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Women & peace building
What Prevents Peace? Women and Peacebuilding in Bosnia and Nepal
Books and Monographs
Manual de Capacitación en la Noviolencia
This manual, written in Spanish (Español), provides background and training material for teaching a course Introduction to Nonviolence. Though it was written in the context of a community activist organization in Mexico, the material has been intentionally compiled and presented so as to be adaptable to different local and national contexts. The manual explores three main topical areas: (1) a Gandhian perspective on violence and nonviolence, (2) nonviolent direct action, and (3) constructive programs and peace projects.
Developed by ICNC LIN Fellow Poncho Hernandez, México, Global Unity Sumak Kausay, A.C., 2017.
Making Oppression Backfire
This book is a secondary asset to other theories, books and methods including, but not limited to 50 Crucial Points by the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies, and Methods of Nonviolent Action by Gene Sharp to nonviolent activists, individuals and movements.
By Srdja Popovic & Tori Porell
Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence
Introduction of scholars and practitioners and the concept of civil action within the wider spectrum of behavior in the midst of civil conflict and war
Edited by Deborah Avant, Marie Berry, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, Cullen Hendrix, Oliver Kaplan, and Timothy Sisk
War, Women, and Power
War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina
By Marie E. Berry
Interview with OC member, Ram Bhandari
Ram Kumar Bhandari has led the struggle to secure justice for victims of Nepal’s conflict for over a decade. His involvement with the victims’ movement began when his own father was disappeared in 2001. He has helped to launch the National network of families of the disappeared (NEFAD), the Committee for Social Justice, the National Victims Alliance, and more recently the Conflict Victims Common Platform and the Hateymalo widows’ groups.
How Nonviolent Activists Helped Oppose the Coup
by Stephen Zunes
Since President-elect Joe Biden’s decisive win in November, there has been understandable consternation at the efforts by President Trump and his supporters to steal the election. It is also important to understand why, so far, and despite the recent violence in Washington, his attempts have been unsuccessful…
The Arts and Symbolism in Mexico’s Feminist Movement
Poncho H., Mexico City
Last August, during a press conference with Mexico City’s police chief, a group of young women were seen breaking windows and throwing pink glitter in the police chief’s face. This was to demand justice for a teenager allegedly raped by four police officers. The episode sparked what became known as the glitter revolution, a new wave of feminist activism in Mexico…
Front line defenders
Cypher - Edition 01
The first edition of the new monthly digital magazine, “Cypher” – a comics storytelling magazine featuring the work and struggles of HRDs around the world. Follow on Instagram @cypher_comics for the release and for more information.