Archive for category: GCCT

Whose peace are we building?

Whose peace are we building?

There is a reason why military and foreign intervention doesn’t work. These interventions thrust “solutions” onto the people of the country intervened in. These “solutions” are the intervening power’s idea of what the ideal is, and are not necessarily the ideal for the people with whose country the intervention occurs. […]

Why youth policy is a key factor in preventing conflict   

Why youth policy is a key factor in preventing conflict  

On International Youth Day, it is vital to acknowledge and understand the role of youth policies and the positive effect their implementation has on communities and countries, especially for the reduction and prevention of conflict. 

All parties should protect schools and children in Gaza conflict

All parties should protect schools and children in Gaza conflict

Attacks on schools that are not being used for military purposes violate international humanitarian law. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) calls on all parties to the conflict to respect education facilities as safe zones and to refrain from any military activity in or around schools that could […]

July 2014 Review

July 2014 Review

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during July, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation. 

The Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation – An Update

The Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation – An Update

TransConflict is pleased to provide an update on the work of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation (GCCT), which is comprised of organizations committed to upholding and implementing the Principles of Conflict Transformation.

Protect teachers from wartime attacks

Protect teachers from wartime attacks

Attacks on teachers and other educators are a disturbingly common tactic of war and a serious threat to education, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a new study released yesterday, Protecting Education Personnel from Targeted Attack in Conflict-Affected Countries.

Attacks on schools commonplace in conflicts around the world

Attacks on schools commonplace in conflicts around the world

The UN Secretary-General’s report released last week confirms findings that attacks on education are a deliberate tactic in most armed conflicts worldwide, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).

June 2014 Review

June 2014 Review

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during June, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation. 

Norway leading the way to end military use of schools

Norway leading the way to end military use of schools

The Norwegian government’s leadership to promote international standards to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict could spare students and teachers the horrors of war.

The eighth GCCT newsletter

The eighth GCCT newsletter

TransConflict is pleased to present the eighth Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation (GCCT) newsletter, showcasing the work of the GCCT and its members.

May 2014 Review

May 2014 Review

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during May, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation. 

Stop making war business

Stop making war business

Peace journalism is key for ensuring that conflict is accurately and appropriately reported, with its genesis and circumstances fully explained, and that local peacebuilding ideas and solutions get the visibility they deserve. 

April 2014 Review

April 2014 Review

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during April, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation. 

The seventh GCCT newsletter

The seventh GCCT newsletter

TransConflict is pleased to present the seventh Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation (GCCT) newsletter, showcasing the work of the GCCT and its members.

Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) from Afghanistan

Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) from Afghanistan

TransConflict is pleased to showcase the work of Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) from Afghanistan, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.

Afghanistan – achieving the MDGs through peacebuilding

Afghanistan – achieving the MDGs through peacebuilding

TransConflict is pleased to announce the launch a new project by the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR), in partnership with Cooperation for Peace and Unity Afghanistan (CPAU), both members of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.

International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC) training courses

International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC) training courses

TransConflict is pleased to present information about new training courses offered by the International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC), which was established by the Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR).

Peacebuilding and human rights – an agenda for democratic transformation

Peacebuilding and human rights – an agenda for democratic transformation

The democratic transformation requires a change in thinking at each level of society in post-conflict nations. There must be a shift from intervention to deescalate conflict towards conflict resolution and reconciliation.

March 2014 Review

March 2014 Review

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during March, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation. 

The sixth GCCT newsletter

The sixth GCCT newsletter

TransConflict is pleased to present the sixth Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation (GCCT) newsletter, showcasing the work of the GCCT and its members.

International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC) training courses

International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC) training courses

TransConflict is pleased to present information about new training courses offered by the International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC), which was established by the Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR), a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation. 

New modules from Global Operational Peace Support

New modules from Global Operational Peace Support

TransConflict is pleased to present information about new modules from Global Operational Peace Support (Global OPS), launched by the Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR), a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation. 

Why young peacebuilders must be included in the post-2015 agenda

Why young peacebuilders must be included in the post-2015 agenda

The promotion of a culture of peace includes peace education and recognising and addressing structures of violence such as gender discrimination, ethnic marginalisation and poverty. Above most, a culture of peace needs to involve all actors in society but crucially young people who often remain outside of the normative security […]

Can peace be secured at the expense of justice?

Can peace be secured at the expense of justice?

Peace must be secured through justice, and not at the cost of it. A peace that arrives at the cost of justice is unstable, impermanent and underpinned by simmering tensions. 

January 2014 Review

January 2014 Review

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during January, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.