Initiatives

Afghan Women Defy Taliban in a City on the Edge

In Kunduz, Homegrown Activists Build Women’s Rights via Radio

United States Institute of Peace (USIP) - 11 February 2017 - Kunduz once bustled as the cotton-mill capital of northeast Afghanistan. Amid Afghanistan’s 39-year-old war, it is now half-empty, fearful and bullet-pocked - a target in the Taliban’s fight to capture a major city.

Media Against Hate

Europe-wide campaign by Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE)
Media Against Hate - Press release - 21 December 2016 - Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) is partnering with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), ARTICLE 19, Media Diversity Institute (MDI), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA), Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE) and Community Media Institute (COMMIT) in the Europe-wide campaign Media Against Hate, to counter hate speech and discrimination in the media, while maintaining respect for freedom of expression.
 

The Global Refugee Crisis

Statement by the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group

International Crisis Group - 12 April 2016 - The Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group calls on world leaders to take more coordinated, better principled action to address the global refugee crisis. The scale of the tragedy shines the spotlight on just how remiss the international order has been in managing, much less settling, the conflicts that generate so much of today’s human flight.

Syria Dialogue Gets Results in Push for Local Peace

USIP project easing communal tensions

United States Institute of Peace - Olivebranch - 7 January 2016 - A project to foster a local peace might seem quixotic amid the war in Syria, which has dragged on for almost five years, killed more than 250,000 people, displaced 12 million and lured in Iran, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the U.S., among others

Peace Agreement in South Sudan

Nonviolent Peaceforce welcomes public declaration of intention to end the war

Nonviolent Peaceforce - Peace Watch - 29 August 2015 - Country Director in South Sudan, Tiffany Easthom, gives her statement on this week's signing of the peace agreement in Juba, South Sudan. "This  week, the final signature was placed onto the South Sudan peace agreement. In doing so, all parties to the conflict have indicated their intentions to end the violent conflict that has rocked South Sudan for the past 21 months. 

Unrest in Burundi

A call for dialogue and comitment to lasting peace by International Alert

International Alert - Press release - 15 May 2015 - In recent weeks, protests surrounding the upcoming presidential election in Burundi have resulted in violence, killing more than 20 people and wounding more. Tens of thousands of Burundians have fled the violence to neighbouring states. A coup attempt was launched to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza, amid his bid to be re-elected for a controversial third term.

#eUnify campaign

International Alert launches campaign to strengthen peaceful relations in Europe

UK-based peacebuilding charity International Alert is working with partners in Greece, Italy and the Netherlands to promote a balanced debate around migration and social marginalisation in the run up to the European Parliament elections (22-25 May 2014), and to strengthen peaceful relations in Europe.

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