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Global Peacemaker Network

The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) is proud to create the Global Peacemaker Network, an online platform for students, teachers, conflict resolution and peacebuilding professionals, policy makers and global citizens. This network is an open source virtual space with information about Peacebuilding and Community Building acting as a social network utilizing technology, education, vocational tools , global resource mapping along with security and development topics from around world – from Conflict Resolution Education materials for teachers to the impact of technology and natural resources in global security. We welcome you to view the Resource Library below and contribute a resource.

Reflective Peacebuilding: A Planning, Monitoring and Learning Toolkit

The overarching theme of the Toolkit is learning before, during and after implementation of peacebuilding programs. Within one will find exploring connections between learning and effective peacebuilding practice; suggested practices for reflection and learning as individuals and communities; ethical considerations for monitoring, evaluations and learning; change that promotes peacebuilding practice and tools to understand change as well as develop indicators to trace changes; planning for long-term change and increasing peacebuilding activities; monitoring and evaluation practices; documentation of practices to enhance peacebuilding learning. ~Joan Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies ~University of Notre Dame ~Catholic Relief Services Southeast, East Asia Regional Office read more

Vision of Humanity: Global Peace Index

We are living in the most peaceful time in human history, however the last seven years has seen a notable deterioration in levels of peace. The 2014 Global Peace Index shows that since 2008, 111 countries have become less peaceful, while only 51 have become more peaceful. Explore the data and see where your country ranks with the interactive Global Peace Index map. To read an analysis of the state of peace, as well as our new research on countries at risk, download the 2014 Global Peace Index Report.  read more

Mapping Arms Data | 1992 to 2011

Interactive map that shows weapons and arms trade, imports/exports from 1992-2011  read more

BBC News | Profile Malala Yousafzai

It has only been five years since Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai wrote an anonymous diary about life under Taliban rule in north-west Pakistan. Since then she has been shot in the head by the militants and become the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. ~bbc.com read more

The Nobel Peace Prize: Malala Yousafzai

Official site of the Nobel Prize with information about Malala Yousafzai read more

Malala Yousafzai

As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived. biography.com read more

Yes...That's Bullying

Henry's feelings are hurt when his classmates leave him out, ruin his artwork and call him names. Thanks to Selena, who quietly alerts the teacher, the bullying behavior is stopped. The classroom is reminded that everyone deserves respect. Short animated video showing bullying and consequences, www.stopbullying.gov  ~HRSAtube read more

Yes I Can -- Leadership for Teens | Ages 13 -17 Years (French)

This manual seeks to help develop a foundation for teen girls by looking at the concept and perspective of leadership as inviting change in a smooth and sustained way---through learning, participating, sharing and empowering; being aware about what goes on around one and of ones role in the world. In French ~Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), 2011, read more

Yes I Can -- Leadership for Teens | Ages 13 -17 Years (Arabic)

This manual seeks to help develop a foundation for teen girls by looking at the concept and perspective of leadership as inviting change in a smooth and sustained way---through learning, participating, sharing and empowering; being aware about what goes on around one and of ones role in the world. In Arabic ~Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), 2011, read more

Yes I Can -- Leadership for Teens | Ages 13 -17 Years

This manual seeks to help develop a foundation for teen girls by looking at the concept and perspective of leadership as inviting change in a smooth and sustained way---through learning, participating, sharing and empowering; being aware about what goes on around one and of ones role in the world. ~Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), 2011, read more

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