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22 August 2020
Under 800 Words
The border between Denmark and Germany was highly politicized and when it was set, Germans found themselves in Denmark and Danes found themselves in Germany. Each country is required to offer regional schools taught i...
24 April 2020
In Colombia, the organization Humanity & Inclusion has hired women in local areas like Caquetá to help demine formerly war-torn lands. In areas with violent histories, trust is crucial, thus the hiring of local reside...
18 December 2019
El Fasher, Sudan
Cooperation and collective action work not only to mitigate the effects of climate change, they can also build bridges to peace. In El Fasher, Sudan, farmers and pastoralists along the Wadi El Ku River have come toget...
10 September 2019
Broadcast TV News
Cambodia is littered with unexploded land mines, posing a huge threat to people even decades after the conflict. In order to help locate and remove mines, a unique organization named Apopo trains rats to sniff them ou...
10 September 2019
New York, New York, United States
Brooklyn’s Red Hook Peacemaking Program, part of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, is bringing together individuals in conflict to practice restorative justice. The program accepts cases coming through various co...
24 June 2019
Following the Colombian civil war, the country enacted The Victims’ Law, which centered on providing reparations to those affected by violence and war. But since its creation, the law has only provided reparations to ...
21 June 2019
Florida, United States
The United States has continuously put resources towards fighting the war on drugs, but a recent research collaborative that resulted in a comprehensive model has shown that there is a lot to be learned from the failu...
30 April 2019
Tech2Peace, a student and volunteer-led program, is working to not only teach technology skills to youth, but is also trying to improve Israeli-Palestinian relations through conflict resolution dialogue. The idea behi...
11 April 2019
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Chattanooga’s Times Free Press convened community leaders from across the city to discuss gun violence. Beyond exploring the many forces causing gun violence, like toxic masculinity and social media, the forum provide...
9 April 2019
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Over 3000 Words
The Sri Lankan Civil War lasted from 1983 to 2009 and bitterly divided the country into two sides between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Years later in 2012, a literary program cal...
28 March 2019
A new program from London’s Royal United Services Institute takes a hyper-local approach to ending violent extremism. While many efforts across the world are focused on deradicalizing current members of extremist grou...
Eugene, Oregon, United States
The Eris Conflict Resolution life-coaching company is using conflict mediation and resolution to help those experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The company works with both stakeholders and the businesses ...
24 February 2019
Anniston, Alabama, United States
Under 800 Words
At a US Army facility in Alabama, nine robots, created by Sandia National Laboratories, was able to decommission and recycle army munitions. What has historically been a dangerous job for humans, these robots are able...
19 January 2019
Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is rife with political problems including the lack of a health system, proving problematic for a country where Ebola runs a constant risk. Despite the challenges, the Catholic Scouts Assoc...
10 January 2019
Intense and violent conflict between herders and farmers has long plagued the Nigeria's middle belt region. Community members and a humanitarian organization are taking steps to mend these complicated relationships, h...
28 December 2018
In the aftermath of the Bangladesh war for independence of 1971, the newly formed country was reeling from the result of system sexual violence perpetuated by the Pakistani military forces as well as locals; in respon...
9 December 2018
The Global Compact for Migration, the first international agreement on migration under the United Nations, affirms the human rights of migrants and refugees and notes the benefits of migration. However, the impact of ...
8 December 2018
Kartarpur, Punjab, Pakistan
For 70 years, India’s Sikhs have faced barriers to visiting one of the holiest sites in their religion, a template just three miles across the border in Pakistan. Now, the Pakistani government has announced plans to o...
6 December 2018
From War to Peace, a project through the Lutheran World Federation, is helping ex-combatants and their families in Colombia lead a new, peaceful life. Many of these families are now living in an experimental community...
30 November 2018
India's Sikhs now have visa-free access to one of their holiest sites: Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, the site where their faith’s founder is believed to have passed away. The goodwill gesture between Pakistan and I...
6 November 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Raw Tools, is a nonprofit that converts guns into garden tools. The organization was created by Michael Martin, a pastor who wanted to do something after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that resulted in t...
22 August 2018
Ultimate frisbee camps have helped Israeli and Palestinian youth learn conflict resolution skills. Because the game has no referees, players discuss disputes on the field themselves.
16 August 2018
El Paso, Texas, United States
Over 3000 Words
The Rio Grande River, which provides water to 6 million people and irrigates 2 million acres of farmland, is one of many transnational sources of water imperiled by climate change. Indeed, many states and countries th...
15 August 2018
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Over 15 Minutes
Enrolling in school can help former girl soldiers reintegrate into society. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Child Soldiers International interviewed community members and former soldiers, and then shared this...
2 August 2018
South Kordofan, Sudan
Community groups organized by the Collaborative for Peace of Sudan are pushing local male leaders to include women in conflict mediation and peace building. It may take months or even years of convincing, but minds ca...
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