In June, Mohammed registered her own NGO to help young people and women whose family members have been taken, whether abducted, recruited, or killed (c) Caelainn Hogan Al Jazeera]

/ Peace, Positive People

23 Nov 2015


Hafsat Mohammed went into schools and markets, organised a conference and set up her own NGO in her mission to tackle extremist narratives

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/ Conservation, Democracy, Environment

16 Oct 2015


For the past three years, Greenpeace Brazil has been collecting signatures in support of a bill to establish a zero deforestation law in the country. As a result, the group were able to present draft legislation to the Brazilian congress last week

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/ Politics, Positive Perspective

15 Sep 2015


Desperate people are still arriving on Europe’s borders and on its shores, as they have been for months and years. But now the public’s reaction is changing, says Hannah Jones

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/ Community, Peace

08 Sep 2015


Rosie Strickland joined a Critical Mass mission to donate bikes to refugees in the notorious ‘Jungle’ at Calais – this is what she found


/ Community, Justice

14 Jul 2015


An inspiring collection of tales depicting the self-determination inherent in garment factory workers, who are not just asking for change, but making it happen

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/ Democracy, Peace

29 Jun 2015


With the rise of Isis in the Middle East, what do pacifists make of the situation? Should foreign governments stop their force, or is such activity necessary for future peace? Feminist researcher and writer Cynthia Cockburn considers the dilemma

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/ Democracy

12 Jun 2015


Both Iran and Saudi Arabia are moving towards relaxing some of the strict laws on women's freedom, which are prevalent throughout much of the Middle East


/ Peace, Politics

09 Jun 2015


Fighting militant groups in the Central African Republic have agreed to a peace deal

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/ Arts, Peace, Positive Perspective

05 Jun 2015


There is still little documentation of how art creates social and personal change. We must develop this language, argues Charlotte Onslow


/ Culture, Politics, Positive Perspective

01 Jun 2015


As US-Cuba relations begin to be restored, a new musical education programme aims to show what the world can learn about sustainability and self-sufficiency from the small island state. Project organiser and researcher Denise Baden explains


/ Democracy, Politics, Positive Perspective

07 May 2015


Poverty is not inevitable, says Common Cause director Karen Snow. Either we remain indifferent, or we do something to help those below the line help themselves

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/ Community, Democracy

02 May 2015


Politics can be a divisive subject. But rather than arguing about our differences before the election, an event called Turn Up and Hold Hands is inviting people to take a moment to celebrate what unites us as human beings. Organiser Samantha Moyo explains

MyMP press launch @ Crowdshed (c) Alex Brenner, please credit (_D3C8892)

/ Democracy, Politics

01 May 2015


A new campaign sees election candidates from all parties – and none – making a committed effort to changing the political playing field in favour of those who rely on it the most: the public


/ New Economics, Politics, Positive Perspective

23 Apr 2015


Could society move beyond the rhetoric of 'strivers' and 'skivers' and be rebuilt around understanding and compassion? The effects would be revolutionary, argues Elena Blackmore


/ #OwnTheMedia, Peace, Positive People

17 Apr 2015


Peace activist Arun Gandhi reflects on the enduring wisdom of his grandfather, the Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi

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/ Democracy, Politics, Positive Perspective

16 Apr 2015


There is an ‘unheard third’ of the UK who choose not to vote in general elections. But, argues Simon Pardoe, by turning up at the polls, even to vote 'none', they could help change the system that they seem so dissatisfied with


/ Justice

15 Apr 2015


The process of restorative justice – where offenders and victims meet in a safe, guided environment – is helping reduce crime and giving victims a chance to move on with their lives


/ Democracy, Politics, Technology

13 Apr 2015


As we approach May’s general election, Mollie Malone, representative for youth-facing organisation Stand Up Be Counted, asks if politicians are doing enough to engage young voters

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/ Peace, Positive Perspective

10 Apr 2015


Peace is no longer a utopian ideal, says Peace in the City director Ella Matheson, who explores the idea of a government department focused solely on promoting peace and harmony


/ Peace

09 Apr 2015


Iran has agreed to significantly curtail its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions, following international negotiations