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...
|PeaceTalks #20: Crying foul in Brazil: Social violence, activism, and the legacy of the 2014 FIFA...||
Once every four years the whole world tunes in to amazing displays of soccer. While this past year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil was no exception, something was different: thousands of Brazilians took to the streets to protest the very event that they loved. Why were Brazilians demonstrating? What human rights violations were committed because of this event? And how are these infringements repeated in other countries that host large sporting events?
In this talk, Carolyn will explore the social violence of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. She will show how the Brazilian government...(read more)
|July 2014 Newsletter||
The July 2014 Newsletter is an overview of what the Geeks have been up to in the first half of 2014. We have six projects close to completion with groups such as the Foundation for Women Affected by Conflicts in Northern Uganda. Get a re-cap on the Spring session of PeaceTalks. Meet some of the Geeks, our strongest supporters and our strategic partners, without whose hard work and support our work would not be possible. Learn ways you can support our work and help us to build a strong foundation for sustainability moving forward.(read more)
|Play for Peace Tournament||
About Play for Peace Tournament
Please note: Play for Peace Tournament postponed until Saturday, October 18, 2014.
To help raise funds and awareness about our work, and to generally have a geeky good time, PeaceGeeks is hosting a premier eSports tournament in Vancouver. Come Play for Peace with us! Showcase your FIFA 14 and NHL 14 skills in the Play for Peace Tournament for a chance to win up to $1,000 in prizes. FIFA World Cup quarter final soccer games in Brazil will be screened live during the event! We will also have a silent auction with some great prizes to...(read more)
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