Peace Education

Della has been teaching secondary and adult education for over 20 years. She holds a BS in Sociology, MEd in Reading, and is ABD on the MComm in Storytelling.

In this lesson, we’ll discuss why peace education is more important now than it has ever been. We’ll also look at the ten primary objectives covered in a peace education program.

Peace Education: Importance

Strategies for achieving peace fall under three basic categories: peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peacebuilding. Peacekeepinggenerally involves police or military action and strives to achieve peace through strength and force. Peacemaking involves communication skills like conflict resolution and mediation strategies for interacting non-violently with others. Both of these categories are reactive approaches that kick in after a violent incident has occurred. Peacebuilding, on the other hand, is a more proactive approach that uses peace education as a means of creating a more stable and peaceful culture, thereby preventing violent incidents from occurring. Peace education is critical to creating a culture that reduces the need for peacemaking and peacekeeping by developing a comprehensive program that teaches people how to interact with others and avoid unnecessary aggression. Let’s look at the objectives typically found in peace education. Read more

29 Nov, Yugoslavia:Day of the Republic

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFR Yugoslavia or SFRY) was a country located in Central and Southeastern Europe that existed from its foundation in the aftermath of World War II until its dissolution in 1992 amid the Yugoslav Wars. Covering an area of 255,804 km² (98,766 sq mi), the SFRY was bordered by Italy to the west, Austria and Hungary to the north, Bulgaria and Romania to the east, and Albania and Greece to the south. Read more

Making Mediation: Peace Processes Work

Making Mediation & Peace Processes Work: Peacemaking in Deeply Divided Societies and Challenging Conflicts is a unique three-day Advanced Professional Training designed for governments, UN agencies and missions, and national and international organisations working with mediation, negotiations, dialogue processes (from community to national and inter-party levels), peacemaking, and peace processes. The programme is intended for expert mediators and parties to mediation and negotiation processes seeking to identify measures to strengthen and improve their processes. Read more

BIH Marks Dayton Anniversary

23 years ago, Bosnia’s wartime President Alija Izetbegovic, Croatia’s Franjo Tudjman and Yugoslavia’s Slobodan Milosevic put their initials on the Dayton Peace Agreement, which ended the 1992-1995 war in the country.

“This is not a just peace, but it is more just than a continuation of the war. In this situation, and in this world as it is, a better peace could not have been reached,” Izetbegovic said following the ceremony of the signing of this Agreement on December 14, 1995, in the Palace of Versailles in Paris. Read more

70th Anniversary of the UDHR

We celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the UDHR and the commitment from Civil Society, in this important moment of history, when challenges of Human Rights keep arising day after day, a key tool for peace keeps being extremely unknown to general population and even civil servants from member states, impeding in this way its logical application even in the daily day life. Read more

Celebration of Women’s Bodies

As a child, I remember asking my mum where babies came from. Whatever she said left me with the distinct impression that it involved her eating some sort of magic egg. Later, after my sister was born, I drew a picture of a woman in a delightfully patterned dress, beaming as a baby popped down from between her legs. The “labour” of labour had clearly not been made known to me. The whole affair was shrouded in mystery. Read more

CALL FOR 50 IDEAS FOR EUROPE

Through this call the young people can share their insights, knowledge and practice on different aspects of their lives and offer solutions or ideas that can help to overcome challenges that they are facing by engaging together.

The Call will be implemented during November 2018 – April 2019 and selected winners will have the opportunity to continue participation on different events for further development of their ideas during 2019 and 2020. Read more

EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission solemnly proclaim the following text as the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

The peoples of Europe, in creating an ever closer union among them, are resolved to share a peaceful future based on common values. Read more