Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
Abrams, I. (1997).
Heroines of peace: The nine Nobel women.
Abu-Nimer, M. (2001).
A framework for nonviolence and peacebuilding in Islam. Journal of Law and Religion, 15, 1/2, 217-265. (StFX only)
Aciro, G. L. (2016, September 30).
Shaky peace in South Sudan as unity government struggles to take shape [Blog post].
Bayer, M. & Pabst, A. (2016, October 10).
Violent past, privileged future? Politics and entitlement in post-conflict Rwanda [Blog post].
BBoy for Life is a film by Nadus Films. It's a true story about how the lives of boys in Guatemala City are affected by some of the world's most dangerous gangs. It focuses on the individual struggles and wins of dance and gang life in the roughest ghettos of Central America.
Bercovitch, J. & Kadayifci, A. (2002).
Exploring the relevance and contribution of mediation to peace-building. Peace and Conflict Studies, 9(2).
Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation presents knowledge and experience for everyone working to transform violent ethnopolitical conflict.
Brock-Utne, B. (2000).
An analysis of peace and development studies as well as peace education from a feminist perspective. Presented at the 18 th General IPRA conference, Tampere, Finland, August 5-9. (65K pdf)
Church, C. & Rogers, M. (2006).
Designing for results: Integrating monitoring and evaluation in conflict transformation programs. Washington, DC: Search for Common Ground. (316K pdf)
Coates, T.-N. (2015, April 27).
Nonviolence as compliance. The Atlantic.
Faith and the Common Good is a multi-faith ecological resource based on the Golden-rule principle.
A Force More Powerful uses nonviolent conflict to achieve democracy and human rights.
Guestbook Project is an ongoing experiment in hospitality. Sponsored by Boston College, the project's core themes are the relationship between host and stranger, violence and reconciliation, and the citizen and the alien.
Hodzic, R. (2011).
Can video stir the debate on peace and justice? [Blog post].
Horenczyk, G. & Tatar, M. (2004).
Education in a plural society or multicultural education? The views of Israeli Arab and Jewish school counselors. Journal of Peace Education, 1(2), 191-204. (StFX only)
Human Security Report Project tracks trends in organized violence, their causes and consequences. Publications are available.
Humphreys, M. (2003).
Economics and violent conflict. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University. (1.05 Mb pdf)
Idemudia, U. (2009).
The changing phases of the Niger Delta conflict: Implications for conflict escalation and the return of peace. Conflict, Security & Development, 9(3), 307-331. (StFX only)
Insight on Conflict, blogs and reports on conflict and peacebuilding around the world.
International Alert & Women Waging Peace. (2004).
Inclusive security, sustainable peace: A toolkit for advocacy and action. London: International Alert. This toolkit is a resource for women peacebuilders and practitioners to effectively promote peace and security.
International Center for Transitional Justice. (2009).
What is transitional justice? (58K pdf)
Jensen, S. L. (2016, September 29).
Decolonization - not western liberals - established human rights on the global agenda [Blog post].
Knight, N. (2016, October 10).
Indigenous Peoples Day sweeps nation as battles intensify for Native American rights [Blog post].
M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence works to realize the vision of its historic namesake.
Landmark resolution on women, peace and security. The page contains gender mainstreaming publications from the United Nations' Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women.
Palter-Palman, T., et al. (2006).
Across the map: Women in nonviolence. Peace Power, 2(2), 12-13.
Peace Direct. (2016, October 10).
Tragedy in Beni: A crisis foretold.
Peace Insight is an online resource on local peacebuilding around the world.
Peace Magazine: issues available, 1(1983)-current.
PeaceWomen, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
Pinnington, R. (2014).
Local first in practice: Unlocking the power to get things done. London, UK: Peace Direct. This study identifies good examples of partnership models in the peacebuilding, development and humanitarian fields.
Qu, H. (2012).
Employees' work-family conflict moderating life and job satisfaction. Journal of Business Research, 65(1), 22-28. (StFX only)
Ramirez-Barat, C. & Duthie, R. (2015).
Education and transitional justice: Opportunities and challenges for peacebuilding. New York, NY: International Center for Transitional Justice. (1.79 Mb pdf)
Ramnarain, S. (2011).
Women's co-operatives and peace in India and Nepal. CCA international research series. (1.02 Mb pdf)
Reardon, B. A. (2010).
Human rights learning: Pedagogies and politics of peace. Keynote address presented at Conferencia Magistral 2008-2009, University of Puerto Rico. (918K pdf)
de la Rey, C. & McKay, S. (2002).
Peace as a gendered process: Perspectives of women doing peacebuilding in South Africa. International Journal of Peace Studies, 7(1).
Sharoni, S., et al. (2015).
Transnational feminist solidarity in times of crisis. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 17(4), 654-670. (StFX only)
Shiva, V. (2002).
Earth democracy: Ten principles of justice, sustainability and peace. Earthlight Magazine, no 47 (supp.).
Shiva, V. (2010, November 3).
Making peace with the earth. (City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture). (238K pdf)
ShowPeace Series: Conflict Resolution for Everyday Life contains resources from the National Film Board of Canada.
Shuayb, M. (2015).
Human rights and peace education in the Lebanese civics textbooks. Research in Comparative and International Education, 10(1), 135-150. (StFX only)
Solnit, R. (2014, April 7).
Call climate change what it is: Violence. The Guardian.
Tippett, K. (2012).
No more taking sides. Transcript and podcast available for download.
UN Women: Peace and Security calls for women to participate in peacebuilding, be better protected from human rights violations, and have access to justice and services to eliminate discrimination.
UNESCO's work on education for peace and non-violence: Building peace through education. Paris: UNESCO. (588K pdf)
United Nations Security Council. (2008, June 19).
Security Council demands immediate and complete halt to acts of sexual violence against civilians in conflict zones, unanimously adopting resolution 1820 (2008) [Press release].
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Zunes, S. (2005, March 31).
Recognizing the power of nonviolent action.
Networks and Organizations
The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)
The Albert Einstein Institution is an organization advancing the study and use of strategic non-violent action in conflict.
Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN)
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace advances cooperation between nations and promotes international engagement by the United States.
Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR)
Centre for Development and Peace Education (CDPeace), Sierra Leone.
Center for Nonviolent Communication is a global organization that supports the learning and sharing of nonviolent communication, and helps people resolve conflicts in personal, organizational, and political settings.
Common Dreams provides breaking news and views for the progressive community.
Compassionate Listening Project is dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to transform conflict and strengthen cultures of peace.
The Corrymeela Community is committed to reconciliation in Ireland and worldwide.
The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre nurtures and develops Africa's future leadership.
Dialogue for Peaceful Change (DPC) is dedicated to creating safe spaces to overcome division through a process of mutual empowerment.
The Hague Appeal for Peace is a network of individuals and organizations dedicated to the abolition of war through advocacy and training in peace education.
Human Rights Watch
Institute for Inclusive Security revolutionizes who makes decisions about war and peace.
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict is an educational foundation encouraging the study and use of strategies to support human rights, democracy and justice worldwide.
The International Peace Bureau is the world's oldest and most comprehensive international peace federation, bringing together people working for peace in many different sectors.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, a women's peacemakers program.
The Karuna Centre for Peacebuilding is a U.S.-based non-profit organization that offers international training programs in conflict transformation, intercommunal dialogue, and reconciliation.
Narrative 4 builds a community of empathic global citizens who improve the world through the exchange of personal narratives.
NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security
Nonviolent Peaceforce is a civilian peacekeeping organization that works in conflict zones.
Pax Christi International, the international Catholic peace movement.
Peace Brigades International is an NGO which protects human rights and promotes nonviolent transformation of conflicts.
Peace X Peace, network connecting women working for peace.
PeaceWomen, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
Scarboro Missions, Golden Rule Poster and other Multi/Inter-Faith dialogue ideas and resources.
Tatamagouche Centre is an education and retreat centre which invites and challenges people from all backgrounds to personal wholeness, right relationships, respect for creation, and justice in the world.
Transcend International is a peace development environment network.
UNESCO coordinates international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication.
University for Peace is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Its concern and commitment toward global peace and security has lead it to share its campus with some international entities focused on related issues.
Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP)
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is the oldest women's peace organisation in the world.
Abani, C. (2008, February).
Chris Abani at TED2008: On humanity. [Video file]. (16:05 min.)
Dog, cat, and rat. [Video file]. A video documenting the relationship between the three animals. (2:48 min.)
The 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [Video file]. (28:30 min.)
Georgiadis, P. (2012).
Vandana Shiva: Earth democracy. [Video file]. In this interview, Shiva reflects on the current economic and ecological crises, their roots and the way forward for a democratic, sustainable future. (10:04 min.)
Defending diversity. [Video file]. (8:39 min.)
Ghana: Digital dumping ground. [Video file]. (19:54 min.)
Search for Common Ground. (2013).
The woman who silenced thousands: Ending rape in the DR Congo. [Video file]. Program manager of Search for Common Ground, Vianney, shares a story of a women who faced an angry crowd, standing against sexual violence. (4:51 min.)
TEDWomen 2010. (2010).
Tony Porter: A call to men. [Video file]. Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't 'act like a man'. Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. (11:14 min.)
TEDx Talks. (2013).
Violence against women: It's a men's issue: Jackson Katz at TEDxFiDiWomen. [Video file]. (19:07 min.)
History of human rights. [Video file]. (9:49 min.)
Breaking the male code: After Steubenville, a call to action. [Video file]. (121 minutes)
War, peace and health: Canadians are delivering health care to people in war ravaged regions. CBC IDEAS host Paul Kennedy and peace advocate and mentor, Dr. Ursula Franklin, speak with three Canadians to talk about global health, conflict and the people. (54 min. podcast)