Post Tagged with: "Peace"

September 2014 Review

September 2014 Review

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

The ninth GCCT newsletter

The ninth GCCT newsletter

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

August 2014 Review

August 2014 Review

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

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.

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.

Protecting schools from attack in Nigeria and beyond – how to support community-based responses

Protecting schools from attack in Nigeria and beyond – how to support community-based responses

The abduction of close to 300 girls by Boko Haram from a school in Borno state, Nigeria in April, and the closure of schools due to insecurity in the region, highlight the urgent need to find practical solutions to prevent and respond to attacks on education.

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. 

Peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and peace enforcement in the 21st century

Peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and peace enforcement in the 21st century

So far, the United Nations has employed with success the four linked strategies of peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and peace enforcement. Such strategies promote the multinational and multilateral impartiality based on the principle of equality of states and universal human rights which are embedded in the UN Charter.

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. 

Attacks on education should lead Security Council debate

Attacks on education should lead Security Council debate

The Security Council should urge states and armed non-state groups to refrain from using schools for military purposes and incorporate clear protections for schools from military use in their legislation, and military doctrine and policies.

The United Nations and its peacekeeping dilemma

The United Nations and its peacekeeping dilemma

The deployment of a UN Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), authorized to undertake “all necessary measures” to neutralize armed groups, represents an important step in the evolution of UN peacekeeping missions.

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. 

PATRIR launches Global Operational Peace Support (Global OPS)

PATRIR launches Global Operational Peace Support (Global OPS)

TransConflict is pleased to present 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. 

Justice is Liberia’s hope for the future

Justice is Liberia’s hope for the future

Whereas other countries have considered justice to be an essential component of peace and reconciliation, Liberia has totally disregarded the punishment of those who perpetrated atrocities during its 14-year civil war.

The new UN and peacekeeping

The new UN and peacekeeping

The return to robust peacekeeping is a disconcerting development since it raises the whole question of the need for impartiality if peacekeepers are to have real legitimacy and it puts the humanitarians and others who work with the UN in greater peril.

Teaching with the world peace game

Teaching with the world peace game

John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4’x5′ plywood board – and lets his 4th-graders solve them. He explains how his World Peace Game engages school kids, and why the complex lessons it teaches – spontaneous, and always surprising – go further than classroom lectures can.

States have a responsibility to protect higher education from attack

States have a responsibility to protect higher education from attack

States must protect universities as spaces where professors and students are safe to teach, learn, and research free from threats to their physical and psychological well being, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a new report released last week.

Poems of war, peace, women, power

Poems of war, peace, women, power

In her poems and plays, Suheir Hammad blends the stories and sounds of her Palestinian-American heritage with the vibrant language of Brooklyn to create a passionately modern voice.

UN Security Council Resolution 2122 on Women, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice

UN Security Council Resolution 2122 on Women, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice

On 18th October 2013, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that puts in place stronger measures for women to participate in all phases of conflict prevention, resolution and recovery.

Women, wartime and the dream of peace

Women, wartime and the dream of peace

In war we often see only the frontline stories of soldiers and combat. Zainab Salbi tells powerful “backline” stories of women who keep everyday life going during conflicts, and calls for women to have a place at the negotiating table once fighting is over. 

Syria – women, peacework, and the lesson from Bosnia

Syria – women, peacework, and the lesson from Bosnia

Below the radar of the forthcoming Geneva-2 peace talks, Bosnian and Syrian women are holding meetings to discuss the lessons that must be learnt from the failure of the Dayton Agreement. However, without the voices of those who have the greatest stake in preserving peace in their countries, peace agreements […]