Toward Peace

by Jessie Calkins on September 21, 2014

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by Kathy Crandall Robinson, WAND Senior Public Policy Director

In the last weeks the horrors of war and terrorism in Iraq and Syria have been heartbreaking.  And what seems to be the United States marching towards another protracted war in the Middle East is appalling. On Wednesday, September 17, the House Continue →


Statement for peace 2014

by Issa Hamad Salim Al-Hewetat on September 21, 2014

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The Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama today said the time has come for all leaders of the world religions to be “more active” and “serous” in creating religious harmo

Thailand: End Crackdown on Academic Freedom

by Human Rights Watch on September 19, 2014

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GYAC-Liberia Condemn Lawmakers on Oil Blocks Sale ……….

by James Koryor on September 19, 2014

The Liberian Chapter of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network an international anti-corruption and integrity institution established by the World Bank Institute in 2009 has condemned Members of the 53rd National Legislature for the sale of additional oil blocks in the midst of a national health crisis.


According to GYAC-Liberia National Coordinator Continue →


MasterPeace sets new standards for Peace efforts worldwide.

The Unifying Concert in Amsterdam, broadcast across 4 continents, features top artists from conflict areas sending the world a message of peace.

Syrian diva Assala to be given Peace Award and confirmed to perform at Ziggo Dome.


MasterPeace, the award-winning peace movement, celebrates Continue →


Eritrea: A Missed Opportunity?

by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on September 19, 2014

In the same week that Japan sent a delegation to Eritrea, laying the groundwork for a new embassy there, the U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning about Eritrea painting a grim picture of Eritrea as an unstable and dangerous country.  As the global community continues to open to Continue →


Happy 4th Birthday PSR!

by Cameron M. Chisholm on September 19, 2014

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For 4 years, the PSR has kept the world briefed on the week's peace and security news.  You are President & CEO of your global life. It's time to be briefed like it: 


International Peace & Security Institute PEACE & SECURITY REPORT IPSI's Continue →

A Time to Grieve and a Time to Dance

by Guest Writer on September 19, 2014

Polina Andrianova and Anna Abramova of the Russian LGBTI organization “Coming Out” (« Выход ») in St Petersburg.

Polina Andrianova and Anna Abramova of the Russian LGBTI organization “Coming Out” (« Выход ») in St Petersburg.

By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International, who recently returned from St Petersburg

Ekaterina Khomenko’s throat was slit when a street cleaner found her in a car with the engine still running Continue →

300.000 signatures for Shell

By Aaron Tovo, Amnesty International USA volunteer leader and Area Coordinator (Minnesota)

I’m going to New York this weekend to make history and to make change. And I’m not the only one.

On Sunday, 100,000+ people are expected to gather in New York for the largest climate march in history.   We are Continue →


Charles Martin Shields looks at the GDELT Global Dashboard - a new tool for visualising conflict and protest events on a global scale.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Insight on Conflict is Peace Direct's online resource for local peacebuilding and human rights in conflict areas.

The Global Database of Events, Language and Continue →


GDELT Global Dashboard: Big data for conflict resolution and peacebuilding

by Charles Martin Shields on September 19, 2014


The Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT) has been gathering and databasing all the news events related to conflict and political protest dating back to 1979. GDELT continues to be fed new data through the various global news services, automatically updating every day. At the end of July Continue →