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Peacemaker 360  is a social media campaign that profiles and shares stories of peace activists from around the world with a threefold vision:  Inspire, connect, and amplify global peace activism efforts of ordinary citizens.

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6
Oct
Christian Cirhigiri
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Solving Ethnic Tension with Dialogue in the DR of Congo: Steve Grachet

“These Tutsi are provoking us!” exclaimed farmer after farmer to Steve Grachet, deep in the countryside of the DRC.  Steve was there with a dialogue team from Resolve Network to address a conflict which was about resources on the surface, but with a deep undercurrent of racism and ethnic tensions. Herders, mostly Tutsi, for whom […]

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26
Sep
Christian Cirhigiri
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Addressing Corrupt practices in Nigerian Public Institutions : Meet Daniel Olatunde

A desire to address injustices, especially those perpetrated by the Nigerian government against its citizens, is something Daniel Olatunde has always had, but when the Chibok Girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, he knew that was the last straw. “The primary responsibility of government is to protect the lives and properties of citizens, […]

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20
Sep
Christian Cirhigiri
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International Day of Peace: Statement by peacebuilding organizations around the world

Implementing the New Commitments to Peace A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations International Day of Peace, 21 September 2017 The last year has seen significant global challenges, including an unprecedented level of humanitarian need, rising inequality and exclusion, growing climate change impacts, and increasing threats to our shared security. Nevertheless, the international community has taken […]

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18
Sep
Christian Cirhigiri
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Dehumanizing a palestinian child is dehumanizing oneself: Meet Chen Alon, Israel

Originally published in PeaceNews I was drafted into the Israeli Army in 1987, at the beginning of the First Intifada. The most difficult thing was the arrests. One night we had to meet an agent from the security forces in order to find a wanted terrorist. My men surrounded a house and as we entered with […]

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15
Sep
Christian Cirhigiri
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Violence can NEVER be justified: Meet peace activist Muhammad Kabir, Nigeria.

Muhammad Kabir was 19 years old when the Boko Haram insurgency started surfacing in his home city of Maiduguri in North-Eastern Nigeria.  In a movement born from poverty, unemployment, and government oppression, the insurgents only attacked government buildings and the military at first.  Most people celebrated their acts and even gave them cover.  “I began […]

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13
Sep
Christian Cirhigiri
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Un engagement sans relâche pour la paix et le leadership féminin en RD Congo

Peacemaker 360: Bonjour Voix Espoir et merci de répondre à notre invitation de partager votre parcours d’activiste de paix Avec de milliers d’activistes qui s’enrichissent mutuellement à travers le partage d’expériences sur notre plateforme Peacemaker 360. C’est un grand honneur de t’avoir parmi nous aujourd’hui. Pour débuter cet entretien, nous sommes curieux de savoir quand […]

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4
Sep
Christian Cirhigiri
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Daniel Nwaeze: Countering Boko Haram’s Media Campaign

It was during those few seconds of deafness that Daniel Nwaeze realized he wanted to do more, needed to do more.  He was 17.  Yet another riot had broken out.  From bloody ethnic fights to gang rumbles to gambling arguments gone wrong, street shoot-outs in his area of Nigeria had become the norm.  This time, someone pulled out a […]

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24
Aug
Christian Cirhigiri
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Standing against Xenophobia in South Africa: Meet peace activist Sophie Kanza, DR Congo

Our foundation (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F4MocQZSrEw#) started as an initiative that would bring young people together to work collectively to uplift their communities. It was important for us to find a way to promote cohesion in a city where socio-economic factors negatively affected the youth. We wanted to create platforms and activities that would get people involved and […]

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20
Aug
Christian Cirhigiri
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An activist by example: Meet peace activist Angela Uyi, Nigeria

Angela Uyi is from Edo State, the Southern part of Nigeria. I am a Social Critique, Social Justice Activist and also a micro-credit expert. I am the founder/National Director of The Counsellor Organization. A youth based NGO presently in Lagos State Nigeria aimed at empowering the youth so they can transform their society in a peaceful […]

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