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Global South

Voice of the People: An interview with the Hankyoreh

Milan Rai interviews a key speaker at the 2011 Rebellious Media Conference.

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Remaining at the edge

An examination of women's participation in formal and informal peace-building activities shows that in most cases women are excluded from formal peace negotiations. Anu Pillay argues that women's participation in designing strategies is essential in adding value to the process of negotiating peace, and reconstructing society after conflict.

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Eden, take two

A Greenpeace-commissioned satellite map of the world released on 13 April has shown that only 10% of the world is covered by intact forest, at the same time the most valuable of these fores

Celebrate, for now

Good news for a change from Turkey: on 9 March, gay Turkish conscientious objector Mehmet Tarhan was unexpectedly released from the military prison in Sivas, following an order by the Milit

EU intervention in Congo: a milestone on the way to a military Europe?

Disguised as a “humanitarian intervention” and giving “support to building democracy”, the sec ond major EU military intervention in Congo began this June.

Socialism for the 21st century?

From 23 to 29 January the “policentric” World Social Forum (WSF) was held in Caracas in Venezuela, the country of president Hugo Chavez's “Bolivarian Revolution”.

Kenya: women's rights

PN How are Habiba International Women and Youth Affairs struggling for women's rights?

Holiday news ...

Passengers hurrying into the main check-in at Edinburgh International Airport on August 22nd were greeted by an unusual sight. A massive banner proclaimed: “MEXICO...

A drop of hope

Soraya began her human rights work when she became a lawyer in 1986 -- a period which she describes as “a very hard time in Colombian history; it was a time when political assassinations an

Defending human rights

Since the Colombia Project was set up 11 years ago, Peace Brigades International has maintained a continuous presence in the regions most affected by the armed conflicts in Colombia.