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Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation 2014: This place will always be Home PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 March 2014 10:30

Thirty one participants from different creeds, cultures and countries attended the annual Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies organized by International Institute of Peace Studies (IIPS) and co-hosted by Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN) and Asian Resource Foundation (ARF) held on 21st Jan – 12th Feb 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants came from seventeen countries which include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri-Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda and USA. This year also marked the 10th year of the program since its inception in 2004. This 10th year anniversary also welcomed the participation of friends from the Africa continent for the first time.

The participants were introduced to the different concepts, components and factors involved in peacebuilding and conflict transformation process such as non-violence theory and practice, importance of inter-faith dialogues, understanding indigenous wisdom, learning about ethnicity and violence, global governance and human security, reconciliation process through restorative and transitional justice, environmental peacebuilding and international politics. Furthermore, the participants also discussed and explored the issues pertaining to the various conflicts happening in the different countries using the conflict analysis tools.

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Youth for Peace 2013: Turning Friends into Family PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 January 2014 19:24

Twenty six participants from fourteen countries attended our Youth for Peace Workshop which was held on 12th – 18th December, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The countries included: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

This is an annual program organized by International Institute of Peace Studies (IIPS) and co-hosted by Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN) and Asian Resource Foundation (ARF). The program aims to empower youth as the front line actors of social change.  The participants were introduced to the key concepts and the ultimate foundation of the workshop such as Conflict and Peace Studies, Conflict & Violence and Conflict Analysis Tools.

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Theme of 2014 Peace Studies Course PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 December 2013 16:36

The political polarization in Thailand has started since the military coup of 2006 which ousted elected Prime Minister Thaksin Shinnawatra. The immediate consequential outcome was political ideology based civilian division with periodical violence committed by all sides. The negative peace attained through election has failed to achieve reconciliation and address deep rooted sociopolitical causes. The nonviolence force has failed to contain violence and even to assure harmony within its circle.

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