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Killings of Rural Communities in Nigeria: Where is the state?

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On Monday night, my village came under brutal attack by Fulani pastoralist gunmen in the Sanga Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Attacks spanned a cluster of villages in the area, where at the last count there were over 90 dead … Read more

Ann Curry Interviews Desmond Tutu for The Today Show

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu chaired South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which saw 19,000 men, women and children testify about the brutal atrocities they endured under the racial oppression of apartheid. The commission operated according to his principle that “no one … Read more

Indonesian Comfort Women Seek Justice as Time Runs Out

The term Jugun Ianfu (Comfort Women) refers to those women who were forced into sexual slavery to fulfill the sexual needs of Japanese military personnel and civil officers at ianjo or comfort stations during the Asian Pacific War in 1931-1945.  … Read more

Liberia Marathon Commemorates a Decade of Negative Peace

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Despite a rainy forecast on August 25th over a thousand runners turned up in Monrovia for Liberia’s second organized marathon since the end of the civil war. The “Liberia Rising, Together” marathon is one in a series of events that … Read more

3rd Annual Tutu International Peace Lecture in Cape Town, South Africa

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You are invited to take part in a series of events occurring in South Africa to mark the celebration of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 82nd Birthday. Archbishop Tutu’s birthday is on Mon. October 7th. We encourage you to send the Archbishop … Read more

Gun Violence by the Numbers

Recently, Americans witnessed another mass shooting, this time at the Washington Navy Yard in the nation’s capital.  Thirteen people were killed and another 14 were injured.  The shooter was well-armed, with among other guns, an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle.  He … Read more

Caution Urged as Western Powers Mull Military Strikes in Syria

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Emotions on Syria are running high with the revelation that chemical weapons were used in Ghouta, eastern Damascus, on 21 August, causing between 300 to 1,000 victims. France has indicated that it is ready to punish those responsible and the … Read more

Malala Day 2013 Celebrates Her Courageous Fight for Access to Education

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As a Teen Advisor for Girl Up, I was honored to attend Malala Day 2013 at the United Nations to hear Malala Yousafzai give her first public speech since being shot by the Taliban in October 2012 for daring to … Read more

Taking Down Digital Bullies

Social media technology has made it easier than ever for teens to stay connected with each other.  It has also made bullying easier.  Consider the story of Brandon Turley, as recently report by CNN.  In sixth grade, he didn’t have … Read more

Our Film to Create Awareness about Fracking in South Africa

My name is Francis Hweshe, Im a freelance journalist and indie filmmaker based in Cape Town. I understand that the Archbishop Desmond Tutu has spoken against fracking and I thought our initial trailer on fracking featuring South African Goldman Prize … Read more