A discussion with Physicians for Human Rights Israel

“We are a human rights organization focusing on the right to health” said Kifah el Halim, as she began our interview about the organization she works with, Physicians for Human Rights- Israel (PHR-I), in Jaffa, Israel. Physicians for Human Rights is an international network that uses “science and medicine to stop mass atrocities and human […]

InterChange For Peace Uganda Celebrates Eid in 2012 with a Football Match!

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Written by Denis Cox Emuria InterChange for Peace Uganda marked this year’s Eid, the Muslim festival celebrating the end of Ramadan, with a soccer match.  The match was held at St. Anne playgrounds in Lutengo, Nama Sub-County in Mukono District. The match was part of InterChange Uganda’s “Play Soccer, Make Peace” programme, the mission of which […]

Remembering Partition 1947: Dialogue for Healing and Change

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‘Remembering Partition: Dialogue for Healing and Change’ is an event hosted by InterChange GTA as part of our involvement in community based peace-building in a global context.  In 1947, with the independence of India and Pakistan, over a million people were killed, more than 12 million were forced to migrate, and 75000 women were abducted. To commemorate the 65th anniversary […]

Success at Building A Culture of Peace at Centennial College!

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A few months ago we posted a story about the Community Based Peacebuilding workshop series held at Centennial College as part of our Building A Culture of Peace programme. We are pleased to announce the workshop was a great success and we’d like to tell you about it! The unique and customized 4-module workshop, which took place from April […]

Sudanese Students Grace International Day of Tolerance Celebrations in Uganda

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A section of sudanese students studying in Uganda have called upon all stakeholders to be tolerant if we are to achieve total peace in communities. Speaking on behalf of sudanese students studying in Uganda, James Zoal Pekhoa, who is a student of Internations relations and Diplomacy at Cavendish University Uganda, said that there is need […]

Course for Workers in Areas of Regeneration and Peacebuilding in Vukovar, Croatia

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It is now 20 years since the Balkan wars began in 1991. Vukovar was almost completely destroyed in that year.  There were atrocities on all sides. When Charles Tauber came in 1995, there were almost no buildings that were not at least partially destroyed. Vukovar’s history dates back 6000 years.  The first calendar in Europe […]

Doing Peacebuilding Differently: The Nonviolent Communication Approach with Youth Groups in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

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SINCE 2001, September 7th precisely and barely 4 days before the tragic 9/11 episode, the city of Jos, the capital of Plateau State, has unfortunately had routine presence in the global news. The reoccurrence of the crisis in January 2010 changed the colour of attacks and sophistication employed by all the groups involved in the […]

InterChange Uganda lauded over peace

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InterChange Uganda has been hailed for its role in incorporating peace into its programmes of activities. Speaking during a function to bid farewell to a Canadian student, Shannon Davis, the Chairman of Lutengo Local Council, Kasasira Moses Matovu, thanked the InterChange Uganda chapter members for including peace in their list of programmes because there is […]

Tor Iorappu, InterChange Board Member featured in Canadian newspaper

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On April 14, 2011, the Globe & Mail, a Canadian newspaper, featured an article about the situation in Jos, Nigeria, and the work being done by InterChange board member Tor Iorappu.  Titled “An island of sanity in Nigeria’s city of hate”, Tor is quoted in the article as saying: “the politicians here are not interested in […]

Launch of InterChange 4 Peace in Western Uganda

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InterChange 4 Peace, a non governmental organization was launched on November 16th, 2010 in South Western Uganda at a function in Kabale town that was attended by hundreds of people that included civil servants, farmers, businessman and student. Muslim District Khadi south Western Uganda, Sheikh Ahmed Bujura, blessed and commissioned the, Interchange 4 Peace Chapter, […]