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Entries in Peacebuilding (42)

Friday
Dec022011

Protecting Survivors of Human Trafficking and Violence in Northeastern Haiti

After the January 2010 earthquake, more than 10,000 Haitians moved to northeastern Haiti or crossed into the Dominican Republic illegally, placing themselves at risk of involuntary servitude, slavery, debt bondage and prostitution. To prevent and respond to trafficking and violence, Catholic Relief Services and partners opened a safe house in Ouanaminthe, Haiti.

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Tuesday
Nov292011

Extractives and Equity: An Introductory Overview and Case Studies from Peru, Angola and Nigeria

Promoting equity has been a pillar of CRS’ Justice and Peacebuilding strategy. This is because sustainable peace requires a foundation of justice. Working on conflicts associated with extractive industries has become a priority. The challenges related to oil, gas, smelting and mining operations are critical and growing ever more complex.

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Monday
Nov282011

Helping Young Egyptians Improve Their Communities

From September 2008 to June 2011, Catholic Relief Services and partners helped young Egyptians design and implement 14 projects. The program encouraged youth to develop civic knowledge and leadership skills at a time when they had few opportunities to engage their communities.

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Friday
Aug122011

CRS and Peacebuilding: Working Globally to Transform Conflicts and Promote Justice

To prevent and mitigate conflict, and to rebuild communities and reconcile people after fighting has stopped, Catholic Relief Services focuses on restoring healthy relationships among groups in conflict.

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Friday
Aug122011

CRS and Governance: Supporting Integrity, Inclusion and Fairness in Governance Worldwide

CRS programs support efforts by civil society to increase citizen demand for good governance.

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Wednesday
Aug102011

Empowering young people to improve government accountability in Lebanon

Catholic Relief Services and partners organized the Youth Activists Leaders in Lebanon project (YALLA) in March 2010. Participants launched a nationwide media campaign to shift election dialogue away from identity politics and toward issues such as government transparency and accountability.

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Friday
Jul082011

Working toward 25% representation for women in South Sudan political life

South Sudan's peace agreement and interim constitution both require 25% female participation in all spheres of public life. CRS is building on this impressive start by empowering women and working to ensure that nascent institutions integrate gender equality as a guiding principle.

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Tuesday
May032011

Building a Future for At-Risk Youth

Youth unemployment is a critical problem in Central America. Catholic Relief Service works with young people to help them reduce violence, contribute to economic recovery, create alternatives to migration, and lead healthy and productive lives.

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Friday
Feb252011

Supporting reconciliation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Post-election violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has threatened to undermine the country's stability. Connecting People for Peace helped members of conflicting communities identify the principal causes of their disagreements and work toward solutions.

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Friday
Jan142011

Protecting the safety and property of women and children in Malawi

In Malawi, domestic violence and violations of inheritance rights are commonplace. This one-pager describes a CRS project that worked with victims, perpetrators and institutions to help change the attitudes, values and cultural practices that victimize women and children.

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Friday
Dec102010

The Rift Valley Amani Peace Project

The Rift Valley Amani Project in Kenya aimed to strengthen youth-to-youth, women-to-women and elder-to-elder peace and reconciliation structures; enhance conflict transformation skills and knowledge; and support joint community peace initiatives.

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Tuesday
Oct052010

Integrating Peacebuilding into Humanitarian and Development Programming: Practical Guidance on Designing Effective, Holistic Peacebuilding Projects

Efforts by international organizations to integrate or mainstream peacebuilding across the diverse spectrum of humanitarian and development work has tended to be opportunistic and ad hoc. This paper seeks to clarify key terms, explore organizational frameworks and initiatives, provide some practical guidance, and list references or links to both thematic and procedural sources.

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Tuesday
Sep282010

GAIN Peacebuilding Indicators

CRS began the Globally-Accepted Indicators (GAIN) Initiative in June 2008 to strengthen indicator practice across sectors. GAIN has two main objectives: to improve the quality of indicator selection and use and to contribute to a more efficient M&E design process. GAIN is comprised of a series of indicator templates and a library of indicator resources with information to assist project teams in M&E system design, tool development, and in analysis and interpretation of data. This publication includes eighteen Globally-Accepted Indicators (GAIN) that present many of the necessary components and considerations for holistic M&E for Peacebuilding.

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Monday
May312010

Protecting Civilians, Building Peace in Mindanao

A description of how CRS’ Protection training materials have strengthened the curriculum of the Mindanao Peace Institute to provide regional leaders and trainers with a range of peacebuilding and protection skills.

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Wednesday
Mar032010

Governance and Civil Society 

This brochure provides an overview of CRS’ approach to peacebuilding, good governance and civil society projects

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