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Author: Sara Homayouni

Trump v Clinton? Peacebuilding under the new US Presidency

It has been a unique election year. For the first time in US history, it looks like the frontrunner for the Democratic Party will be a woman. For the first time in US history, it looks like the frontrunner for the Republican Party will be a celebrity real-estate mogul. Mud has been slung, slogans have been hashtagged, and we find ourselves in the midst of an election year that has fueled heated discussion of citizenship, gender, and race. In the United States we will no doubt be in need of some local peacebuilding in the final run up to the November elections and in the aftermath of these elections, regardless of who wins.

International Women’s Day 2016

Today is International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate the role that women have played in shaping the world. Often conflict disproportionately affects women, as they are targets for sexual violence or are left without support if their families are killed. But this is not the only story. Women are also powerful promoters of peace.

Lessons of nonviolence on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Next Monday, offices and schools around the United States and some other parts of the world will close in honour of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday. What would King’s message to us today be? How would he respond to the types of injustice and violence we face today?