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/ Arts, Peace, Positive People

30 Mar 2015

 

Stone Flowers – a musical group comprised of war and torture survivors – is releasing its new album Ngunda, proving that something beautiful can come out of unimaginable violence

 
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/ Democracy, Politics, Technology

27 Mar 2015

 

Democracy is arguably out of step with the way the world communicates. Could open source software and a so-called parliamentary ‘cyber chamber’ help address this disconnect?

 
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/ Community, Peace

26 Mar 2015

 

A project is fostering cooperation and trust among Palestinians and Israelis in the olive oil industry

 
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/ Peace

24 Mar 2015

 

Peace talks in Colombia saved 5,000 people from being killed or injured last year, according to a report by a local thinktank

 
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/ Politics

20 Mar 2015

 

For the first time in decades, a grassroots organisation in Spain has the potential to unseat the country’s major political parties. Could this herald the beginning of a Europe-wide political revolution?

 
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/ Community, Peace

09 Mar 2015

 

Against a backdrop of hatred and antisemitism, a new wave of activism born of tolerance and solidarity is gaining traction

 
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/ Peace, Positive People

05 Mar 2015

 

International peacemaker and founder of the Centre for Nonviolent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg passed away last month. Daren De Witt recounts his remarkable life and how he helped spread Nonviolent Communication throughout the world

 
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/ Democracy, Politics

02 Mar 2015

 

Vote for Policies, an online service that allows people to see which party their views most align with, has launched its 2015 edition ahead of the general election in May. The site aims to engage with five million voters before polls are cast

 
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/ Democracy, Politics, Technology

26 Feb 2015

 

A smart scientific method of voting observation, Quick Count, is being used in Nigeria to weed out corruption ahead of the country’s controversial elections. Aamna Mohdin talks to the group playing a vital role in monitoring due process

 
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/ Body & Mind, Democracy, Wellbeing

24 Feb 2015

 

Abortion legislation in some parts of the world may be relaxed to provide women with more rights and better healthcare

 
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/ Peace, Positive Perspective

02 Feb 2015

 

The UK government spends £37bn on the arms industry every year. What if that was invested in green energy instead, asks Andrew Smith

 
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/ Community, Democracy

26 Jan 2015

 

A post-Soviet generation of feminists is working to transform society through a mix of personal and political action

 
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/ Democracy, Peace, Technology

15 Jan 2015

 

Computers have long been used to identify potential areas of conflict, but a new model being used in Liberia means that violence can now be predicted on a grassroots level

 
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/ Democracy, Positive Perspective

10 Dec 2014

 

David Cameron has imposed strict blanket measures on the growing number of British jihadis that want to return to the UK, but is this the most effective way of dealing with a potentially dangerous problem?

 
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/ Community, Justice, Positive People

05 Dec 2014

 

Technology, and the role of people who have lived through slavery, are offering hope in the fight against human trafficking. We speak to some of those on the frontline

 
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/ Democracy

01 Dec 2014

 

Estonia has become the first former Soviet country to legalise gay marriage

 
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/ Democracy

27 Nov 2014

 

A growing number of western-European countries are calling for Palestine to be recognised as a state and Sweden is leading the way

 
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/ Democracy, Peace, Positive People

17 Nov 2014

 

As Syria struggles under the weight of ongoing conflict, teams of ordinary citizens are staying to help people where others have fled – and saving lives in the process

 
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/ Community, Democracy, Peace, Politics, Sustainable Development

14 Nov 2014

 

Permaculture is often associated with agriculture, but now a global network of environmentalists, development professionals and entrepreneurs aims to combine the power of human connections with sustainable design to help rebuild the war-torn Gaza Strip

 
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/ Democracy

28 Oct 2014

 

It's hoped that improved support for victims will lead to a greater number of convictions