Peace & Democracy

 
High-level Meeting on Disability and Development
 

/ Politics

10 Sep 2014

 

A quiet gender revolution in Namibian politics is underway following a commitment to a gender equal parliament and a 'zebra' system that aims to create a male-female balance for ministerial roles

 
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/ Peace & Democracy, Politics, Wellbeing

05 Sep 2014

 

With Ireland in first place, a new index has been created to measure the good that countries do for the rest of the world. Ben Whitford meets its founder, Simon Anholt, and finds out how it could encourage more altruistic and socially positive government policies

 
(c) Flickr member Christopher
 

/ Peace & Democracy

01 Sep 2014

 

A new law has come into effect making it a criminal offence to force people into marriage, with those found guilty facing a possible seven years in jail

 
1 (c) Phalinn Ooi
 

/ Community, Health, Innovation, Politics, Sustainable Development

28 Aug 2014

 

Since 1948 the NHS has provided publicly-funded healthcare based on equality. But with continuing funding cuts and privatisation threatening the service we ask a group of experts how it can have a secure long-term future that best serves the public

 
(c) Flickr member young shanahan
 

/ Community, Peace

22 Aug 2014

 

The Egyptian Alliance for Minorities, including Arab and Jewish members as well as other religious, ethnic and political groups, united in solidarity for a Ramadan meal at a synagogue in Egypt’s capital as violence erupted in nearby Gaza

 
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/ Peace, Peace & Democracy, Politics, Positive Perspective

20 Aug 2014

 

The role of the Arab league and the US, and the lessons that can be learned from the Northern Ireland peace process, are key to reaching peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians, says Vijay Mehta

 
Yehuda Shaul, one of the founds of Breaking the Silence (c) Flickr member Trocaire
 

/ Community, Peace, Peace & Democracy, Politics

20 Aug 2014

 

Anna Behrmann talks to grassroots groups protesting for peace in Israel and the Palestinian territories, and discovers their defiant commitment to their cause, despite intimidation and the continuing crisis in the region

 
Berlin, house of one, place of worship
 

/ Community, Peace

04 Aug 2014

 

A new house of worship, which founders hope will promote interfaith understanding, is to be built in the heart of Berlin

 

Forgiveness not vengeance shown to Iranian murderer

 
 

/ Justice, Peace & Democracy

17 Jun 2014

 

The execution of an Iranian murderer was halted when his victim’s mother spared him, with his neck already in the noose

 
Basque Country, Euskera, Eta, Chris Maccabe, IVC, peace, International verification committee, Spain,
 

/ Peace, Peace & Democracy

13 Jun 2014

 

Following the announcement of Basque separatist group Eta’s intention to disarm, Nicola Slawson examines the opportunity and challenges facing the delicate peace process ahead

 
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/ Politics

28 May 2014

 

Sushil Koirala has surprised leaders by rebuffing his family’s inheritance in favour of a simpler way of life

 
Press Conf IPU and UN Women
 

/ Politics

10 Apr 2014

 

A growing number of women in parliament indicate an encouraging trend towards equality

 
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/ Justice, Peace & Democracy

01 Apr 2014

 

Brazil’s police and military have begun evicting illegal ranchers and loggers from land belonging to the Awá, one of the world’s most endangered tribes

 
Tunisian President Marzouki gestures after signing the country's new constitution in Tunis
 

/ Politics

05 Mar 2014

 

Significant advances for women are among a catalogue of new rights for citizens, in what is being widely received as the most progressive constitution in the Arab world

 
Abandoned ship used by migrants in Lampedusa
 

/ Peace & Democracy

10 Feb 2014

 

After 300 Eritrean asylum seekers lost their lives in a disaster at sea, a group of individuals came together to create a pact that aims to change the way we think about migration

 
Final march/manifestation finale, Genève 2010
 

/ Justice, Peace & Democracy

17 Dec 2013

 

Global efforts to abolish the death penalty are making strong headway with just 1 in 10 countries conducting executions last year, according to Amnesty International

 
(c) Flickr member communitiesuk LOWRES
 

/ Peace & Democracy

02 Dec 2013

 

80% of countries around the world have increased gender equality since 2006

 
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, / Peace, Peace & Democracy, Politics

27 Nov 2013

 

Iran has agreed to temporarily suspend its nuclear programme in exchange for the relaxation of sanctions, which could boost its stagnant economy by $7bn

 
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/ Peace & Democracy

26 Nov 2013

 

A new UN resolution means women will be given greater consultation during peace talks and calls for funding to promote women’s leadership

 
Waris Dirie speaking at the launch (c) Krankenhaus Waldfriede
 

/ Health, Justice

15 Nov 2013

 

Somali-born activist and former model Waris Dirie launches pioneering new centre in Berlin