Individuals can make a difference working for peace worldwide. That is the message of People Building Peace II, an inspiring collection of stories of how “”ordinary”” men and women have played a crucial part in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Thematic chapters, illustrated with compelling case studies, present new trends in the role of civil society in conflict transformation. The cases reflect the variety of activities initiated and sustained by a broad range of actors, including women’s groups, youth groups, and faith-based organisations. Such topics as reconciliation, dialogue, networking, and traditional methods of conflict resolution are among the topics thoroughly explored, as are the successful initiatives of lesser-known NGOs. The resulting rich tapestry, an outcome of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, is an invaluable compendium of best practices and lessons learned, and at the same time a stirring call to action.
By Paul Van Tongeren (Editor), Malin Brenk (Editor), Marte Hellema (Editor), Juliette Verhoeven (Editor)
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub ( 2005)
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