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TED Talk: How women wage conflict without violence

  • 27 November 2016
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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TED Talk: How women wage conflict without violence
Are you setting out to change the world? Here's a stat you should know: nonviolent campaigns are 100 percent more likely to succeed than violent ones. So why don't more groups use nonviolence when faced with conflict? Filmmaker Julia Bacha shares stories of effective nonviolent resistance, including eye-opening research on the crucial leadership role that women play.

WUNC: How 'Broken Windows' Helped Shape Tensions Between Police And Communities

  • 27 November 2016
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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As the mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani was a proponent of a controversial policing philosophy known as "broken windows." It calls for police to go after small crimes, in hopes of preventing bigger problems.

NPR: In Chicago, Stopping Crime Before It Happens

  • 27 November 2016
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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Youth violence rates around the country have been decreasing in recent years, but violent crimes are still most concentrated in poorer, urban neighborhoods. Experts say kids who grow up in dangerous areas are more likely to become targets.

In Chicago, a program called CeaseFire is working to curb violence by helping at-risk youth find employment and patrolling the streets to stop crimes before they happen.

La música y la prevención de la violencia juvenil

By Mariano Vales

  • 25 November 2016
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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De las intervenciones posibles para la prevención de la violencia juvenil, aquellas relacionadas al desarrollo de habilidades para la vida, en particular a través de programas de desarrollo social, son las únicas que han probado hasta el momento a través de evidencia científica sólida (múltiples ensayos controlados aleatorios con poblaciones diferentes) tener algún tipo de efectividad para prevenir la violencia.

En el ámbito curricular, estas intervenciones se basan en el desarrollo del llamado aprendizaje social y emocional, un proceso educativo de aprendizaje de estas habilidades que incluye saber lidiar con uno mismo, reconociendo emociones y aprendiendo a manejarlas, y con los demás, desarrollando simpatía y empatía con el prójimo y manteniendo relaciones positivas, aprendiendo a la vez a enfrentar situaciones específicas de modo constructivo y ético.

Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Persons in the Americas

By Fernando Garcia

  • 25 November 2016
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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Nations and populations around the world, and countries of the Americas are not the exception, experience conditions such as poverty, unemployment, inequality, discrimination, exclusion, lack of a life perspective, among other factors. These hardships can contribute to the possible involvement of these populations with opportunities that seem to lead to a better life. However, what may seem like a great prospect, can turn into a crime that violates the basic human rights of individuals without differentiating among sex, social or economical status, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, to name a few.

The name for this crime is trafficking in persons and governments of the world, including member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) have signed and ratified conventions and protocols condemning the practice of criminal acts manifested in: sexual and labor exploitation, sex tourism, exploitation resulting from the illegal adoption of children, removal of organs, domestic servitude, forced marriages, children in armed conflicts, exploitation by street begging, etc.
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