Ria, Meena and Omkari (from left) were trained as drivers through the Women on Wheels Programme.

Transformative Education in Motion: Indian ‘Women on Wheels’ empowers disadvantaged women

(Original article: UNESCO Bangkok, 10-20-2015) India’s Women on Wheels aims to put women in the driver’s seat – literally, empowering them to take control of their own lives by learning a marketable skill and going full speed ahead into what remains a male-dominated area. It’s a case study in the power of shifting learning and […]

Peace & Disarmament Education: Changing Mindsets to Reduce Violence and Sustain the Removal of Small Arms

The story of the partnership in Albania, Cambodia, Niger and Peru between the UN Dept for Disarmament Affairs and the Hague Appeal for Peace.  (Hague Appeal for Peace, 2005: isbn 0-9770827-0-9) Introduction by Betty Reardon The learning derived from the DDA/HAP partnership on disarmament education summarized in this publication is an invaluable contribution to the advancement […]

UN development goals – A bigger role for universities?

(Original article: Rebecca Warden, University World News, 10-17-15) There was no role for higher education in the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, the eight ambitious United Nations’ targets for solving some of the world’s most pressing problems, due to expire at the end of 2015. But universities will be expected to be bigger players this time […]

This report introduces new thinking and evidence about Positive Peace: the attitudes, institutions and structures which create and sustain peaceful societies.

Positive Peace Report 2015

(Original article: Vision of Humanity, 10-22-2015) Positive Peace is a transformational approach to achieving development, resilience and peace. It offers an alternative perspective to identify and measure long-term investments that create an optimum environment for human potential to flourish.  Download the report Positive Peace is a new approach to identify and measure long-term investments that create sustainable […]

Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives

(Original article: David Bornstein, NY Times – July 24, 2015) In the early 1990s, about 50 kindergarten teachers were asked to rate the social and communication skills of 753 children in their classrooms. It was part of the Fast Track Project, an intervention and study administered in Durham, N.C., Nashville, Seattle and central Pennsylvania. The […]

Funding Opportunity: Program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Russell Sage Foundation Submission Deadlines: See upcoming deadlines The Russell Sage Foundation launched its program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in the spring of 2015. This new program seeks investigator-initiated research proposals on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities […]

Report and Recommended Actions from Symposia on “Women’s Rights to Dignity, Security and Justice: The Rana Plaza Collapse and the Triangle Fire: Consequences and Accountability”

Women’s Rights to Dignity, Security and JusticeThe Rana Plaza Collapse and the Triangle Fire: Consequences and Accountability Under the above title a symposium organized as a parallel civil society event during the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women was held at the Fordham University School of Law at Lincoln […]

Reflexiones sobre Educación y Paz: Acerca del Campeonato Mundial de Foot Ball y la Educación por la Cultura de Paz

Alicia Cabezudo Barcelona, Junio / 2010 Podría presentarse la vida escolar de los chicos de hoy como una imaginaria “línea de fuego” por la que se cruzan – en distintas direcciones –  las múltiples violencias que aquejan al conjunto de la sociedad. Violencia del sistema socio-económico, con sus ajustes sucesivos y creación consiguiente de estrecheces, […]

Reflections on the World Cup & Education for a Culture of Peace

Alicia Cabezudo Escuela de Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad Nacional de Rosario UNR – Rosario Argentinaemail: [email protected] Barcelona, June  2010 (Please click here for the original Spanish version of this welcome letter) School life of children today can be seen as an imaginary “line of fire” crisscrossed by diverse types of violence: violence of the socio-economic system, […]

Challenging Militarization in a Decade of Crisis

Colin Archer Secretary-General of the International Peace Bureau (Welcome letter: Issue #69 January 2010)   “The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded. Military spending continues to rise every day. Just one generation after the end of the Cold War, it is now well above US $1 trillion. More weapons are being produced. They are flooding […]

Peace Education in Tanzania

Kitwala Nginilla Founder, Dar es Salaam Institute of Peace Education (DIPE) (Welcome letter:Issue #58 – September 2008)   Dear friends of the Global Campaign for Peace Education, The Dar es Salaam Institute on Peace Education 2008 (DIPE 2008), held on the International Day of Peace (September 21st) at the Elizabeth Youth Center and attended by 40 […]