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21.03.2021

Hibakusha- Japan’s peaceful warriors awarded a Peace Prize

Hibakusha- Japan’s peaceful warriors awarded a Peace Prize

The International Peace Bureau, IPB awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize to the Japanese organization HIDANKYO who launched the International Signature Campaign in Support of the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. The award ceremony was held online on March 17, 2021. HIDANKYO was awarded the… »

21.03.2021

When the Stars Descend from the Heavens

When the Stars Descend from the Heavens

POEM             Each day that comes into our lives Brings some beauty and some sorrows too.   With the sun in its sky And the ground beneath our feet   There, we go on With our lives, day by day.   Then the night falls… »

19.03.2021

Top PH plastic polluters revealed: Green groups renew call to ban SUPs

Top PH plastic polluters revealed: Green groups renew call to ban SUPs

19 March 2021 – Members of the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement today renewed the call for the government to impose a nationwide ban on single-use plastics to mandate corporations to end dependence on single-use plastics. The call came following the release of the Philippine version of the 2020 Brand Audit Report [1],… »

17.03.2021

India Should Hold the Line on Myanmar

India Should Hold the Line on Myanmar

A chaotic situation in Myanmar ensuing from the geopolitical struggle would have serious consequences for the security of India’s North Eastern region. The Indian government has done the right thing by sending an advisory to the four northeastern states — Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh — to be… »

16.03.2021

The military coup in Burma: An Interview with Mr. Elaisa Vahnie

The military coup in Burma: An Interview with Mr. Elaisa Vahnie

by Pressenza journalist Perfecto Caparas. Mr. Vahnie serves as the Executive Director of the Burmese American Community Institute (BACI), a leading voice and advocate for democracy and development in Myanmar. He holds a Master’s of Public Affairs (MPA) degree from Indiana University Bloomington where he did a dual specialization in Comparative… »

15.03.2021

Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration Through Eastern Economic Forum

Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration Through Eastern Economic Forum

By Kester Kenn Klomegah The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) will host the 6th edition of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) on September 2-4 in Vladivostok, that is expected to bring together corporate business directors and investors from the Asian-Pacific region and the Far East region of Russia. Roscongress Foundation,… »

14.03.2021

Filipino Environmental Advocates’ Plea: Stop Activist Killings

Filipino Environmental Advocates’ Plea: Stop Activist Killings

14 March 2021, Quezon City. Responding to the brutal killings of nine activists last March 7, environmental advocates pressed the government to ensure that the lives and liberties of those peacefully exercising their constitutionally-guaranteed rights are upheld and protected. “As the fight for Mother Earth is a fight for her… »

14.03.2021

Morn Re-born

Morn Re-born

POEM           by Erlie A. Lopez Morn Re-born   No screech no gnash no scuffles of the daily rush, instead, tweets and rustles on the summer breeze.   I breathe deep and dreamily hum a nymph’s song from a Keatsian time, eyes still closed… »

14.03.2021

Preventing “Cultural Catastrophe” in the pandemic: A Cultural Rights Approach

Preventing “Cultural Catastrophe” in the pandemic: A Cultural Rights Approach

CULTURAL ONLINE EVENT Recently, I attended an online event that tackled the topic of cultural rights across the world affected by a pandemic that has brought on a “cultural catastrophe”. According to the UN special rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, “Cultural rights are fundamental for the respect of… »

14.03.2021

TENGAW, OB-OBBO, LUMDANG, AND BEGNAS: Northern Kankanaey Cultural Rites for Well-being and Solidarity

TENGAW, OB-OBBO, LUMDANG, AND BEGNAS: Northern Kankanaey Cultural Rites for Well-being and Solidarity

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S CULTURE         by Genevieve Balance Kupang Resolved with the belief that mutual understanding, ecumenical, inter-religious and [intercultural] dialogue constitute an important dimension of a culture of peace, a special gathering was held at Bauko Catholic School, the culmination of the 2020 “Year of Ecumenism,… »

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