For most persons, the end of conflicts does not represent the end of violence. Current studies argue that escaping from war and repression to refugee and IDP camps only offers a certain degree of protection against violent assaults. In recent years, the body of literature about sexual violence against women and men in camps has grown, shedding some light on the scope of the abuses.
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The annual conference organised by the consortium of organisations supporting the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme. Among other topics, the conference features discussions on building resilience in Africa, green economy and climate finance as well as the Africa-related perspective on the global climate negotiations.
peace brigades international (pbi) is looking for field volunteers to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Starting date is between beginning of January 2014 and March 2014.
SumofUs - a new world-wide movement for a better global economy - is specifically designing this fellowship for people who have roots in or deep relationships with communities that have faced race- or ethnicity-based discrimination.
As the Colombian government and FARC rebels conduct peace negotiations in Cuba, religious leaders and people of faith have been active in Colombia’s broader movement for peace and justice.
Social movements, new political parties and civil society protests - what is in the future of the European Union (EU)? Who is working to ensure change and sustainability of the Union? What has been the actual impact of #Occupy and other movements on the policy-makers in Europe? If these are topics that interest you, we invite you to apply to become one of the 120 young journalists, aged between 18 and 30, reporting from the European Parliament in Brussels from October 15 to 17 2013.
The MA programme is designed to provide students from different cultures and backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between human rights and conflict management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly field oriented, prepares participants for working with NGOs, governments, aid agencies, the UN system, regional organisations and other institutions where a deep understanding of these issues is critical.
With the end of military dictatorships in the Southern Cone and the signing of peace accords that followed the civil wars in Central America, most violent conflicts in Latin America have been considered to belong to the past. Consequently, the region has been overlooked by peace researchers.
According to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 15 April 2013, the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, world military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5 per cent in real terms since 2011.
In 25 days spread over one year, the course explores the state of the art in selected peacebuilding fields and reflects critically on peacebuilding practices.