RHok4Peace - Hacking for Humanity




PeaceGeeks is hosting its 1st hackathon of 2015 and its 2nd ever Random Hacks of Kindness to help...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Reflection 20 years after the Rwandan Genocide - by Alan Martin

When I left journalism school in Montreal there were two promises I made myself: a) I would never cover town council meetings; b) stick a microphone in the face of a grieving family member and ask “What are you feeling?” and “How’s about a picture for the front page?” Both, I felt, were below me.

The first promise fell by the way side within three months of graduating when I found myself covering the rural satellite towns of Sudbury, at the time a struggling mining centre in Northern Ontario. For $3 a column inch I did that. It was my baptism to the darkside of the business.

The other earnest pledge took longer to catch up to me. Almost six years later I went to Rwanda to write a magazine piece about the pursuit of justice in a post-genocide era. Within a day of being there I had asked more people about the intimacies of their grief to last a lifetime. For if one is to write about genocide how can the privacies of both the deceased...