A Reflection on War and Peace for International Peace Day

. Prof. Dr. Greg Simons Institutional Filiation: Uppsala University, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies e-mail: [email protected]  . This is intended as a reflection on peace, its cultivation and its greater significance. International Peace Day, which is celebrated on the 21st of September each year, is a highly symbolic and value rich event. In […]

Refugees: the Dreamed Return

Ruth Marjalizo Refugees Section Manager [email protected] Spanish Version World Refugee Day: The Hidden Truth of Refugees from Global Education Magazine on Vimeo. Refugee is a term increasingly used in everyday language. The civil war in Syria is a major current example, but that definition is not new, as refugees have existed throughout the last century. […]

Why is the Destruction of Women, as Women, a Reality, But Absent in International law?

Kali Goldstone Human Rights/Refugee Lawyer e-mail: [email protected] . Abstract: Gender persecution is “aggression against and exploitation of women, because [they] are women, systemically and systematically.” Even though women can be abused similarly to the ways in which men are abused, women are also violated in specific ways in which men are not. Women are routinely violated every […]

Interview with “Mama” Hawa Aden Mohamed, 2012 Nansen Refugee Award

Resource: 2012 UNHCR/F.Juez Javier Collado Ruano: Dear readers, it is a big pleasure present Ms. “Mama” Hawa Aden Mohamed: a Somali humanitarian, educator and women´s rights advocate which won the 2012 Nansen Refugee Award. Ms. “Mama” Hawa is a big activist which solidarity showed us many valuable lessons in peacebuilding activism. السلام عليكم(Salaam Aleikum) Ms. “Mama” Hawa, thank you very much for accepting our invitation in […]

Peacebuilding and Trauma Trasformation. Is sustainable peacebuilding possible without addressing and transforming trauma?

Cvijeta Novakovic Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Specialist in Bosnia and Herzegovina [email protected] Abstract: The role of past in lives of people is significant: according to an ancient philosophy, people walk in front of the past, while the unknown future stays  behind of them. Hard experiences of conflict, war and trauma have inevitable and negative impact […]

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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