and addiction, they attend the “Peace Class” and begin the struggle to discover their humanity and rebuild their lives from the inside out.
Peace is not just a statement, it’s not just a word but is an act that leaders and people in the community, at home, in our country need to act upon,” says Vika Savieti, one of 15 young women who participated in a Human Security Peace Education consultation held August 14 in Nukualofa.
The chairperson of the National Youth Commission appealed to the military and other groups involved in the conflict in Mindanao to treat schools, including Lumad schools, as zones of peace. His statement came after President Rodrigo Duterte said last month that he would order the police and the military to bomb the schools of the indigenous peoples.