28 August, 2015
ARENA: ANALYSIS OF OWN EXPERIENCE.
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“The creative work we were doing during this workshop reminded me of my childhood. I will do exactly the same things for the groups in my community that we have had an opportunity to do here.”
This was the impression of the Georgian participant regarding the results of the Systematization of Experience workshop as well as that of many other participants.
The second workshop within the framework of the three year-project called Arena: Community Theatre and Public Art was held in Tbilisi from August 20-25. The Project was launched in 2015 and is being implemented by Peace Dialogue NGO with participants from the Russian Federation, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan. The first meeting where the participants learned about Systematization of Experience was held in May, 2015. The purpose of this most recent meeting was to analyze the results of the lessons learned from the first meeting. The trainers for the workshop were Marina Grasse and Mirella Galbiati from project’s partner organization in Germany OWEN.
One of the intended outcomes of the Arena project will be the creation of a stronger network of civil society representatives and independent artists from the above mentioned countries. In order to prepare for this workshop, the participants were asked to document a project on human rights and peace building that they are presently involved in. The results were analyzed during the workshop using the innovative and creative tools. more»
22 July, 2015
AWARENESS RAISING MECHANISM FOR THE EFFECTIVE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE ARMENIAN ARMED FORCES.
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In July of 2015 Peace Dialogue launched its one-year project called Awareness Raising Mechanism for the Effective Protection of Human Rights in the Armenian Armed Forces. The project is aimed at raising awareness among local and international communities about the human rights situation in the Republic of Armenia (RA) Armed Forces and mobilizing them to increase public demand for transparency, accountability, and greater respect for human rights in the military. more»
Support for Civil Peace Initiatives
09 June, 2015
YELENA, YEHUDA AND “PEACE FIGHTERS”
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Even if you follow the world news every day, it is possible that you have never heard about Elena, Yehuda or the “Peace Fighters”. Normally the media ignores these people or the stories of such people; instead they prefer to put articles illustrated with glamorous photos of politicians and movie stars in their media outlets.
Very few know that after the civil war in Macedonia, an OSCE Office worker named Elena, whose father is Muslim and mother is Christian, had for many years been the only one who managed to bring together Muslim Albanians and Christian Macedonians at a negotiation table. more»
HR and Democratization
08 June, 2015
IF YOU DON՛T LIKE IT, GET OFF AND TAKE THE NEXT MINIBUS!
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In the framework of the project "Civil control as a tool for the reduction of corruption risks” Peace Dialogue NGO is planning to identify the corruption risks in the transportation sector of Vanadzor, as well as to prepare a package of proposals aimed at improving the functioning of the sector. This package will be provided to the relevant bodies. The project team, together with a journalist, has tried to reveal the perceptions of local citizens in regards to problems in this sector. more»