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U.S. Institute of Peace: Preventing Conflict to Create Pathways for Peace

U.S. Institute of Peace: Preventing Conflict to Create Pathways for Peace

The United States Institute of Peace put together a panel of specialists from the World Bank Group, United Nations, USAID, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Minister of Women and Human Rights Development of Somalia to discuss how diplomacy, defense and development can collaborate to keep conflicts from becoming violent. Rising conflicts, including trafficking and organized crime, cross international borders. One of the speakers stated that it is difficult to find a conflict that was not started as a form of grievance and exclusion. Therefore, it was determined that grievances must be addressed to prevent and reduce conflict by focusing on marginalized areas and addressing exclusion; targeting issues of power, natural resources, security and justice; and reinforcing participation and opportunities for decision making. Key recommendations were to be inclusive of women and youth’s aspirations, respond to needs in a collaborative manner, and to look at the root cause of the issues.

PNUD: ¿Cómo la mediación interna ayuda en la prevención de conflictos?

PNUD: ¿Cómo la mediación interna ayuda en la prevención de conflictos?

El Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) ha ejecutado el proyecto Construcción y consolidación de las capacidades nacionales para la prevención de los conflictos en Honduras, cual fue financiado por la Unión Europea con el apoyo del Departamento de Asuntos Políticos de Naciones Unidas (UNDPA). Este proyecto contribuyo al fortalecimiento de organizaciones de la sociedad civil en La Moskitia e instituciones del Estado con la meta de desarrollar competencias en la prevención y resolución de conflictos.

UNICEF: Preventing violence through sport in El Salvador

UNICEF: Preventing violence through sport in El Salvador

UNICEF is working closely with the San Marcos Mayor’s Office in El Salvador in a comprehensive violence prevention strategy that includes child protection & development and educational workshops that teach families about non-violence. The program also provides scholarships for children’s school expenses. Children in the workshop can spend time with other children and boost their self-esteem, while parents can meet other parents.

Efecto Cocuyo: 35 Organizaciones Apoyan Manifiesto de #AcciónPorLaVida frente a “alarmantes signos de violencia”

Efecto Cocuyo: 35 Organizaciones Apoyan Manifiesto de #AcciónPorLaVida frente a “alarmantes signos de violencia”

Acción Por La Vida es una plataforma con iniciativas para disminuir los homicidios en diez países de Latinoamérica. La red fue formada por más de veinte organizaciones no gubernamentales, tiene más de treinta asociados, CAF, BID y OEA son aliados, y tienen el apoyo de Open Society Foundation.  Acción Por La Vida lleva una serie de iniciativas bajo la campaña Instinto De Vida cual busca visibilizar la problemática de la violencia, reducir los homicidios en cincuenta por ciento en los próximos diez años, y construir un futuro de convivencia.

Tackling Crime and Violence in Latin America with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Tackling Crime and Violence in Latin America with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

According to panelists and evidence presented at a two-day workshop organized by USAID and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Mexico City, an effective strategy to prevent crime and violence is slowing down the decision-making process of youth in high-stake situations.  Evidence suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can reduce violent and criminal behavior, therefore, programs that draw on CBT can help at-risk men and youth reduce self-destructive behaviors.

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