Category Archives: Africa

Malala’s UN address: Education for all is the only solution

Malala Yousafzai marked her 16th birthday, on Friday, 12 July 2013 at the United Nations, by giving her first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of education. Malala became a public figure when she was shot by the Taliban … Continue reading

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“Women Count” Security Council Resolution 1325: Civil Society Monitoring Report 2012

The Global Network of women Peacebuilders (GNWP), a program partner of the International Civil society Action Network (ICAN), is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, West Asia, Latin … Continue reading

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From Ignorance To Inclusion: Gender-Responsive Climate Adaptation in the Middle East And North Africa Region

Gender Action and the Heinrich Böll Foundation‘s newly released report exposes women’s persistent marginalization from climate adaptation projects. Across the MENA region, where women already suffer from social and political exclusion, climate change is expected to further exacerbate existing gender … Continue reading

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“We Need The Voices of African Women” – Conversations with inspirational African women

Theo Sowa is Chief Executive Officer of the African Women’s Development Fund. In her TEDxChange talk, Theo Sowa talks about African voices and representation in conversations of international health and poverty issues. Theo argues that if we truly want to see … Continue reading

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Remembering Howard Wolpe and looking ahead for the future of Burundi

On October 25th, 2011, Howard Wolpe passed away. For those who did not have a chance to know him, I can tell you he was and still is the source of inspiration for many peacebuilders and practitioners, in Africa, in … Continue reading

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Fragile Island of Peace: How an African nation moved beyond violence

Discover the trailer of this documentary that presents the transformative peacebuilding process Burundi’s leaders went through that changed them and changed the nation — how it happened, what worked, what lessons can we learn from it. Presented by the Wilson Center … Continue reading

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Peace Education in Fragile States: A Hope for the Future

Here is a new post in Africa Up Close about school-based peace education in Burundi and the latest developement in the field of peace education:

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