The Women’s NGO Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) started as an organ for coordinating the activities of women organizations and groups in Liberia in 1998, in between the two civil wars that ravaged the country from 1989 - 2003. They now serve as an umbrella organization for over 105 local women’s rights organizations. The vision of WONGOSOL is to achieve a just and fair Liberian society where women and men equally participate in and benefit from decision-making processes at all levels. They work to build the capacity of women’s organizations and other stakeholders to improve their...
|RHok4Peace - Hacking for Humanity||
PeaceGeeks is hosting its 1st hackathon of 2015 and its 2nd ever Random Hacks of Kindness to help...(read more)
|PEACETALKS #26: ISIS: DIGITAL TERRORISM, DIGITAL RESPONSE||
Since the summer of 2014, the international media has been mesmerized with the spectre of ISIS, a radical jihadist militia in Syria, which has rapidly expanded the territory under its control in recent months to Iraq, Libya and other conflict zones in the Middle East. Yet despite considerable coverage, very little is known about where they come from, their appeal, and their messaging short of the gruesome videos they produce to maximize reach.
This PeaceTalk will offer a historical background to explain where ISIS comes from and how they have leveraged digital media to...(read more)
|PEACETALKS #25: Canada, Climate Change, and International Conflict||
The security of communities, nations, and the entire global community is increasingly jeopardized by environmental threats due to climate change. Weather events are becoming more extreme, droughts are becoming more severe, water is becoming scarcer, and coastlines are shifting.
While northern and southern countries both contribute to these effects, they tend to experience these impacts unevenly – an imbalance that leads to development challenges and security implications that must be viewed as a matter of economic, social, and political concern.
Please join us on March 11th...(read more)
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