On June 25, 2020, the Global Campaign for Peace Education hosted a dialogue between Betty Reardon, Kozue Akibayashi, Asha Hans, and Mavic Cabrera Balleza, exploring feminist human security and women’s actions for peace and empowerment. [continue reading…]
Help the Afghan Children’s Peace Education Curriculum is the first formal school-based model to specifically target vulnerable middle-school and high-school students, encouraging them to reject violence and all forms of aggressive behavior while embracing the principles of peaceful living, respect for diversity, and cooperation.
Originally introduced in 2003 to three schools, the model has spread to 62 schools in five provinces, impacting over 86,000 boys and girls. Results from these schools over the past three years have shown a dramatic reduction in fighting, consistent improvement in classroom and schoolyard behavior, and similar reductions in teachers’ use of corporal punishment. In 2012, recognizing its potential to impact millions of students, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education endorsed HTAC’s initiative to expand into other regions of the country. [continue reading…]
Georgetown University’s MA in Conflict Resolution hosted “A Path for Peacebuilding through Peace Education in Afghanistan: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead for Peace Education.” Video of the webinar is now available. [continue reading…]