Wednesday, 24 April, 2019

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The Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: American Friends Service Committee

The Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) founded organisation working for peace and social justice in the United States and around the world. AFSC was founded in 1917 as a combined effort by American members of the Religious Society of Friends to assist civilian victims of World War I. It continued to engage

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Most Inspiring Peace Initiative, Borderless World Foundation

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: Borderless World Foundation

Borderless World Foundation (BWF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered under India’s Societies Registration Act, 1860. Working in Jammu and Kashmir, along the conflict-riven border region in between India, Pakistan & China, BWF has rescued hundreds of girls orphaned in the conflict along the India-Pakistan border. BWF strives toward a vision of “One Great Human Family” through a

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International Alert

Most Inspiring Peace Initiatives: International Alert

International Alert is an independent international peacebuilding organization, operating programmes around the world to address conflict. Its mission is to build a more peaceful world by: working with people directly affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions; shaping policies and practices to support peace; and collaborating with those striving for peace. Alert accomplishes

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Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: Intergovernmental Authority on Development

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: Intergovernmental Authority on Development

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) was created in 1996 to succeed the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development that was founded in 1986 to deal with issues related to drought and desertification in the Horn Africa. IGAD came to existence with a new name, organizational structure and a revitalized

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Most Inspiring Peace Initiative, Crisis Management Initiative

Most Inspiring Peace Initiative: Crisis Management Initiative

Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) is an independent Finnish non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and resolve conflict through informal dialogue and mediation. Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari founded CMI in 2000. CMI has offices in Helsinki and Brussels as well as a presence in selected countries. CMI states it is focused on contributing to peace processes in three regions: the Middle

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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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