2016 International #Literacy Prizes award ceremony marks 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day

On the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, 8 September, the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova will award this year’s UNESCO International Literacy Prizes to five innovative programmes from India, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand and Viet Nam. The awards, to be presented in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, are attributed to projects in line […]

The #Digital #Education Show #Africa 2016

Africa’s leading education conference and exhibition you won’t want to miss   The trendsetters. The visionaries. The innovators. At no other conference will you gain so much insight into technology and learning. The Digital Education Show Africa is taking place the 18th and 19th of October 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa […]

Interview with Aya Chebbi, African Youth Movement Founder

Javier Collado Ruano: Dear readers, it is a pleasure for me to introduce my friend Aya Chebbi, a well-known Pan-African Tunisian blogger and activist. I met her during the Global Citizens Movement of CIVICUS World Alliance, which took place in Johannesburg late in the year 2013, and I am still impressed with all her achievements. […]

PROTECTION CHALLENGES FACING RWANDAN REFUGEES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Callixte Kavuro Doctorate Candidate in Public Law at Stellenbosch University and the Chairperson of the Rwandan platform for Dialogue, Trust and Justice (RDTJ)  [email protected] .. Abstract: On December 30, 2011, the UNHCR issued a formal statement declaring that Rwanda is a safe country for Rwandan refugees to return, thereby requesting their host countries to apply […]

My Mom Is Part of a Long Line of Many Women With Big Hearts, Smiles and Endowed with Great Courage!

Sonia Colasse Author the children bilingual book: “The Adventures of Enzo” e-mail: [email protected] website: www.soloinfinty.com/enzo Français version   When I look at her, she expresses a life filled with adventure, full of emotion, sometimes grief and misfortune, but I keep in my memory her bursts of laughter and her happiness. However, I also know that before arriving […]

REFUGEES AND TERTIARY EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: THE CHALLENGES TO EQUAL ACCESS TO EDUCATION AND LIVING A DIGNIFIED LIFE

Callixte Kavuro University of Cape Town, Safety and Violence Initiative, Parliamentary Monitoring Group [email protected] . REFUGEES AND TERTIARY EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: THE CHALLENGES TO EQUAL ACCESS TO EDUCATION AND LIVING A DIGNIFIED LIFE   Thesis by Callixte Kavuro (23 610 words) Student number KVRCAL001 Supervised by Associate Professor Dee Smythe 08 February 2013 Download LLM_Thesis_Kavuro_Final_Draft_2013

Interview with Marta Benavides: “Human Rights and 23rd Century Movement”

  Javier Collado Ruano: Today, 10thDecember 2013, we celebrate the 65º anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For this reason, we have a special person with us to commemorate it. Allow me to introduce Ms. Marta Benavides, a good friend from El Salvador and an international activist working on culture of peace, sustainability, inclusiveness, […]

Statement by FW de Klerk on the Death of Nelson Mandela

FW de Klerk, as Honorary Member at Education for Life NGO Resource: FW de Klerk Foundation It was with the greatest sadness that I have learned of the death of Nelson Mandela. My wife Elita and I would like to convey our deepest condolences to his wife, Graça Machel, the Mandela family and their friends, to […]

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

  Organisational History The fundamental building block for CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation was the 1991 decision of a group of civil society leaders from across the world to reinforce and support the virtual expansion of citizen participation in every region of the globe. This 20-member group, serving as a steering committee for translating […]

The Peace Process Will Not be Tweeted

 Monica Curca  email: [email protected][email protected]  website: http://peaceforsale.org/ Abstract: Of late new media and digital technologies have been instrumental in bringing about social change throughout the world. This article asks if it is possible for new media and digital technologies to also bring peace? Media and communications have a long history in being used as an instrument for […]

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