Nonviolence

22.10.2014

The creative force of nonviolence: interview with the directors of “Everyday Rebellion”

The creative force of nonviolence: interview with the directors of “Everyday Rebellion”

Everyday Rebellion is a documentary about creative forms of nonviolent protest all over the world. We talk about it with Arman and Arash Rihai, who directed it. How did you get the idea of a film about nonviolent movements? The initial moment when… »

22.10.2014

Notes about the ‘look’ of Pressenza

Notes about the ‘look’ of Pressenza

Peace is the absence of war, it is coexistence without conflict, but we can’t just limit nonviolence to the absence of violence.  Even if it is an end that we want to achieve, nonviolence is, above all, a resistance to all forms of violence.  Therefore, translated to the field of… »

20.10.2014

Turning fear into power — an interview with unarmed peacekeeper Linda Sartor

Turning fear into power — an interview with unarmed peacekeeper Linda Sartor

Stephanie Van Hook for Waging Nonviolence Linda Sartor is not afraid to die. Dedicated to nonviolence, she spent 10 years after September 11, 2001 traveling to conflict zones throughout the world as an unarmed peacekeeper, with roles ranging from protective accompaniment to… »

19.10.2014

Syria — Life Through a Lens: Photography Workshop Helps Young Refugees See Their World with Fresh Eyes

Syria — Life Through a Lens: Photography Workshop Helps Young Refugees See Their World with Fresh Eyes

  Human Wrongs Watch In Syria, they witnessed humanity at its worst. Now, through photography, young refugees look at their world with fresh eyes. Written by Charlie Dunmore, Friday 17 October 2014 (UNHCR)*  More than half of the 3 million people driven into exile by the conflict in Syria are children. »

18.10.2014

Children want the elimination of violence to be a priority in the post 2015 development agenda

Children want the elimination of violence to be a priority in the post 2015  development agenda

SRSG launches review of consultations with children across regions. http://srsg.violenceagainstchildren.orgMore than 800.000 children were involved in the numerous consultations held across the world on the future sustainable development goals. The report just launched by SRSG Santos Pais in New York captures the richness of children’s opinions and… »

16.10.2014

The greatest coping strategy is helping others — a conversation with Liberian activist B. Abel Learwellie

The greatest coping strategy is helping others — a conversation with Liberian activist B. Abel Learwellie

By Bryan Farrell for Waging Nonviolence Liberian human rights activist B. Abel Learwellie has seen more death and destruction than any person should have to endure. He’s lived through two civil wars, during which he lost family members, witnessed brutal killings, and was… »

13.10.2014

“Alarming Number of Girls Assaulted, Beaten, Raped, Mutilated and Even Murdered”

“Alarming Number of Girls Assaulted, Beaten, Raped, Mutilated and Even Murdered”

  Human Wrongs Watch An estimated 70 million girls aged 15 to 19 report being victims of some form of physical violence while around 120 million girls under the age of 20 have experienced forced intercourse or other forced sexual acts, while 70 per cent of girls aged… »

12.10.2014

Addressing domestic violence — together

Victoria Law Given that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’ve been thinking about ways in which friends, loved ones and other community members have helped support survivors in their circles. If 75 women are abused every hour, readers most likely know at… »

08.10.2014

Hong Kong Students Set Date for Talks with Government over Pro-Democracy Demands

In Hong Kong, student protesters have agreed to begin talks with government officials on Friday after more than a week of pro-democracy demonstrations. Tens of thousands have flooded the streets in opposition to China’s plan to select candidates for Hong Kong’s 2017 elections. The protests have wound down in recent… »

07.10.2014

Instead of bombing ISIS

Instead of bombing ISIS

  This two-part article offers a pro-peace perspective on the present war on ISIS in Iraq and Syria. First some principles to stimulate another discourse, another way of thinking that is not militarist – and then some concrete proposals – 27 in all for your deliberation, discussion with friends and… »

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