Month: May 2019

Incremental Transformations: Education for Resiliency in Post-War Sri Lanka

There is growing evidence to support the relationship between levels of gender inequality in a society and its potential for conflict. Positive attitudes to gender equality in and through education strengthen social cohesion; consequently, there is a need for gender-transformative education for peacebuilding.

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Betty Reardon: “Meditating on the Barricades”

In this reflective article, Betty Reardon argues that one of the current challenges to the field of peace education is to transform our political discourse as an essential process in the transformation of our present global realities, the ultimate purpose of an authentically just peace.

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Statement of Support for Ayşe Gül Altınay: Turkish Academic for Peace Sentenced to 2 years and 1 month in prison

In a hearing held on May 21, 2019, Ayşe Gül Altınay was sentenced to 2 years and 1 month in prison on the charge of “knowingly and willingly aiding a terrorist organization as a non-member” for having signed the declaration entitled “We will not be a party to this crime” prepared by the Academics for Peace. In Turkey and elsewhere, activists and thinkers are consistently under attack, and they need our support. As a lifelong feminist and peace activist, Ayse continues to advocate for non-violent protest and dignity in the fact of aggression.

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