Category: Humanitarian

Christian Peacemaker Teams

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: Christian Peacemaker Teams

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is an international organization set up to support teams of peace workers in conflict areas around the world. These teams believe that they can lower the levels of violence through nonviolent direct action, human rights documentation, and nonviolence training. CPT sums their work up as “…committed to reducing violence by getting

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Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: CENTRE FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: CENTRE FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION

The Centre for Conflict Resolution is a social research institute of the University of Cape Town. It was founded in 1968 by Professor H.W. van der Merwe in Cape Town, South Africa, to conduct academic research on relations between “racial” groups, with the goal of promoting mutual acceptance and co-operation. Initially named the Abe Bailey Institute for Inter-Racial Studies

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The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: THE CENTER FOR NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION

Nonviolent Communication (abbreviated NVC, also called Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication) is an approach to nonviolent living developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. At its heart is a belief all human beings have capacity for compassion and empathy. We only resort to violence or behaviour harmful to others when we do not recognize more effective

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Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: CENTRE FOR HUMANITARIAN DIALOGUE

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, otherwise known as the Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, or HD, is a private diplomacy organisation based in Switzerland that assists in mediation between conflicting parties to prevent or end armed conflicts. Founded in 1999, the aim of the organisation is to promote and facilitate dialogue among the leadership of the

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Inspiring Peace Initiatives: SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND

Inspiring Peace Initiatives: SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND

Search for Common Ground (or SFCG) is an international non-profit organization operating in 36 countries whose mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict away from adversarial approaches toward cooperative solutions. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and Brussels, Belgium, with the majority of its 600 employees based in field offices around the world including in Africa, Asia, Europe,

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Democracy In Retreat: Freedom In The World 2019

Democracy In Retreat: Freedom In The World 2019

Since the early 1970s, the pro-democracy non-profit Freedom House, founded in 1941 to mobilize American public opinion against Nazism, has published an annual survey evaluating political freedoms and civil liberties in countries around the world. Using 25 indicators, including electoral processes, individual rights and the rule of law, nations are

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2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

The United Nations designated January 27—the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as a day for member states to honour the Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism. A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide

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China’s Actions Could Be Precursors To Genocide

China’s Actions Could Be Precursors To Genocide

Uighur leaders have called on democratic governments to confront China over its treatment of ethnic minority Uighur Muslims, saying the government’s actions against the ethnic minority group are “precursors to genocide.” On a visit to Australia, leaders of the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), based in Washington, said governments, businesses, academics

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