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#youth4peace – Redefining Youth as Peacebuilders

There is a widespread perception that youth are trouble makers. Economists believe a large youth population to be problematic for a country. Police forces (notably in the US) distrust youth and often target youth. Youth are considered to be particularly susceptible to violent extremism. And even governments consider youth as too young and inexperienced to[…]

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Why Companies should Talk about Peace with People who Disagree with them Most

June 20 marked World Refugee Day, and the assessments of how many displaced people are suffering and living in fear serve as a reminder of the need for the proposed sustainable development goal 16. For the first time, goal 16, which seeks to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice[…]

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My MasterPeace Moment

Everyone has a story – some big, others small. A miracle that happens in your life, a wonder, to pass on. Miracles that happened, because you made them happen. Because of your work, people’s lives got impacted, whether directly or indirectly. We at Peace is Sexy and MasterPeace appreciate very much the work you do,[…]

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Bringing Peace to the DRC

Peace is Profitable Contributor Andreas Perez de Fransius writes about how peace and development are increasingly understood as linked.  As its name suggests, one of the key aims of “Peace is Profitable” is to show that peace facilitates prosperity. That does not mean that war cannot be lucrative, but that concrete steps can (and should!)[…]

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Kai Brand-Jacobsen — Supporting those Building Peace in Cyprus

In Part 2 of 2, guest contributor Vasilis Migkos interviews the co-founder of Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) and the director of its Department of Peace Operations (DPO), Kai Brand-Jacobsen who shares his experiences, emotions, thoughts and ideas about peacebuilding in Cyprus. (Read Part 1.)  Kai, as far as I know,[…]

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Allison Pytlak – Advocating for a Weapons Free World

Allison Pytlak, the Control Arms Coalition‘s Campaign Manager, discusses how she got involved in advocacy and what it’s like to do work that makes a difference.  Tell me how you got started. I have been very lucky. After I finished my undergraduate degree in International Relations, I was a bit lost and unsure of exactly what[…]

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Raise a Flag for Peace

We’d like to introduce you to The Peace Flag, a new initiative that seeks the establishment of the world’s first official flag of peace. The Peace Flag is not a new flag, but rather, any flag, rendered colorless – white on white – such that it retains its identifying markings, while symbolically merging with other colorless flags to[…]

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Clive Jachnik – From the Navy to Peacebuilding… and Painting

Tell me how you got started. Growing up in a military family I was fascinated by the Cold War as a child and, following a circuitous route, eventually ended up as a Naval Officer in the British Royal Navy which is where I developed an understanding of defense politics and international relations.  As a boy, I used[…]

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International Day of Peace – September 21

The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. “Peace Day” provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982. In 2002 the General Assembly[…]