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Rethinking Pacifism Conference, Home, National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand. Wednesday 22 - Friday 24 November, 2017, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand About the ConferenceKeynote speakersProgrammeAbstractsRegistration What can a new engagement with pacifism offer in the face of global challenges?

Rethinking Pacifism Conference, Home, National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand

For the greater part of the past century, pacifism has occupied a marginal place in international relations scholarship, politics, activism, media, and the wider society. Pacifism is rarely used as the basis for normative theorising about the use of force, and is rarely drawn upon as an important source for thinking about resistance, revolution, security, counterterrorism, peacebuilding, national defence planning, humanitarian intervention, political institutions, and the like. . ^ Top of Page. Learning to Scale Up Restorative Justice. Kerry Clamp’s final chapter of her new volume, Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings , is about a transformative vision for restorative justice as a response to mass victimisation.

Learning to Scale Up Restorative Justice

One way I have argued for transitional justice to become more transformative is for it to become less transitional. In her recent writing, Kerry Clamp has also questioned quick closure as a transitional justice objective. Accord Insight 3 reconciliation WEB 1. EyeWitness to Atrocities: una aplicación para denunciar crímenes de guerra. Recientemente os hablábamos de la importancia del periodismo ciudadano en conflictos armados especialmente violentos como puede ser el sirio.

EyeWitness to Atrocities: una aplicación para denunciar crímenes de guerra

Testigos presenciales armados con sus teléfonos móviles se han convertido en nuevos observadores de una realidad silenciada o inaccesible para la mayor parte de los medios de comunicación profesionales. Los ciudadanos se han convertido en una fuente de información especialmente relevante para documentar y denunciar la violación de derechos humanos en el mundo. EyeWitness to Atrocities, (), es una aplicación creada para denunciar crímenes de guerra y conseguir que sus responsable sean enjuiciados y sus crímenes se den a conocer por una población global. Una Hakika. Le consociation : un modèle de partage du pouvoir en post-conflit. Les sociétés en post-conflit ont des besoins considérables et urgents en matière de réconciliation.

Le consociation : un modèle de partage du pouvoir en post-conflit

Le partage du pouvoir constitue le signe fort d’un engagement dans ce sens. Dans la mesure où les conflits peuvent de façon quasiment récurrente être analysés comme une compétition pour le pouvoir, la transformation du conflit passe par le partage de celui-ci. La consociation est une proposition politique qui, si elle apporte des solutions théoriques, sa mise en œuvre n’est pas toujours aisée et elle n’est pas sans poser certains problèmes. I. Une proposition politique Ce modèle de partage du pouvoir a été conceptualisé dans les années 60 ; il a ensuite été appliqué dans plusieurs pays du monde pour résoudre leur conflit (Irlande, Liban, Afrique du Sud, Bosnie-Herzégovine notamment). Dans les sociétés très diversifiées – ethniquement, culturellement, socialement – les institutions étatiques doivent être le reflet de cette diversité et la règle de la majorité n’est pas adaptée pour cela.

Aukera. Est credere. Microsoft's Collective Project wants students to change the world. Microsoft’s Office team has recently launched a new initiative called the Collective Project, which aims to empower students and change the world.

Microsoft's Collective Project wants students to change the world

Via the Collective Project, students around the US, and eventually the world, are encouraged to think outside the box and dream up new devices, new projects and new approaches to help their community. Microsoft then helps them with software and guidance to make their projects happen. Microsoft has recently focused and highlighted how science, technology and the company’s own products help real people achieve more. Everything from the company’s Super Bowl ads to their forward-facing “Future Vision” videos, is centered around this message and this campaign does the same. The first one of these project that the Office team has decided to highlight pertains to 3D printed prosthetic arms and hand, that are a lot cheaper than traditional prosthetics. Prosthetic arm, prosthetic hand, prosthetist, bionic arm, advanced arm, artificial arm, arm amputee, artificial hand, finger amputee, hand amputee, upper prosthesis, born without arm.

Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America. Introduction RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions.

Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America

RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency. The organization's legal name is RESNA. RESNA's goal is "To maximize the health and well being of people with disabilities through technology. " Organization. Prosthetics industry revolutionised with 3D-printed limbs and hands controlled by apps. Centre in Scotland is now offering high-tech prosthetic treatmentsIts gait lab measures how amputees are walking with their new limbsSensors in prosthetic legs are being used to track movement in 3DA bionic hand controlled by smartphone app grips, and ties shoe laces By Victoria Woollaston Published: 16:20 GMT, 8 April 2014 | Updated: 17:59 GMT, 8 April 2014 A high-tech centre in Scotland is giving specialist prosthetic treatment to military amputees.

Prosthetics industry revolutionised with 3D-printed limbs and hands controlled by apps

The app-controlled Touch Bionics hand is pictured Gone are the days of solid rubber prosthetics. From 3D-printed limbs to titanium legs and hands controlled by apps, advances in technology are revolutionising the industry. Start a 3D Print. Hackers Go Off-Grid for Power. Fredy Peccerelli: A forensic anthropologist who brings closure for the “disappeared" 3D Printing Prosthetics: A conversation with Jon Schull and Jeremy Simon of e-NABLE. Partnership to protect free expression online: Project Galileo. I am both proud and pleased to welcome the launch of Project Galileo by CloudFlare, for which the Centre for Policy Alternatives – the institutional anchor of this site – is a global launch partner.

Partnership to protect free expression online: Project Galileo

As noted in CloudFlare’s blog post announcing the launch of the new initiative, Project Galileo’s goal is to protect free expression online. Sites can participate in Project Galileo if they meet the following criteria: Est credere. Field Innovation Team - Home. FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Innovation. In the hours after a disaster, when information is scarce and services stretched thin, families and neighbors quickly band together to help those in need.

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Innovation

FEMA's Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) provide vital information and services to get locals through a disaster, but they are established only when federal aid is deployed -- often days or weeks after an event. To bridge this gap between community response and government action, the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and frog partnered to rethink the mechanics of formal disaster response by building on the natural human instinct to help. Frog delivered a playbook that describes how a community-run DRC can be staged and deployed before FEMA's arrives on the scene.

Bitcoin in Uganda - Empowering People. Grupos en Colombia usan video frente a desplazamientos. Read this article in English Imágenes y texto por Laura Salas WITNESS viajó recientemente a Medellín al Foro Urbano Mundial y el Foro Social Alternativo y Popular, donde llevamos a cabo talleres de video para la incidencia con más de 80 miembros de la comunidad local y personas defensoras de derechos humanos internacionales.

Grupos en Colombia usan video frente a desplazamientos

Una vez allí, hablamos con varios activistas de los derechos de vivienda y los líderes comunitarios acerca de los desalojos forzosos que tienen lugar en los alrededores de Medellín. En un país en el que ha existido un conflicto armado interno por más de 50 años, donde algunas organizaciones cuentan más de 5 millones de personas desplazadas internamente, el video ha sido una herramienta importante para documentar la memoria y violación a los derechos humanos cometidos antes, durante y después de los desplazamientos.

Eduardo Colorado y su familia en su taller mecánico. Medellín es una ciudad que ha sufrido numerosas transformaciones últimamente. Letrero en El Naranjal. Mapping Violence Against Pro-Democracy Protests in Libya. Eyes on Syria: Tracking Human Rights Violations in Syria. Digital Democracy. Diary of a Crisis Mapper. Sisi ni Amani. Picha Mtaani. Picha Mtaani, Swahili for ‘street exhibition’, is a youth-led peace initiative that primarily seeks to create space for young people to reconcile and become agents of reconciliation to their respective communities. Opening up the Open Data Movement. In the past year I have been attending a lot of conferences on Open Data and had several discussions with people, from the World Bank to the United Nations, on the IATI standard and how Open Data is (or not) impacting the development and aid work.

From the Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva, to the UN Transparency Working Group in New York, the issues that development and aid organizations, as well as governments worldwide are struggling with and trying very hard to solve, are not only related on how you open up data and make it available, but how you move from Open Data to transparency and accountability.

As I have mentioned in a lot of presentations the issue for me lies fundamentally under two main paradox: one is the intrinsic understanding from a lot of people in the Open Data movement that Open also means transparent and accountable; the second one is that if transparency and accountability are the goals of Open Data, than there is an unanswered question: which is to whom? Budgit - The Nigerian Budget Made Simple. How I Used My Computer-Science Degree in the Pe. It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One... - Safaricom Kenya Official Page. VerdadAbierta, paramilitarismo, colombia, parapolitica, conflicto armado. Human Rights Videos. PeaceTech Camps Bolster Iraqi Civil Society with New Skills. The U.S. Institute of Peace just concluded a series of three PeaceTech Camps in Iraq. The highly interactive, two-day conferences connected Iraqi civil society organizations with local and international technology experts for training on the use of low-cost, easy-to-implement tools.

From September 2013 to March 2014, USIP provided training to more than 180 civic organizations hailing from each of the country's 18 governorates. Mali. In January 2013, USAID/OTI launched the Mali Transition Initiative (MTI), to help lay the groundwork for longer term political and economic development. OTI efforts in this engagement will focus on mitigating conflict and decreasing chances of unrest during the transition to help renovate and reinforce the foundations for a peaceful and democratic Mali. OTI’s targeted assistance will focus on working with Malian civil society and community organizations to reiterate and bolster a return to democratic systems and values.

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. How to control rumours on social media during a disaster. Authorities around the world should set up emergency communication teams to manage the amount of misinformation circulating on social media during disasters, terrorist attacks and other social crises.