peace

David Bondia is the president of the Institute of Human Rights of Catalonia

David Bondia: "To reach the ODS, we must strengthen the rule of law and fight against corruption"

The president of the Institute of Human Rights of Catalonia says that achieving peace, one of the Sustainable Development Objectives of 2030, implies collective responsibility.

Volunteering for Peace

We hope that, once the seminar is over, all participants will be able to use new frameworks of skills and prepare new volunteering activities and programmes to promote peace and human rights, to fight against discrimination and build non-violent narratives that we see in society.

Vilanova i la Geltrú will host the seminar 'Volunteering for peace'.

Volunteering, a tool for peace

The seminar “Volunteering for peace” will gather volunteering programme officers from 15 non-profit organizations from around Europe in Vilanova i la Geltrú from 1 to 7 April.

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize 2018

The Norwegian Committee has awarded the award to the Congolese gynecologist and the activist 'Yazidí' for its fight against sexual violence.

Peace, an irrevocable aspiration

It is evident that war or violence is not a fatality or an external fact; it is the result of human actions. For this very reason, peace depends on personal and collective behaviour, which is our responsibility, the result of our freedom.

Antoni Soler is currently the president of FundiPau

Antoni Soler: "We are heirs of a culture where the use of violence has been justified"

Interview with the president of FundiPau to discuss the concept of world peace and how to resolve non-violent conflicts.

Doctors Without Borders staff distribute take-home kits for Ebola survivors. Photo: Morgana Wingard, Flickr

Doctors Without Borders launches a travelling site for humanitarian aid

The website's aim is to raise awareness among citizens and collect donations to send them to disadvantaged countries where they help to develop their projects.

A mother and her son looking for a better future. Photo: CAFOD Photo Library, Flickr

Amnesty International says Europe is complicit in abuse of refugees in Libya

The international human rights organisation denounces European governments as supportive of exploitation and smuggling of refugees in Libya.

Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, independent expert from the UN. Photo: Wikipedia

UN expert on human rights asks Spanish Government to lift Catalan autonomy’s suspension

Alfred de Zayas has called on Spanish authorities to negotiate with Catalan leaders. He has criticised in his own words the retrogression in human rights protection after the measures taken. 

Ican campaign members celebrating the award. Photo: Youtube

The campaign to abolish nuclear weapons receives the Nobel Peace Prize

Fundipau and the Delàs Centre of Studies for Peace are the two Catalan NGOs out of the 468 international institutions taking part of the international campaign.

Building trust, avoiding revenge

In a time when the world is balancing on a knife-edge, and the possibility of nuclear conflict appears to be more likely, it may seem that efforts to work towards peace are futile.  

Imagining the future. Photo: Pexels

Imagine All the People, a non-profit initiative to change the world

The Imagine All the People project is aiming a world living in peace without possessions, religions and countries to be achieved in 2222. 

Worker suffering slavery conditions. Photo: 50 for Freedom

50 for freedom, the campaign against modern slavery

The International Labour Organisation launches an initiative to raise awareness.

Challenges for the reintegration of former combatants in Colombia

At the threshold of the implementation of the Colombian peace agreement between the Government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) after a 50-year long armed conflict, the future of the country is full of hope, but also of uncertainty.

There can only be peace when there is justice

Recently was the 80th anniversary of the coup that marked the beginning of a terrible civil war in Spain and then a dictatorship that lasted 36 years.

Image: www.visionofhumanity.org

Which are the most peaceful countries in the world?

Iceland, Denmark, Austria, New Zealand and Portugal are at the top of rank in the 2016 Global Peace Index.