In Factis Pax is a peer-reviewed online journal of peace education and social justice dedicated to the examination of issues central to the formation of a peaceful society – the prevention of violence, political challenges to peace and democratic societies. Volume 10 Number 1, 2016 is now available.
The Alliance for Peacebuilding plays a key role in convening the peacebuilding field around improving capacity and understanding of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in conflict-affected settings. AfP is seeking a Senior Manager to work in their Washington DC Headquarters. The Senior Manager manages the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium and the Effective InterReligious Action and Peacebuilding and also advises other AfP programs on monitoring, evaluation and learning systems.
Based on research and a series of working group meetings hosted by the United States Institute of Peace, this report explores the concept of resilience in the context of peacebuilding and conflict-affected states and how socioecological systems respond to violence. Summary findings suggest that a resilient response to violence involves actors that self-organize and learn within the system and institutions and norms that support absorption, adaptation, and transformation.
José Manuel Restrepo-Abondano, who heads Del Rosario University, argues that universities still have a major role to play in trying to cement peace in Colombia even after the failed referendum. Academic research on education and peace offers a number of key insights.
Patrick Enaigbe & Nicholas Igbinoghene identify and examine the challenges of managing and planning peace education and peace culture in Nigeria’s educational system.
Project coordination Officer: The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP)
The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), UNESCO’s first education-related category 1 institute towards the development and promotion of new approaches to education for a more peaceful and sustainable world, is seeking a contract Project coordination Officer.
The Institute of Economics for Peace (IEP) launched ‘Positive Peace 2016’, their latest report which presents a compilation of IEP’s most advanced research to-date. The report investigates the eight domains of Positive Peace, why they are important, and how they work together to reduce levels of violence and improve resilience and peacefulness. Without a deeper understanding of how society operates it will not be possible to solve humanity’s major challenges. Positive Peace, combined with systems thinking, provides us with a unique framework from which to better manage human affairs.
Call for Submissions: On-line How to Manual for Colleges and Universities Developing and/or Enhancing their Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies
Submissions are sought for contributions to the 2nd Edition of the Free On-line How to Manual for Colleges and Universities Developing and/or Enhancing their Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies. Submission deadline: October 1.
The Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding hosted a dissemination event titled “The Role of Education in Peacebuilding – Foundations, Findings and Futures”, in Amsterdam between 20- 22 April 2016.
The handbook “Education for Peace-Experiences from Practice” has been translated into English and is now available online. The handbook is the result of cooperation of participants of the regional project “Educational Institutions Implement Education for Peace” and contains articles and lesson preparations with elements of education for peace. The project was jointly implemented by NDC Serbia and NDC Montenegro (GPPAC Western Balkans). The official promotion of the handbook was held in Belgrade on 16 July 2016 during the meeting of the representatives of Nansen Dialogue Network.
The 2016 edition of Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking provides a more comprehensive view of the human rights funding landscape than ever before. Released by the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) and Foundation Center, the report analyzes 20,300 grants to 12,262 organizations worldwide in 2013. In total, 803 funders awarded $2.3 billion in funding for human rights — a 23 percent increase in giving between 2012 and 2013 among a consistent subset of funders.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), an independent international institute whose core mission is to undertake research and activities on security, conflict and peace, is hiring a Senior Researcher. The Peace and Development research cluster is one of three broad areas of study in the new SIPRI research architecture. Application closing date: July 31.
The overarching question of this research conducted by Learning for Peace is how can education interventions address gender inequalities in contexts of armed violent conflict and in the process contribute towards sustainable peace? In other words, what do the four case studies tell us about how a gender-transformative approach to education for peacebuilding can strengthen its policy and practice?
Their analysis reveals that conflict is less likely in contexts where there is gender parity in terms of average years of schooling. Analysis has furthermore shown that gender inequality in education increases in response to the incidence of conflict.
EUROCLIO Associated Member Education for the 21st Century (Serbia) published “Recommendations on ‘Fostering Human Rights Through Deconstruction of Stereotypes in Education, Culture and Media’”. The recommendations are formulated by a group of academic experts from the Balkans after consultations with the educational, cultural and media sectors.
Successes and Challenges in Development Education and Youth Work in Egypt. Cumulative Impact and Needs Assessment Report
PATRIR and its 4E team has just released the cumulative impact and needs assessment (CINA) report entitled “Successes and Challenges in Development Education and Youth Work in Egypt”. The report is the output of a 5-months long assessment process implemented in the frame of the project “Technical Assistance for Development and Civic Education in Egypt” (4E), which was implemented by the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) between October 2015 – February 2016.
The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College has created a global data base to collect and describe all Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping (UCP) operations since 1990. This data base represents a starting point to try to capture a comprehensive picture into UCP activity.
“The Human Rights Education Indicator Framework: Key indicators to monitor and assess the implementation of human rights education and training” developed by HRE 2020 is now available in French and Spanish, in addition to the English version that appeared in 2015.
“Educating for Peace,” edited by Lokanath Mishra, lays a foundation for students, teachers and peace educators to explore the elements necessary to create a peaceful society. Written mainly for researchers, peace educators and students, this book is an attempt to identify and deliberate on topics that should be addressed if we are to fully establish peace education.