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October 12, 2015

European democratic citizenship Awards: Laureates announced

Media Initiative of the Year – Comics for Equality (Europe wide)

Comics for Equality project is based on the need to promote the development of a European society based on respect for fundamental human rights, and to fight against racism, xenophobia and other related forms of intolerance. Comics for Equality project aims to foster intercultural dialogue in order to combat racism, xenophobia and discrimination in Europe. In order to achieve this aim, the project seeks to involve migrants and second-generation immigrants – often subjects of discrimination – in the creation of artistic resources – namely comic strips.

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May 12, 2015

Police, volunteers in action mode to check trafficking of quake victims

By Rajesh Kumar Singh

As earthquake victims from Nepal line up at relief camps of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and district administration set up at Sonauli town on India-Nepal border, two girls in their early twenties move swiftly to the ‘no man’s land’ to talk to the women and young girls crossing the border.

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January 27, 2015

Trafficking in transit

By Stuart Matthews

On the India-Nepal border, a huge boundary that is open for Indians and Nepalis to cross without restriction, trafficking operates under the shadow of migration.

Citizens of Nepal cross with the intention of heading to new, more prosperous lives, in cities around India. They do so to improve their lot and help their families, but too often their reason for travelling is built on a false promise.

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December 18, 2014

A Palestinian’s journey from stone-throwing to conflict resolution

By Christa Case Bryant

The first time Aziz Abu Sarah threw stones at Israeli soldiers, he was 7 years old.

“I thought, ‘This is cool. I’m such an idiot, how come I didn’t think of this before?’” he recalls, as he brings a National Geographic-organized tour to the very bend in the road where he used to stand and pelt cars in Eizariyeh, a West Bank town just outside Jerusalem.

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November 3, 2014

Anti-slavery database seeks to curb $150bn global industry

A database targeting the $150bn modern slavery and human trafficking industry will help connect victims to the support they need, charities behind the launch said.

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October 1, 2014

“Alle Seiten leugnen Kriegsverbrechen” Interview mit Velma Saric

Auch 20 Jahre nach den Ereignissen in Jugoslawien ist die Versöhnung auf dem Balkan noch schwierig. Muslimische, kroatische und serbische Bevölkerungsgruppen misstrauen einander. Die Soziologin Velma Saric will die Vorurteile aufbrechen: Mit einer kleinen Wanderausstellung zieht sie durch bosnische Dörfer

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September 14, 2014

Premian a un boliviano por promover la justicia plural en comunidades

By Juan Carlos Rivero Jordán

Ban Ki-moon puso el dedo en la llaga. El secretario general de Naciones Unidas admitió que gran parte de la humanidad sigue castigada por la incomprensión a pesar de los esfuerzos por combatirla. Pero su reflexión no ha debido resultar extraña, porque su audiencia era nada menos que los ganadores del Premio de Innovación Intercultural 2014, personas que ponen más de un grano de arena en la tarea de tender puentes entre etnias, fronteras, religiones y otros factores de segregación y discordia.

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September 11, 2014

How racist are you? Take the test

By Krati Garg and Megan Toomey

A new mobile phone app that challenges Australians’ understanding of racism through role play has won global praise for promoting cultural understanding.

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September 10, 2014

Post-Conflict Research Center wins Intercultural Innovation Award

On 28 August 2014, the Sarajevo-based Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) was awarded first place in the Intercultural Innovation Award. Tim Bidey, Project Manager, describes their winning project, and explains the difference that receiving this prestigious award will make for the organisation.

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September 4, 2014

UWS challenging everyday racism

A unique app created by the University of Western Sydney has made waves with the United Nations.

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September 3, 2014

Manav Seva Sansthan takes third in competition for UNAOC’s Intercultural Innovation Award 2014

India’s Manav Seva Sansthan has won third prize among a competitive field of 11 finalists vying for the prestigious Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA) for 2014. The award was presented at a ceremony on August 28 held on the sidelines of the 6th Global Forum before an audience that included Foreign Ministers, UN officials, dignitaries, representatives of the 139 Group of Friends-member states and international organizations – comprising the UNAOC as well as civil society groups and the media.

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August 30, 2014

Ordinary Heroes: Program Multimedia untuk Korban Perang

Saat baru berusia 13 tahun, Velma Saric sudah menyaksikan perang yang pecah di Bosnia. Pengalaman sebagai pengungsi dan saksi genosida yang kejam tidak membuat Saric terpuruk.

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