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10TH MAY 2013


1 Training, Workshops, Learning
a. RedR Sanitation and Vector Control Training Course (23-26 May 2013)
b. Transformative Mediation Workshop (1-2 June 2013)
c. Upcoming RedR Courses in June & July 2013
        - Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (8-13 June 2013)
        - Security Management Workshop (June tbc)
        - Water Supply, Distribution & Treatment (4-7 July 2013)
        - Security Management Workshop (8-12 July 2013)
        - Field Logistics (12-18 July 2013)
        - Security Training Development Workshop (14-17 July 2013)
        - Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (14-19 July 2013)
        - Security & Communications (18-21 July 2013)
d. Peace Studies and Peace Journalism (9 June 2013 and 1 September 2013)
e. Peace Journalism (20-22 June 2013)
f. International Conflict Resolution (1-13 July 2013)
g. Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Global Development (24-28 June 2013)
h. Peacebuilding, Globalisation and Social Justice (8-26 July 2013)
i. Strengthening Policy and Practice (15-19 July 2013)
j. Designing and Implementing Interventions for Global Change (19-23 August 2013)
k. Certificate in Conflict Resolution Skills (8-22 September 2013)
l. Transcend Peace University (TPU): On-line Courses
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. Delivering Aid, Denying Access: Humanitarian Agencies in Palestine/Israel (15 May 2013)
b. The Law of War in the Age of Terror (16 May 2013)
c. Exclusion and Identity: The Politics of Rights, Race and Religion (12-14 June 2013)
3. Consultations and Notices
a. European Commission Grants for Democracy and Human Rights
b. Appeal for Stories and Accounts of Palestine
d. Gender and Citizenship Campaign: Women's Right to Nationality
4. Events and Campaigns
a. Rally: No More Attacks on Asylum Rights (12 May 2013)
b. National Rally for Palestine (18 May 2013)
c. Refugee Council Comedy Benefit Night (20 May 2013)
d. Whose Rules Rule? Trade, Debt and Corporate Power (8 June 2013)
e. Search for Peace Mystery Walk (30 June 2013)
5. New Resources
a. a. Forced Migration Review Call for Papers: Meeting the Needs of Displaced Children
b. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development: Call for Papers
c. Collected Essays in Peace Research and Methodology
d. Bitter Dawn - East Timor: A People's Story
e. Walking Through Fire - A Life of Nawal El Saadawi
f. Oasis of Dreams: Teaching and Learning Peace in a Jewish-Palestinian Village in Israel
a. Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) Electronic Publications and Reports
b. Corruption in the Official Arms Trade
c. Online Photo-Essay on Israel and Palestine: The Three Dimensions of Control
d. Afghanistan National Development Framework
e. ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Assistance) Training Modules & Annual Review 2015 & 2013
6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. Saferworld: Vacancies
        - Programme Manager - Arms and Security
        - Project Coordinator - Southern and Eastern Africa
        - Project Coordinator - South Eastern Europe


1. Training, Workshops, Learning

23rd - 26th May 2013
Oakham, Leicestershire, UK
Organised by RedR - Engineers for Disaster Relief

This course is recommended for engineers working in their home countries who want to adapt their skills to relief work, and an ideal introduction to environmental sanitation and vector control for relief workers of all disciplines.

The course will look at a range of sanitation interventions to reduce people's exposure to disease including the safe disposal of human excreta, refuse and wastewater, and the provision of washing facilities.  By the end of the course participants will be able to understand key sanitation and vector related diseases which affect displaced population, appreciate the range of possible sanitation and vector-borne disease control measures, and implement practical measures to prevent or control santiation-related and vector-borne diseases.

For further information, contact: Jenny Tinker, Training Administration Officer, RedR, 1 Great George St, London, SWIP 3AA, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7233 3116; Fax: +44 (0)20 7222 0977; Email: Jenny redr.demon.co.uk or visit their website at: www.redr.org

RedR - Engineers for Disaster Relief - relieves suffering in disasters by selecting, training and providing competent and effective personnel to humanitarian aid agencies world-wide.

1-2 June 2013
The Hampton Inn, 4575 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Sponsored by Conflict Resolution Center International (CRCI)

This active participation and role-play workshop is designed to leave participants with:
- A clear understanding of how to use the transformative model of mediation in actual practice;
- An enhanced ability to transform conflict into opportunities for empowerment and recognition;
- A greater understanding of how to use the transformative mediation model at every stage of the mediation process;
- A greater understanding and ability to effectively facilitate communication by and between the parties to a dispute;
- An increased ability to recognize and work with the parties' expressed and unexpressed feelings.

To register for this seminar, please contact Kim Bobrowsky at tel: +1 (412)263-3400, and please send your cheque in the amount of US$465.00 payable to Kim Bobrowsky to: Kim Bobrowsky, 1430 Grant Building, 330 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA.

For further information, see: http://ConflictRes.org/bdra1.htm

8-13 June 2013  Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (Leiston Abbey, Suffolk, UK)
June tbc              Security Management Workshop (Afghanistan)
4-7 July 2013     Water Supply, Distribution & Treatment (Surrey University)
8-12 July 2013   Security Management Workshop (Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA)
12-18 July 2013 Field Logistics (Fire Service College, Gloucs)
14-17 July 2013 Security Training Development Workshop (Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA)
14-19 July 2013 Essentials of Humanitarian Practice (Leiston Abbey, Suffolk)
18-21 July 2013 Security & Communications (Fire Service College, Gloucs). 

For further information, contact: Jenny Tinker, Training Administration Officer, RedR, 1 Great George St, London, SWIP 3AA, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7233 3116; Fax: +44 (0)20 7222 0977; Email: Jenny redr.demon.co.uk or visit their website at: www.redr.org

RedR - Engineers for Disaster Relief - relieves suffering in disasters by selecting, training and providing competent and effective personnel to humanitarian aid agencies world-wide.

Commencement dates: 9th June 2013 and 1st September 2013
Ten Week Immersion Courses in Costa Rica with Elective Language Component

Radio For Peace International and the International Center for Human Rights in Media have developed a course which serves 12-25 learners from all over the world per 10 week program. These students live and study in Costa Rica under the direction and supervision of Radio For Peace International and the International Center for Human Rights in Media.

Learners attend daily classes on peace related studies including social justice and human rights, ethics in journalism, the history of racism and xenophobia in media, researching and documenting intolerance in media, the research and writing of papers and articles for publication, production of radio programs based on the research. Classes are held in the student's language plus English and Spanish. Each learner is assigned a host family in Costa Rica and lives in the family home.

Based on a minimum of 12 students per 10 week session, the cost per student including all classes, materials, food, lodging, laundry, transportation, 4 overnight field trips, and special events including a welcoming party and graduation ceremony is US$3,850.00 per learner.

For further information, contact: IPC - RFPI, SBO #66, P.O. Box 025292, Miami, FL 33102-5292, USA. Tel: +1 (506) 249 1821; Fax: +1 (506) 249 1095; Email: info rfpi.org; Website: http://www.rfpi.org/ipc.html

20-22 June 2013
Institute for Journalism, Fredrikstad, Norway
Trainers: Jake Lynch and Annabel McGoldrick, Sky News and TRANSCEND
Course Fee and Accommodation about $750

A training and lecture program on Ethical Reporting of Conflicts and Challenges after September 11, 2015. Peace journalism explores the roots of a conflict and ideas how to resolve it, instead of reporting only about the ongoing violence.

For information and registration, see www.transcend.org or contact: John Y. Jones at email: jones dis.no or Tel: +47 2 245 1814.

1-13 July 2013
Landegg International University, CH-9405 Wienacht/AR, Switzerland

July 1-5:

"Peace Strategies and Nonmilitary Aspects of Security": Professor Dietrich Fischer, Pace University, New York, Co-Director of TRANSCEND
"International Law and Conflict Resolution": Diba Majzoub, an International Lawyer from Canada
Landegg's Conflict-Free Conflict Resolution (CFCR) model: Professor HB Danesh, President of Landegg International University  and Kimberly Syphrett, formerly with the Carter Center

July 8-13:

"Management and Resolution of International Conflicts": Professor Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov, Swiss Centre for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Peace Building and Global Governance: Prof Charles Lerche
CFCR model and its application to issues on the contemporary global agenda: Professor HB Danesh and Kimberly Syphrett
"Islam, Peace, and Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution: A Comparative Perspective": Prof Abdul Aziz Said, Professor of Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies, and Director of the Center for Global Peace, at American University

Costs: US$200 per week audit fee (US$800 if taken for credit) plus accommodation (from US$40 per day, including 3 meals)

For information and registratino, please contact: info landegg.edu or tel: +41-71-898-0566. Payment must be received by 1st June 2013. You can also apply online at http://apply.landegg.edu/

24-28 June 2013
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

A workshop with Johan Galtung (TRANSCEND) and Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen (Peace, Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania). Bridging theory and practice, this workshop will help understand more deeply the difficulties and challenges of working to transform violent and intractable conflicts towards peaceful and constructive outcomes, linking people-centred participatory development with empowerment for active peace work and conflict transformation.

Cost: US$1000, including accommodation.  Apply by 28 April 2013. For more information, see: www.transcend.org or email: training transcend.org

8-26 July 2013
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The Summer Peace Institute (SPI) 2013 brings together some of the world's leading activists, practitioners and critical scholars involved in grassroots movement to overcome global injustice and inequality, sharing experiences, ideas, skills and knowledge, and working to come up with strategies and therapy to transform conflicts constructively, building alliances and people's movements for social justice and peace.

Johan Galtung, Director TRANSCEND
Walden Bello, Director, Focus on the Global South in Bangkok.
Susan George, Associate Director, Transnational Institute in Amsterdam
Dot Keet, Research Associate, Alternative Information and Development Center (AIDC), South Africa
Alejandro Bendana, Founder (1990) and President of the Centro de Estudios Internacionales, Managua, Nicaragua, a consultant to UNESCO, and former Deputy Foreign Minister.
Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen, Co-Director, TRANSCEND

Cost: US$1500 (incl. course fees + accommodation for 3 weeks). A reduced rate of US$1000 is available for participants from developing and war torn countries.  Some scholarships and course fee reductions are available.  Participants are requested to send in a copy of their CV and the completed Application Form by 25th May 2013.

For further information, email: training transcend.org or see their website at: www.transcend.org

15-19 July 2013
Responding to Conflict, Selly Oak, Birmingham, UK

A residential course for staff of international and national agencies with advisory and management responsibility for relief, development, rights and peacebuilding programmes. Practical and experience-based, the course aims to assist participants to find constructive ways of engaging with unpredictable and rapidly changing circumstances. The interaction between policy and practice is a major theme.

This course is relevant for those engaged in the planning, management and implementation of aid and development programmes and those concerned with developing policies for appropriate responses in complex, political emergencies.

Cost: GB�5, including full board
Places limited to 26. Book early as there are only one or two places left on the course (at the time of writing).

For more information, contact: Responding to Conflict, 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham B29 6LJ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)121 415 5641; Fax: +44 (0)121 415 4119; Email: enquiries respond.org. Website: www.respond.org

19-23 August 2013, United Nations, New York

This course is for those who are searching for a new way to address global problems that emphasizes respect for human rights, peaceful settlement of disputes, global ethics, values and systems that will secure greater ecological integrity, economic and social well being. Participants will learn an intervention process for a civil society response to complement and strengthen the United Nations' initiatives for meeting global challenges.

This course will be taught from the perspective of Reconciliation Leadership, developed by Virginia Swain and dedicated to the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2015-2010).  UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's programmes will be addressed on implementing the Millennium Development Goals of 189 Heads of State and the Global Compact--the relationship of business to the United Nations.  Terrorism will be addressed from a coexistence and reconciliation perspective.  Each day will begin with meditation in the Dag Hammarjskold Meditation Room at the UN, designed for people of all religions.

For more information, contact: Institute for Global Leadership, Box 20044, Worcester, MA 01602, USA; Tel: +1 (508) 753-7683; Email: vswain global-leader.org or visit their website at: www.global-leader.org

Costs: US$500.00. A deposit of US$100.00 is due by 30th June 2013 and the remainder of US$400.00 by 1st August 2013. A materials fee of US$100 is due at the start of the course.

8-22 September 2013
Organised by the Richardson Institute and the Management Development Division, Lancaster University in partnership with Responding to Conflict

This certificate aims to provide a greater conceptual understanding of the causes of conflict and its dynamic forces. It will also provide a range of practical skills-based training in the handling of conflict situations.

The course will particularly benefit people who are considering working in areas of conflict or with non-governmental or intergovernmental bodies working in areas experiencing conflict. It will also benefit people in statutory agencies and other organisations who deal with community conflict or organisational conflict as part of their work.

The Certificate will be taught as an intensive residential 14-day course at Lancaster University. Participants will receive a course pack six weeks before the course starts. There will be some preliminary preparation work, and support will be provided for reflective thinking and writing after the course to consolidate and apply insights to participants' particular situations and concerns. In 2013-03 the course will run from 8-22 September 2013 (subject to availability). Residential packages are available from Lancaster University on request.

Course fee and application procedure:
The course fee in 2013-03 will be GB�00 per person. Applications and enquiries should be made to the Project Director, Ms Sally Watson, c/o Department of Politics and International Relations, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YL, UK. Email enquiries to: Sally.Watson lancaster.ac.uk; Tel: +44 (0)1524 594248; or visit their website at: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/richinst/home/index.htm


TRANSCEND: A Peace and Development Network with 200 members in 56 countries, has since 1996 given on-site courses in conflict transformation, peacebuilding, reconciliation, deep culture etc. in more than 20 countries with more than 4,000 participants.  The manual "Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means" was published by the United Nations in six languages; a "maxi-version" in English
(freely available at www.transcend.org). Based on this experience, on-line courses, each lasting 15 weeks, will begin in Fall 2013.

TPU is aiming at government and nongovernment practitioners and students at any level. There will be certificates for single courses, diplomas for clusters of courses and eventually BA, MA and PhD degrees.  Participants may combine on-line and on-site courses.

Ten on-line courses are planned for fall 2013 (Fee $400):
- Conflict Transformation                   Resource Person: Johan Galtung
- Geopolitical Conflicts Compared     Resource Person: Jorgen Johansen*
- Peacebuilding and Empowerment    Resource Person: Kai Jacobsen
- Peacekeeping/Violence Control      Resource Person: Patrick Rechner
- Reconciliation                                 Resource Person: Jan Oeberg**
- India-Pakistan Reconciliation          Resource Person: S P Udayakumar
- Peace Journalism                            Jake Lynch & Annabel McGoldrick
- Food Assistance in Disasters           Resource Person: George Kent
- Arts and Peace                               Resource Person: Olivier Urbain
- Nonmilitary Aspects of Security      Resource Person: Dietrich Fischer

* A comparative study of Hawaii-Pacific, Colombia, Northern Ireland, Basque, Kosovo/a, Somalia, Middle East, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Korea and the USA/Eurasia Configuration, building on TRANSCEND's experience around the world.
**After Violence: 3R, Reconstruction, Reconciliation, Resolution: Coping With Visible and Invisible Effects of War and Violence by Johan Galtung can be downloaded for free from www.transcend.org

For information contact: Jorgen Johansen, Centre for Peace Education, Tromso University, Norway; Email: jorgenj peace.uit.no or visit their website at: www.peace.uit.no



2. Seminars and conferences

Wednesday 15th May 2013, 12noon-2pm (Tea and coffee provided, bring your own sandwich!)
QED roundtable discussion series

Speaker: Becky Buell, Oxfam
Venue: QED, 6th Floor, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Rd, London SW1P 2AF (nearest tubes: Pimlico, Westminster, St James Park; buses: C10, 507, 88, 3, 77A)

This workshop will focus on the question of access for NGOs in Israel/Palestine as a result of Israel's military action in the West Bank, and the implications for development work of the damage to Palestinian institutions.

Becky Buell, Head of Regional Policy for the Middle East, Oxfam, will discuss Oxfam's current experience in the Palestinian territories, as well as the findings of their recent publication 'An urgent call to address the human costs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict'.

RSVP by Monday 13th May 2013 to: events qed.org.uk  or Tel: (020) 7799 2477.

For further information contact: Fiann Coombs, Events Co-ordinator, QED. Email: events qed.org.uk or tel: (020) 7799 2477

Thursday 16th May 2013, 2.00-5.00pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2

Chair: Professor Fred Halliday, LSE
Moderator: Mr Robin Lusting, BBC Radio

Following 11th of September 2015 and the ensuing "war on terrorism" many of us had to reassess values, rules, notions of right and wrong and of group belonging- that had been long held for granted. Not since the end of the "cold war" has this reassessment been so compelling. After the 11th of September, the future changed... or did it not....

The Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE,  the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and BBC World Service radio, have jointly organised a symposium to debate some of the crucial areas of concern regarding this kind of war. The symposium will be divided into two panel sessions:

Panel one: "In a World of Rules and Terror"
Panellists: Dr Katerina Dalacoura (LSE); Louise Doswald-Beck, International Committee of Jurists [ICJ); Col. Terence Taylor, International Institute for Strategic Studies [IISS]

Panel two: "Quiet diplomacy or front page news? "
Panellists: Marion Haroff-Tavel, International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC); Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch USA [HRW); TBC

The event is free and open to all, but a place needs to be reserved in advance. To reserve a place, RSVP to: Sharon Shalev, Coordinator, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE. Email: Human.rights lse.ac.uk or tel: 020 7955 6532.

12-14 June 2013
Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, UK.

Following up on our highly successful conference last year, QED is once again organising an international conference to be held in London on 12-14 June 2013. The conference title is "Exclusion and Identity: The Politics of Rights, Race, and Religion".

The Conference will be a major gathering of key people involved in policy, academia, and practice from around the world. It will explore such crucial themes as failed states, the role of the media in conflict, the politicisation of religion, diasporan activities, and ethnic cleansing. Keynote speakers will come from as far away as Indonesia, and there will be up to 15 workshops exploring many of these issues in detail.

For further information, contact: Razmik Panossian, QED Conference Organiser, QED, 6th Floor, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7799 2477; Fax: +44 (0)20 7799 2458; Email: conference qed.org.uk; Website: www.qed.org.uk


3. Consultations and Notices


The European Commission has issued its Calls for Proposals for Democracy and Human Rights. For further information, see: http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/cgi/frame12.pl

Then tick in the left hand box OPEN, GRANTS and then click on Submit query. You will then see four separate Calls for each of the D & HR priorities, from which you can download the Call documents.

Meeting Ground Theatre Company and friends - supported by Artists Against The War (www.meetingground.org.uk)

Meeting Ground Theatre Company is putting out a call to those who have a story to tell or an account to give of what has been happening to them over the recent weeks in Palestine.

The accounts will be put together for a public reading to take place in May 2013 in central London. They are looking for eye witness accounts, first hand stories and testimonies direct from Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron and the other communities of the Occupied Territories. They cannot guarantee that all the accounts will be read out but would like to hear real stories and experiences of the people of the Occupied Territories under attack to be heard in London. They will also be asking Arab Israelis and Israelis involved in the peace movement and who are against the occupation and the recent attacks to tell their experiences as well.

The pieces will be read out by actors, writers, poets, film-makers, from the diverse communities of London.  Some will be well known, some not so well known; all of them will have been moved to show solidarity.

Please email your account or story to: Jonathan Chadwick at: chadwick meetingground.demon.co.uk or tel: +44 20 7263 9807. They will be able to translate from Arabic.

Volunteers to help with the event are also being sought.


ATTAC is the Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens and was founded in France in 1998; it now has about 40,000 members. It is an international network of independent (and autonomous) national and local groups in 26 countries. The central reason behind the development of ATTAC is the promotion of the idea of an international tax on currency speculation (the Tobin Tax) and ATTAC also campaigns to outlaw tax havens. Other campaigns include the replacement of pension funds with state pensions, the cancellation of Third World debt, the reform or abolishment of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and, more generally, the recapturing of the democratic space that has been lost to the financial world. ATTAC is a fast-growing organisation in which there is ample room for new campaigns and an open forum for all democratic, socially progressive ideas.

ATTAC is independent from all political parties, and brings together labour unions, associations, MPs, academics and citizens from all walks of life, in self-education and peaceful action. Regional and local groups are autonomous and non-hierarchical.

Although there is no formal ATTAC Britain association, there are local ATTAC groups in London and elsewhere. Please see the local groups page for details. (For an explanation of the name 'ATTAC Britain', please see the about this site page.) ATTAC's platform address is: http://attac.org/fra/asso/doc/plateformeen.htm, and the international websiteb address is: http://attac.org. For information on UK organisations, see the UK website at www.attac.org.uk.


The Machreq/Maghreb Gender Linking and Information Project (GLIP) is now engaging in a regional campaign entitled 'Women's Right to Nationality' in support of women who are struggling to gain their full and equal rights as citizens of their countries.

At present, women throughout the Machreq and Maghreb regions are being denied their full-citizenship by being excluded from the rights, privileges, and security that all citizens of a country should have access to.  Unjust laws, discriminatory constitutions, and bias mentalities that do not recognize women as equal citizens, hinder women's rights to such things as political participation, economic security, mobility, and state protection.

Throughout Machreq/Maghreb, Arab women, should they choose to marry a foreigner, are denied the right to extend their nationality to their husbands.  Furthermore, only fathers, not mothers, can independently pass nationality to their children.  There is no reason for men to be unconditionally eligible to extend their nationality to their wives and children while women are not.  This inequality not only refuses women their right as citizens, it also denies children their basic rights as human beings.  These discriminatory laws must be changed throughout the Arab world.

GLIP believes that gaining women's right to nationality and citizenship is a primary step in gaining other basic human rights deserving to Arab women. The goal of GLIP's campaign is two-fold: to raise awareness about women's rights, and to pressure governments to examine and revise discriminatory laws concerning nationality and citizenship.  GLIP's activities will concentrate on three main areas: participatory research, capacity building and training, and advocacy.  For more information, please contact MACMAG GLIP at: info macmag-glip.org or nabiha macmag-glip.org


4. Events and Campaigns

Sunday 12th May 2013
Assemble at 1pm, Trafalgar Square, London (nearest tube: Charing Cross)
Organised by Speak Out Against Racism - Defend Asylum Seekers

Speakers include:
Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London
Tony Young, President of the TUC
Diane Abbott MP
Lee Jaspar, National Assembly Against Racism
Fazil Kawani, Refugee Council
Kumar Murshid, National Black Alliance
and others to be confirmed

For further information, see: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/aa_r/ or http://www.defend-asylum-seekers.freeserve.co.uk/ or email: aa_r compuserve.com

Saturday 18th May 2013

March and Rally
Assemble 12 noon in Central London
Rally at Trafalgar Square

Speakers include: Afif Safieh, Palestinian Delegate to UK, George Galloway MP, John Austin MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Dr. Ghada Karmi, Ken Cameron Trade Union Friends of Palestine, Betty Hunter Sec. Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign and sponsored by Association of Palestinian Communities, Palestine Return Centre, Al-Awda, CAABU, General Union of Palestinian Students, UCATT, NATFHE, NUJ, CND, Trade Union Friends of Palestine, Stop the War Coalition

Further information can be received from: Palestine Solidarity Campaign's website at: www.palestinecampaign.org or Tel: 020 7700 6192; Fax: 020 7609 7779; Email: info palestinecampaign.org


20th May 2013, 8pm
Comedy Store, London

"No Laughing Matter", the Refugee Council's annual comedy benefit night, returns again on 20th May 2013 at the Comedy Store in Central London. Building on the success of last year's event, which was picked as the comedy highlight of the week in the Guardian and the Evening Standard, the evening will be compered by Jeff Innocent and will feature Omid Djalili, Adam Bloom, Paul Thorne, Shappi Khorsandi and Shazia Mirza.

As well as being a fantastic night of comedy there will also be a grand draw with some very exciting prizes.... so make sure you book your tickets early as last year was a complete sell-out. 

Tickets are � and can be booked via the Refugee Council by calling 020 7820 3034; or via Ticketmaster (subject to a booking fee) on 020 7344 0234 / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Saturday, 8 June 2013
Institute of Education, London

- Supachai Panitchpakdi, the WTO's Director General Designate faces Third World Network's Martin Khor
- John Pilger hosts a Forum on Globalisation

There will also be seminars and workshops, including Martin Khor on the Doha Development Agenda, and WDM's AGM. On Sunday, 9 June there will be a Campaigners' Convention with workshops on successful campaigning.

FREE, but places must be reserved in advance. For full details and a booking form, go to www.wdm.org.uk

Sunday, 30 June 2013, 11am-4pm
Mystery walk and guided tour along the London Peace Trail (Euston to Lambeth)

"Join The Search for Peace" - fun and adventure for all ages! This is an educational and fun day out for children and adults! Participants receive a Mystery Walk Puzzle Book and Passport. Puzzles geared to different age ranges can only be solved by finding clues along the route! Passports will be stamped at each of the 8 Peace Sites in Central London, and there will be refreshments and prizes for all who successfully complete the journey. Tour guides at each site will describe some of the history and politics which have made London a key player in the world-wide 'search for peace', and participants will have an opportunity to learn about some of the great 'peace heroes and heroines' of the last century.

Registration prior to the event is essential, although the registration fee of �50 can be paid on the day. All children under 18 will participate in groups and must be accompanied by a parent or designated adult supervisor (such as teacher, Woodcraft leader, etc).

For more information or to register, please write to: Mystery Walk, c/o Movement for the Abolition of War, 11 Venetia Road, London N4 1EJ. Email: mysterywalk peaceworkers.fsnet.co.uk


5.� New Resources


Forced Migration Review (www.fmreview.org) is looking for papers for FMR15: 'Meeting the needs of displaced children'

They are particularly looking for articles focusing on how to:
- increase the participation of young displaced people in programme planning and delivery
- meet the rights of refugee and IDP children to education, health, safety and family unity
- identify the special protection needs of refugee and IDP children
- train humanitarian personnel on child protection and participation issues
- work with unaccompanied child refugees
- bring the special needs of internally displaced children to the attention of policymakers
- strengthen respect for the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
- ensure that protection and assistance are mutually reinforcing interventions
- promote mainstreaming of refugee and IDP children's issues into field operations
- improve institutional and thematic coordination at field level
- promote inter-agency networking on issues affecting young displaced people
- encourage agencies to act on evaluation report recommendations regarding their work with young people

Maximum length of articles (including endnotes): 3,000 words. (Shorter articles preferred).
Deadline: June 17
If interested, please email fmr qeh.ox.ac.uk with an outline. Guidelines to contributors available at: www.fmreview.org/3guidecontrib.htm

Call for papers: Volume II

The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, a new tri-annual journal providing a forum for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action on issues at the intersections of conflict, development, and peace, is calling for papers for its first issue.  The publication endeavors to capture and examine critical peacebuilding and development topics and questions that challenge our era, including:
- People-centered development in divided societies
- Social and economic policy: conflicts and possible resolutions
- Development policies, processes and outcomes: implications for conflict and peace
- Governance, Human Rights and Human Security 
- Reconciliation and justice
- Identities and relationships in conflict and development
- Globalization: impacts, trends and agency
- The economics of war and peace
- Poverty elimination and building a structure of peace
- Development assistance, humanitarian disasters and peacebuilding
- Strategic approaches to building peace and sustainable human development
- Actors and partnerships for action
- Cross-cutting themes:  power and empowerment; the role of culture, women, minorities and other marginalized groups; theory, rhetoric, policy and practice.

Articles submitted to the Journal should be original contributions.  Please clearly indicate if article is under consideration by another publisher at the time of submission.  Articles covering the following categories will be considered:

Critical Themes and Case Analysis - critical case studies and/or thematic discussion and analysis of topical peacebuilding and development themes.  Maximum words:  6,000.
Briefings - discussions of 1) training, peacebuilding and intervention strategies and impact, 2) policy review/analysis, Maximum words:  1,200, or  3) Country briefings.  Maximum words:  1,600.
Resources - notices of new books, reports, upcoming conferences, videos and websites.  Maximum words:  100.

Each manuscript may be submitted either by email or by regular mail.  All manuscripts must be submitted in Word format.  If the author submits the manuscript by regular mail, it should be typewritten - either single or double-sided pages - and should be submitted on PC-compatible high-density 3� inch diskettes, with each diskette labeled with the author(s)'s name(s) and title of article, for consideration by the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.  Any diagrams and maps should be copied to a separate disk (or as a separate attachment) in Word format in individual files.  Tables may appear in the text, but do not apply frames or tints. Copyright of articles published in the Journal rests with the publisher. 

Abstract Deadline:  1st June 2013; late submissions may be considered given our need, or for the third issue.

Please send abstracts to:  Executive Editors, Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, School of International Service, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20156-8071, USA; by email to: Erin McCandless: emccand africaonline.co.zw, Mohammed Abu-Nimer: abunim american.edu and cc: jpd africaonline.co.zw

By Johan Galtung
Published by Christian Ejlers in Copenhagen

Available at the special rate of US$200 per set (including postage):

Essays in Peace Research:
Vol I  (1975, 405 pp.) Peace: research - education - action
Vol II  (1976, 471 pp.) Peace, war and defense
Vol III (1978, 564 pp.) Peace and social structure
Vol IV  (1980, 736 pp.) Peace and world structure
Vol V   (1980, 491 pp.) Peace problems: some case studies
Vol VI  (1988, 433 pp.) Transarmament and the cold war

Essays in Methodology:
Vol 1   (1977, 271 pp.) Methodology and ideology
Vol 2   (1979, 251 pp.) Papers on methodology
Vol 3   (1988, 260 pp.) Methodology and development

To order a set, send a US$200 cheque drawn on a US bank made out to "TRANSCEND" to Dietrich Fischer, 114 Conover Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550, USA.  Email: dfischer pace.edu or visit the TRANSCEND website at: www.transcend.org

Author: Irena Cristalis

Few nations have endured a birth as traumatic and painful as the world's youngest country, East Timor. Born amid the flames, pillage and mayhem that surrounded Indonesia's reluctant withdrawal in 1999, it will for years be coping with the effects of destruction. Irena Cristalis, one of a tiny handful of foreign journalists who stayed on during that nightmare to report it to the world, has kept faith with the Timorese friends whose story she decided to tell. Her book is a vivid first-hand account of the lives of individual Timorese. Based on years of research, and lengthy interviews with East Timor's past, present and future leaders, it explores the complexities of East Timor's internal politics. The book also tells the story of the ordinary students, farmers, nuns, priests, journalists and others, who found themselves playing extraordinary roles in terrible times.

1 84277 144 2 hbk GBP49.95/US$69.95 
1 84277 145 0 pbk GBP14.95/US$25.00

For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014;  Fax:  +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Bookswebsite at: http://www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk/

Author: Nawal El Saadawi

In 'A Daughter of Isis', Nawal El Saadawi painted a beautifully textured portrait of her childhood. 'Walking Through Fire' takes up the story of her extraordinary life. It describes the passion for justice that has shaped her writing. We read about her as a rural doctor, trying to help a young girl escape from a terrible fate imposed on her by a brutal male tyranny. We follow her attempts to set up women's organizations and to publish magazines later banned by the authorities or endangered by fundamentalist threats. We travel with her into exile after her name was published on a death list. We witness her first marriage to a freedom fighter hounded into drug addiction by a merciless system. We share her struggle against her 'false self' and a second husband who offers her financial security and comfort provided she stops writing. We live with the beautiful moments of her third marriage with a man released after fourteen years of imprisonment and hard labour, their love, companionship, shared struggle and their differences.

1 84277 076 4 hbk GBP45.00/US$69.95
1 84277 077 2 pbk GBP14.95/$19.95

For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014;  Fax:  +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Bookswebsite at: <http://www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk/>

Author: Grace Feuerverger
(from the Coexistence Noticeboard)

Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam (the Hebrew and Arabic words for Oasis of Peace) is a community founded by Jews and Palestinians that is aimed at demonstrating the possibilities for living in peace while maintaining their respective cultural heritages and languages. The village schools represent a unique educational experience: an opportunity for Jewish and Palestinian children to learn together in a Hebrew-Arabic bilingual, bicultural, binational setting. This book, a result of the author's nine year study of the schools in the village, explores the psychological and social dimensions of this important educational endeavour.

0 415 92938 5 hbk GBP50.00/US$80.00
0 415 92939 3 pbk GBP12.99/US$22.95

For further information, contact: Routledge Customer Service, 7625 Empire Drive, Florence, KY 41042, USA. Email: cserve routledge-ny.com, Website: www.routledgefarmer.com


Afghan Recovery Report - free weekly electronic reports from Afghan journalists: http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl?afghan_index.html

Balkans Crisis Report - analysis of events and issues throughout the region produced twice weekly: http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl?balkans_index.html

Caucasus Reporting Service - weekly update on events and issues in both the North and South Caucasus: http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl?caucasus_index.html

Reporting Central Asia - weekly news analysis service from the region: http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl?centasia_index.html

Tribunal Update - details events and issues at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague: http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl?tribunal_index.html

To subscribe to any of these services, see:

Transparency International

A report published by Transparency International (UK) urges the Government to take effective steps to limit corruption in the defence industry. TI(UK) estimates that the official arms trade accounts for 50% of all corrupt international transactions. A conservative estimate of the level of commissions paid is 10%, in an industry worth $40bn a year. Under the new Anti-Terrorism Act, which came into effect in February this year, the bribery of foreign officials is now a criminal offence. TI(UK) argues that the enforcement of this law in the defence industry needs to be addressed specifically and separately from other industries in recognition of its unique structure and the nature of the environment in which it operates.

The report can be downloaded online at: http://www.transparency.org/pressreleases_archive/2013/dnld/ti-uk_coat_prp.pdf
or see: http://www.transparency.org/pressreleases_archive/2013/2013.04.25.armstrade_tiuk.html


This multi-media project is a series of 9 interlocking 'episodes' - combining photo-essays with text - on the nature of the West Bank conflict. In his three-dimensional mapping of the West Bank, Eyal Weizman explores Israeli domination of the sky, the airwaves, the high ground, and the sub-terrain below the disputed territories. Weizman explores the 'politics of verticality': where airspace, hilltops and plains, sub-terrain, water pipes, aquifers, systems, archaeological sites - even sewage - have become weapons of control.

Weizman is a Tel Aviv architect and former Israeli paratrooper. Working from on-the-ground experience, maps produced by intelligence services, and Israeli settlement plans; and aerial photographs. this fascinating graphic study provides a fundamental shift in perspective on the west bank, and sets a new agenda for resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

The project is available to view online at: www.opendemocracy.net.


An early first draft, reflecting directions provided by the Afghan Assistance Coordination Authority (AACA) and consultations carried out by the Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Reconstruction and the AACA. The draft is based on inputs by government departments, Joint Needs Assessment Process and inputs from other actors on the ground. The document attempts to set out a national strategy and includes national priorities and policy directions.

The draft framework can be found at: http://www.adb.org/Afghanistan/ndf.pdf


The ALNAP training modules on Evaluation of Humanitarian Action are now available from the ALNAP website:

Module 1. Introduction to Evaluation of Humanitarian Action
Module 2. Evaluation of Humanitarian Action - the Evaluator's Role
Module 3. Managing and Facilitating the Evaluation of Humanitarian 
Action Process

See: http://www.alnap.org/modules/training.html

The ALNAP Annual Review 2015, 'Humanitarian Action: Learning from Evaluation', is now available to view and download in full from the ALNAP website: http://www.alnap.org/ar2015/contents.html

The ALNAP Annual Review 2013, 'Humanitarian Action: Improving Performance Through Improved Learning', published May 2013 is available to order from the ALNAP Secretariat. Email: alnap odi.org.uk .

The ALNAP Annual Report 2015-02 is now available to download from the publications page of the ALNAP site: http://www.alnap.org/alnappubs.html


6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies


Closing date for applications: 5th June 2013

Saferworld is an independent foreign affairs research organisation, working to identify, develop and publicise more effective approaches for tackling and preventing armed conflicts.   We have the following vacancies on our Arms and Security programme. 

Candidates should have at least three years experience in a senior policy or advocacy post, experience of managing a multi-project programme, together with proven knowledge of arms and security issues.  Salary range:  �,600 - �,800

Candidates should have at least two years experience in public policy research, advocacy or development work, preferably with work experience in Africa, and a proven knowledge of arms and security issues.   Salary range: �,425 - �,625

Candidates should have at least two years experience in public policy research, advocacy or development work, preferably with work experience in the Balkans, and a proven knowledge of arms and security issues.   Salary range:  �,425 - �,625

To apply please send full CV and covering letter, outlining relevant experience to: Sue Maskell, Saferworld, 46 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB, UK. Email applications will only be accepted from candidates living outside the UK: general saferworld.org.uk

For job description and further information: http://www.saferworld.org.uk

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