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November 30, 2015

Building a more peaceful society – one story at a time

A card game that brings people together

“Tell a story from a moment you will always remember”.

You sit together with a group of strangers; you are all from different cultures, ages, ethnicities and mindsets. You hand around cards with this question and similar questions tackling topics from all the aspects a human can face during his or her lifetime. You laugh together. You cry together. You argue with each other; and afterwards you feel that something changed within yourself or your opinion of someone.

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November 20, 2015

The Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award goes to the Swedish initiative More than One Story

Today, at the closing session of the World Forum for Democracy, the Council of Europe announced that the winner of its Democracy Innovation Award was the Swedish initiative More Than One Story.

More Than One Story is a powerful card game building bridges between people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. It has proved to be a valuable tool for teachers, social workers, religious leaders, event co-ordinators and youth leaders. Wherever fears and prejudices keep people who seem different isolated, this card game awakens compassion; it brings together people who do not know each other in over 20 countries to work for a more harmonious world.

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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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