Building Health Systems From Scratch In Somalia

IRIN   
April 28th, 2013

Building Health Systems From Scratch In Somalia

Although Somalia is experiencing a period of relative peace, health care continues to be a problem for many of its people. Building a sustainable infrastructure would lead to accessibility, but first, private and public relationships must be created between the health sector and the government.

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Looking For Gandhis In Mexico

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
April 12th, 2013

Looking For Gandhis In Mexico

Mexico has long been plagued with violence and corruption, and the new government has done little to change this. Ordinary citizens however have been taking action, and instituting change from the ground up.

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Connecting Citizens To Their Government By Turning It Into A Game

Co.EXIST   
March 29th, 2013

Connecting Citizens To Their Government By Turning It Into A Game

Getting involved with local government is not always easy- or fun. To help build interest in local issues and make access to civic engagement more possible, the idea of PlanIt was born.

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‘Tahrir Lounge’ Pushes Grassroots Democracy

DW   
March 23rd, 2013

‘Tahrir Lounge’ Pushes Grassroots Democracy

In Cairo, a group of young Egyptians are attempting to boost civil participation and raise political awareness without abiding by orthodox or defined ideologies.

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How to Rebuild the City as a Platform

Shareable: Sharing by Design    Yobo Member
October 22nd, 2012

How to Rebuild the City as a Platform

In an effort to respond to environmental crises and booming populations, many cities are adopting the concept of the “city as a platform”: a new planning model designed to harness and make best use of technological, entrepreneurial, and economic power.

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People Power

Sada   
April 21st, 2013

People Power

The Palestinian people recognize the failure of institutional government to move the process of peace forward and are looking to civil society for a solution.

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India’s Anti-Rape Movement: Redefining Solidarity Outside The Colonial Frame

50.50   
April 10th, 2013

India’s Anti-Rape Movement: Redefining Solidarity Outside The Colonial Frame

The tragic and horrific rape of a student ignited a powerful movement against sexual violence in India that has forced the government to change laws on gender violence.

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Effective Justice Key To Lasting Peace

IWPR   
March 28th, 2013

Effective Justice Key To Lasting Peace

In order to create sustainable peace in post-conflict regions, crimes against humanity must be investigated, prosecuted, and brought to justice.

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Historic Deal Brings Peace In The Philippines

Positive News   
November 8th, 2012

Historic Deal Brings Peace In The Philippines

A new agreement aims to end separatist violence and establish democracy in conflict-ridden regions of the Philippines.

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Cameroon: Giving Women Land, Giving Them a Future

allAfrica   
October 19th, 2012

Cameroon: Giving Women Land, Giving Them a Future

“The inability of women to freely access and control productive resources places them in a weaker position in terms of agricultural productivity and economic growth, food security, family income and equal participation in governance.” – Fon Nsoh

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