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Newsletter

Monday, 03 October 2016 - No. 5
News & Interviews
Marina Rahola, Funding and International Activities Advisor at the Resource Centre for Youth Associations of Barcelona
Marina Rahola: "The know-how learnt by the youths involved in and promoting an international project is unstoppable”

We chat to the advisor for Associative Funding and International Activities from the Resource Centre for Youth Associations of Barcelona (CRAJ), to shed some light on the complex world of European projects and the internationalization of youth associations.

Nur Azam Anuarul Perai
Nur Azam Anuarul Perai: "The 'third sector' in Malaysia is very visible but there is no formal description of the sector"

The PhD Student at Stirling University is carrying out a research on the Malaysian third sector. Its final aim is to measure the economic contribution of the sector.

Amal al Torchani in her way to school in Misrata, Lybia / Photograph: Jordi Bartomeu Farrús, Flickr
35 armed conflicts and 60 million displaced people in 2015

The Alert 2016! report from the School for a Culture of Peace (Escola de Cultura de Pau), analyzes the World in terms of conflict and the possibilities of building peace. The report highlights the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, as well as five possible scenarios for the building of peace.

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.

Girl / Photograph: Lance Shields, Flickr
A report by UNICEF estimated some 50 million children are uprooted worldwide

Over half of them have been forced from their homes by conflicts and threats. The report recalls that a large number of children are seeking a better quality of life and improved social and economic conditions out of their homes.

The Petra Camp, where Anna and the team from DSR were providing basic dental care / Photograph: DSR
From Lesvos to Petra, changes without solutions

Olga Margalef was in Lesvos when scores of refugees were arriving. Anna Sorio visited Petra, after the makeshift camps were being dismantled and the official military camps set up. What has changed?

Opinion
Shelter: 50 years of research

This is a special year for Shelter, 50 years since we were founded in 1966. From day one, we have campaigned passionately to ensure that everyone in this country has a safe, secure, affordable home. And from day one, research has been central to this.

Developing an evidence framework: linking research to strategy

It’s hard to take the time to look back on the work you’ve completed, especially when you are focused on the here and now. If you don’t take stock however it becomes even more difficult to plan for your future.

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.

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