Diana Wege has been passionate about the need to incorporate conflict resolution training into the classroom. Before founding WOVEN (We Oppose Violence Everywhere Now) she established CrUSAde (Conflict Resolution for Educators in the United States of America), a foundation that focused on anti-bullying programs. Diana’s work was the focus of an article that appeared in […]
Kyoung H. Park founded Kyoung’s Pacific Beat (KPB), a peacemaking theater company, in 2011. The mission of the Brooklyn based company is to encourage a culture of peace through the production of new theater works. His most recent work is Pillowtalk, which was recently performed at The Tank in Manhattan, as part of The Exponential […]
We wanted to share this story from one of our resources, Search for Common Ground, in the quest for peace in our world: As a child, Gwendolyn Myers begged her father to take her to the airport. Not being wealthy, she’d never seen an airplane. But she’d heard about them. She had to see these things for […]
One in five children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday. Nearly three quarters of them won’t speak about it for at least a year, and almost half of them won’t speak about it for at least five. Some of them never speak. These silent scars can lead to long term effects such as […]
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 […]
The Malala Fund, founded in honor of one of Pakistan’s most recent heroes, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani student activist who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012, will work to improve access, quality and safety for girls’ learning environments in the most remote areas of Pakistan. At present, there are 3.8 million girls not attending […]
Ever wonder who’s keeping score for peace? Vision of Humanity, an initiative of the Institute for Economics and Peace. This group churns out a Global Peace Index (GPI), a fairly recent annual report measuring 162 nations’ ‘absence of violence’ and peacefulness. Based on 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators, and presented in a user-friendly, visually appealing way, the Index […]
When a crisis hits a community, response teams accelerate into full gear delivering water, food, medicine, and supplies for shelter. But after the sun sets, with no infrastructure left to light the night, life gets dark – literally.
MyWorld, a United Nations global survey developed in concert with the World Wide Web Foundation, the Overseas Development Institute, and Ipsos Mori, asks you to cast your online ‘vote’ for priorities in policies you believe would help shape a better world.
We’re thrilled to share with you the advocacy efforts of Peace Is Loud, a nonprofit organization actively supporting peaceful resolutions to conflict through documentary media, speaking events highlighting women peacebuilders, and social action peace campaigns.