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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.

Refugee camp in  Democratic Republic of Congo. The Guardian.

Violence, hunger and abuse worsen in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In its latest report, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) claims the situation in DRC is critical since December.   

Spanish security corps hitting peaceful demonstrators. Photo: Twitter

How the non-profit world has reacted to the events of the referendum in Catalonia?

Human rights and peace organisations condemn the violence and repression committed by the Spanish security corps during the referendum.

Spanish national police. Photo: Youtube

Human Rights Watch states that Spanish police used excessive force on October 1 in Catalonia

The international NGO held an independent investigation to document specific incidents after the poll, where 900 people were injured.

Is a world in peace possible?

In a world where the violence is everywhere, it’s important to be aware that peace is not a wish, but a construct that requires continued efforts from everyone.

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.  

Conflict in South Sudan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

UN points out Sudan forces to have committed capital crimes

Two UN agencies report that 2 million children have been displaced by South Sudan conflict.

LGBTI flag. Photo: Wikimedia

Which non-profit organisations work in the LGBTI field?

There are many different organisations around the world standing for human rights and fighting to recognise the LGBTI community.

Eritrean woman. Photo: Gabriele François Casin, MSF

Doctors Without Borders reports that Eritrean refugees are dying en route to Europe

The humanitarian organisation has claimed that the EU collaborates with the government of Eritrea and other countries to stop them from reaching Europe.

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.