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18.12.2017

Chile: Human Rights Day in Villa Grimaldi

Chile: Human Rights Day in Villa Grimaldi

by Dalia Chiu It’s not the first time I’ve crossed the gate of the Villa Grimaldi Peace Park. The afternoon is hot and the park is a cool oasis of native trees, cinnamon, patagua, araucaria and the old ombú, that strange half-grass tree that grows in front of and a… »

16.12.2017

ICAN in Oslo

ICAN in Oslo

Last weekend, ICAN were in Oslo to collect their Nobel Peace Prize.  Ralf Schlesener took photos for Pressenza and ICAN at events and behind the scenes at the various activities that took place.  We present a selection of his work here. More of Ralf’s photos can be found… »

05.12.2017

The Second World March for Peace and Nonviolence

The Second World March for Peace and Nonviolence

This is the continuation of the first part of this article. The panel on Participative democracy, technology and collective intelligence was moderated by the system engineer Carlos Rossique[i] who questioned the possible and desirable levels of democracy for the 21st century from the point of… »

21.11.2017

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence to start in 2019

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence to start in 2019

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence was announced during the Conference for Nonviolence that took place between the 15th and 18th of November in Madrid, Spain.  It is scheduled to start on the 2nd of October 2019 (International Nonviolence Day) and end on the 8th of March 2020… »

09.11.2017

Eyes on Bonn: COP23 and Germany’s biggest anti-coal demonstration

Eyes on Bonn: COP23 and Germany’s biggest anti-coal demonstration

Last Saturday around 25,000 people marched peacefully in the streets of Bonn in a colourful demonstration in order to demand the German government to stick to the Paris agreement and to phase out coal. It was the biggest anti-coal-demonstration in Germany so far and was supported by a broad coalition… »

08.11.2017

Rohingya Refugees at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Rohingya Refugees at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Yesterday, Mohammad Nazrul Islam, a humanist friend from Bangladesh, and country representative of The Community for Human Development currently developing volunteer educational and livelihood initiatives in the seaside district of Cox’s Bazaar, sent me some pictures of the Rohingya refugees who have made their way to this region. »

30.10.2017

6th Nonviolent Initiatives Fair in Quito, Ecuador.

6th Nonviolent Initiatives Fair in Quito, Ecuador.

On Saturday, 28th of October, more than 25 organisations and collectives developing projects and actions to overcome violence and discrimination, contributing to the construction of a culture of peace, took part in the 6th Nonviolent Initiatives Fair, the final act of “Nonviolent October“, in Carolina Park, Quito. »

25.10.2017

Fisher Folk Children get Free Education at Humanist School in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Fisher Folk Children get Free Education at Humanist School in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. With the longest unbroken stretch of sandy beach in the world, Cox’s Bazar is Bangladesh’s most popular tourist spot. Located by the Bay of Bengal, Bangladeshis and foreigners flock to Cox’s Bazar to enjoy the golden sand, surf waves and majestic cliffs, see colorful pagodas,… »

23.10.2017

Huge march in Berlin “against hatred and racism”

Huge march in Berlin “against hatred and racism”

A huge march took place on Sunday in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin to protest against hatred and racism in Parliament, while the recently elected legislators of the nationalist and anti-immigrant party, Alternative For Germany, prepare to take up their seats. The new parliament will have its… »

22.10.2017

Demonstration for the liberation of Cuixart and Sànchez, dignity in front of totalitarianism

Demonstration for the liberation of Cuixart and Sànchez, dignity in front of totalitarianism

By Enric Feliu, Images by Esperanza Fernándes, Daniel Cruz and Krystyna Schreiber “The streets will always be ours”. This is the slogan that resonated on Paseo de Gracia [Barcelona] this afternoon, from the throats of hundreds of… »

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