Civil Society

How Syrians Stay Hopeful in the Face of Civil War

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Author: | Date: September 2015

Published in Global Post International media coverage of the war in Syria is full of shocking facts, and reminders of the horrific acts committed by the Islamic State and the Syrian […]

Where are Macedonia’s Peacebuilders?

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Author: | Date: April 2015

Macedonia, independent since 1991, is comprised of an ethnic Macedonian majority and ethnic Albanian minority (among others). Despite years of discrimination against ethnic Albanians, the Macedonian national media has shied […]

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Date: March 2015

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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 […]

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 […]

Maheswara Thrives in Building Peace from Below

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Author: | Date: March 2014

Born to a farming family in a village in the Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal, Maheswara Shrestha Bajracharya spent her childhood herding cattle, ploughing, caring for siblings, and cooking for her […]

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

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Author: | Date: March 2014

Over the past decade, and particularly since September 11, 2001, exhibition organizers, art critics, and the international market have paid more attention to contemporary art from Iran and the Arab […]

Making Their Own Paths to Peace

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Author: | Date: March 2014

Afghanistan’s political history and the ongoing violence across the country have directly affected women’s political participation and status in society. By the mid-1990s, the systematic subordination of women resulted in […]

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 […]

A Mayor Speaks Out

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Author: | Date: March 2014

As mayor of Nili, Afghanistan, I am guided by the Afghani saying, “You will harvest what you planted before.” It is important for me, and women like me, that we […]