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Ethiopia: Education union’s plea for peace

During the Tigray war in Northern Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Teachers Association (ETA) condemned the damage and disruption inflicted on students, teachers and the education system. They called on relevant public authorities to put an immediate halt to the armed conflict, and highlighted the role of peace education in bringing about peaceful societies.

Urgent appeal for Afghanistan’s scholars, students, practitioners, civil society leaders, and activists

Scholars at Risk (SAR), in partnership with higher education institutions, associations, networks, and professionals concerned about colleagues in Afghanistan, is seeking signatures from higher education community members to a letter addressed to US government officials urging them to take immediate action to help save Afghanistan’s scholars, students, and civil society actors.

Compounding Crises: Corona in Conflict Zones

Previous articles in our Corona Connections series have focused mainly on the injustices and dysfunction of global structures that have been made undeniably evident by the pandemic. In this article, we call the attention of peace educators to the fact COVID has made many of those injustices more severe.

Kashmir conflict and shattered dreams of youth

The three-decade-old Kashmir conflict has sent thousands of body-bags into untimely graves. Mukhtar Dar explains how the lack of foresight and investment in education has led to more youth choosing violence as a way of life.

Forest Whitaker Deepens Investment in Lives of Former Child Soldiers and Refugees in S. Sudan and Uganda

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through their legal advocacy program, Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), and the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) are currently in Kiryandongo to equip former child soldiers and young people affected by conflict from across Uganda and South Sudan with skills in leadership, mediation and entrepreneurship. The aim is promote education to achieve peace, human rights and sustainable development as key drivers of more peaceful and just societies and more open and inclusive economies.

Peace Education in the Great Lakes Region: A Discussion Paper

On 15 – 16 February 2017, Interpeace participated in the SDG4 Regional Forum for Eastern Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The high level forum, organized by UNESCO, sought to enable Member States under the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa to present their national SDG4 roadmaps in support of the implementation of the 2030 Education Agenda. Interpeace shared its experience working with local, national and international partners to promote peace education in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Amongst their recommendations, Interpeace encourages Education Ministries to work towards standardizing peace education curriculum within their countries, and to mobilize the requisite human capacities and material resources required that will enable the provision of effective, formal peace education.

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