Africa

Peacebuilding with Local Citizens

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Author: , , | Date: September 2014

When we went through the . . . containment site after the revolution, we were demobilized . . . for five days. How can a man who went through a […]

Communication and Engagement in Peacebuilding

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Author: , | Date: September 2014

In the locality of Kebkabiya, North Darfur, some 150 kilometers west of Sudan’s capital city of El Fasher, the Sudanese Development Initiative (SUDIA) is using low-tech solutions to build peace […]

Conflict Minerals, Ethical Supply Chains, and Peace

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Author: , | Date: September 2014

Diamonds and gold have an intensely emotional as well as monetary and industrial value. They symbolize love, romance, friendship, and far, far more. Human rights and environmental campaigners were onto […]

Taking the Conflict Out of Conflict Minerals

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Author: | Date: September 2014

In 2007, the electronics industry became the target of activist groups who argued that downstream companies to artisanal mining were contributing to violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). […]

Big Men: A Film by Rachel Boynton

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Author: | Date: September 2014

Big Men gives viewers fly-on-the-wall access to boardrooms of billion-dollar oil deals, intimate chats with African royalty, and strategy sessions with an underground militant group as the story behind big […]

An Urge to Make a Difference: An Entrepreneur’s Personal Journey for Peace

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Author: | Date: September 2014

War is illogical and devastating. The challenge is to find ways to avoid it. With this in mind, I decided early in 2001 to contribute to meeting that challenge, despite […]

Tailored Technology for Peace

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Author: | Date: July 2014

It is 7pm and darkness has settled on the small town of Eyl on the Somali coast. Benefiting from the complete absence of light pollution, the starry African sky unfolds […]

A New Approach to Gender in Peacebuilding

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Author: | Date: May 2014

International Alert’s new report, Re-thinking Gender in Peacebuilding, published in March 2014, calls for a more nuanced understanding of the role gender plays in peacebuilding. Re-thinking Gender in Peacebuilding highlights […]

A Revolution Asks Questions

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Author: | Date: March 2014

I still remember how I felt celebrating with thousands on Tahrir Square the night Hosni Mubarak was toppled. I was happy and proud. I believed that change would come. Whenever […]

Finding Peace for Men in the DRC

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Author: | Date: March 2014

The eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is sometimes called the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman. In reality, it is an equally dangerous place […]