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Call for Applications, Graduate Programs, School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding & Development, Kennesaw State University

This is a sponsored post on PCDN Thinking of Graduate School? The School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development offers the following programs that lead to a Master’s Degree in Conflict Management, a Ph.D. in International Conflict Management, or trainings for working professionals. Why Our School? We research and train in issues from national security studies and strategic nonviolence...

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Why the Rotary Peace Fellowship is (or may be) an ideal step for advancing your social change dream

This is a sponsored blog post on PCDN. Main image Photo credit: Reginald Louissant Jr. Written by Sajjad Hussain. Rotary Peace Fellow at Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center To proceed, or to pause: that is the question. “I have been offered admission for further studies in a university abroad but I’m still undecided if I should go there. Who will work here if I leave? I can’t think of going and leaving...

IRANUPDATE:INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHT FOR IRAN

IRANUPDATE Volume 6, Issue 5 |  April 17, 2018     CHRI’s update on the latest human rights developments in Iran  For more, see www.iranhumanrights.org Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Spotlight A message from CHRI’s Executive Director Hadi Ghaemi   Iranian officials recently indicated they will soon block the Telegram messaging app used by over 40 million Iranians...

Liberia Substance Users Care & Support Program Launched!

The Association of Progressive Youth of Liberia in partnership with the Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development has launched the Liberia Substance Users Care & Support Program in the Township of West Point in Monrovia. Speaking to over one hundred street youth who are drug users at the official launch of the program, APYL executive director, Reuben Bobby Logan stated that the program seeks...

PEACE – SARAJEVO – OLYMPICS

PLEASE SUPPORT THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA’S APPLICATION FOR THE 2026 SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS. IF APPROVED, IN 2019, 2026 WILL BE THE 42ND ANNIVERSARY OF  THE 1984 SARAJEVO OLYMPICS. Mission Statement  — To return the Olympics to Sarajevo and, thereby, to help to nurture world peace and understanding. — To help to rejuvenate Sarajevo and the entire Region with...

Stop Romancing the Sector

 {This article is cross-posted from GlobalstakesConsulting website (www.globalstakesconsulting.com)}   Yes, you all have noble intentions working in the social sector. As insiders, you all know that that is one of the reasons why you are volunteering, fundraising, giving monies to, and spend enormous amounts of time working for your favorite cause-oriented organizations, campaigns, and networks....

Earth Holding, a Community Practice

Earth Holding, a Community Practice April 17th, 2018 A truly revolutionary energy is on the rise, and it resides in community. As Earth Day approaches, we remember that holding the Earth in our hearts and defending her is a sacred duty and a community practice. Earth Holding comes from an ancient Buddhist text, the Lotus Sutra, and means to hold, to protect, to preserve the Earth. We are so fortunate...

UN human rights experts condemn killings

  UN human rights experts condemn killings of Palestinians near Gaza fence by Israeli security forces   GENEVA (17 April 2018) – UN human rights experts have condemned the continued use of firearms, including live ammunition, by Israeli security forces against mostly unarmed Palestinian protesters and observers for a third straight week near the fence between occupied Gaza and Israel.   The...

Media Perception and Nigeria Peace Index By Abdulrazaq O Hamzat

Mention 5 states in Nigeria that are considered not peaceful based on public perception? That was the question that shaped the private conversation I had with 2 veteran media personalities and crisis communication experts this past week. It was an unplanned discussion about the role of media in communicating events and shaping perceptions. As we are all aware, media communication in our culture is...

Got an organization working to scale change? Consider becoming an organizational member of PCDN, the go-to hub for the social change community.

Got an organization working to scale change? Consider becoming an organizational member of PCDN, the go-to hub for the social change community. We provide a one-stop shop for thousands of members around the world to access to the tools, resources, opportunities, connections & inspiration to advance social change. Many leading organizations around the world have become members of PCDN to leverage...

Becoming You

One regular day in my first year of high school, our English teacher, Ms. Ivanova, remarked offhandedly that I was a leader. I don’t remember the context, but I do remember that I felt both flattered and confused. I didn’t know why she said that, or what it meant. But I remember it 20 years later. I don’t believe my teacher singled me out. I believe she saw and called all my classmates leaders,...

Peace & Security Report: April 13, 2018

You’re the President and CEO of your global life.  Be briefed like one: http://ipsinstitute.org/psr/psr-april-13-2018/

Latest attack on Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day

Yesterday, Israel’s Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman, denied entry permits for the 110 Palestinians invited to attend the 2018 Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony on April 17th. Lieberman stated that he “will not lend a hand to the desecration of our Memorial Day.” The Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony is, in fact, just the opposite. For the past 13 consecutive years,...

CSO Group Commends Government on WASH JSR Preparation

The Liberia Youth WASH Coalition has commended the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Public Work for the level of preparation made thus far for the upcoming Joint Sector Review (JSR). LYWC made the statement on Wednesday, April 10, 2018, in Monrovia when senior officials of the organization pay a courtesy call on the Assistant Minister for Community Services and the Deputy Minister for...

New Report, The Bottom-Up Media Revolution: How Social Entrepreneurs are Building Trust Between Communities and the Media

The Bottom-Up Media Revolution: How Social Entrepreneurs are Building Trust Between Communities and the Media Laxmi Parthasarathy and Michael Gordon April 12, 2018 Ashoka has partnered with the Center for Social Impact to understand the new media landscape being forged by social entrepreneurs. These individuals work closely with their communities to address problems ranging from malicious actors...

Two days training on Peace Building and Conflict Transformation Celebrating Diversity for Peace and Solidarity Islamabad, Pakistan Islamabad July 07th – 08th, 2018

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The Perversity of Measures

One time I was working for a client that  I am helping get back on track when it comes to performance measurement framework. The conversation went into the loftiness of some of the goals that was set up by a funding institution that they are supposed to align to with their project. This is a standard BHIG- big, hairy, audacious goal that nobody can actually put a critical baseline measure on because...

Boko Haram is yet to be defeated

The terrorist insurgency group, Boko Haram is yet to be defeated, degraded or decimated, this is the glaring truth that must be accepted and confronted with all sincerity, so that they can truly be defeated and decimated beyond the rhetoric. While the group is no longer gaining more grounds like it used to do during the previous administration, they are still very much alive and active. We observed...

​Laka Competition 2018: “Architecture that Reacts”

Laka invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of ‘architecture that reacts.’ The main focus of the competition is on the solutions that develop through a process of changes and adjustments. The subject of the competition is architectural, design, or technological solutions that are capable of dynamic interaction with their surroundings. https://lakareacts.com/competition-2018​ International...
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