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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


/ Peace, Politics

09 Jun 2015


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


/ 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

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

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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


/ 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

James Smith credit Matthew Gilley

/ 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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/ 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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/ 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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/ 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

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


/ 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

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/ 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


/ Democracy, Peace, 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, Democracy, Peace, 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


/ 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