This week, along with the United Nations and a host of other organizations worldwide, we celebrate the International Day of Peace. To mark the day, the Institute for Economics & Peace will be releasing SDG16 Progress Report. SDG16 or the ‘peace goal’ as it is commonly referred to, is a major achievement of the international […]
Our resource partner, the International Peace Institute, IPI, has an extensive webpage of all of their events taking place this week during the high-level week of the UNGA. Many of these events will be on-the-record and live streamed.
January 1, 2017 was the fiftieth World Day of Peace and Pope Francis celebrated with an invitation. His talk, “Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace” not only wished peace upon every person on earth but also invited us to make active nonviolence our way of life. Through this program he challenges political and religious […]
“To have Donald Trump, a leading presidential candidate, advocate punching someone who opposes his political views is clearly a message in contradiction to WOVEN’s vision of “Peace on Earth.”
The New York Center for Children has been chosen as the sole US beneficiary of the Polished Man Campaign. The Polished Man Campaign aims to raise awareness and fundraising by encouraging men to paint one fingernail from October 1st through the 15th. By painting one fingernail, they represent the one in five children who experience […]
When sixteen year old Muzon Almellehan fled Syria with her family to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, worrying that her familywould marry her off as a child to a complete stranger was the least of her concerns. Yet shortly after fleeing Syria and resettling with her family at the camp, she noticed a steady decline […]
Who knew weight loss groups and peace efforts belonged in the same room? In a New York interview with Salon.com, filmmaker of “A Slim Peace” and founder of the nonprofit born from the film’s success, Slim Peace Group, Yael Luttwak describes her reasons for initiating a women’s-only weight loss group in Jerusalem comprised of Bedouin […]
When Rwandan drummer and playwright, Odile Gakire Katese met Jennie Dundas, co-founder and co-owner of Blue Marble Ice Cream at a workshop at the Sundance Institute, her social justice dream was born based on an unlikely product we can all feel pretty good about: ice cream. Odile had a vision to empower her all-women drumming […]