Category Archives: Peace Education

Life skills taught in school vital to reduce risk of HIV and AIDS

Originally posted on World Education Blog:
Only 7% of school children in E & S Africa have desired level of knowledge on HIV and AIDS On World AIDS Day, new research conducted for the Global Monitoring Report  ‘Youth and Skills:…

Posted in Child Protection, Education, Gender Based Violence, Girls' Education, International Development, Peace Education

Pedagogies for Peace in Post-Conflict and Fragile States

The United States Institute for Peace (USIP) recently hosted an important discussion around Pedagogies for Peace in Post-Conflict and Fragile States. If you were not able to attend, the video of this event is available on USIP’s website and here: What kind … Continue reading

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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than  US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries. In ten countries, funds will be used … 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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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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“Conflicts are one of the biggest barriers to Education for All” – Education For All Global Monitoring Report

The devastating effect conflicts have on education was the focus of UNESCO‘s 2011 Education For All Global Monitoring Report. The 2012 EFA GMR Report “Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work” will be officially launched on October 16, 2012. Here is … Continue reading

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launches UN’s Education First Initiative

On September 26, 2012, in the margins of the 67th session of the U.N.  General Assembly, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon officially launched U.N.’s Education First initiative. The U.N. Secretary-General secured over US$1.5 billion in commitments for this initiative. The main … Continue reading

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