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We’re making peace personal with GPPAC’s (Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict) first ever podcast series! Who are the lesser known Gbowees and Mandelas? What are their stories? And what drives them to persevere in some of the harshest and darkest places? We’ll be bringing you voices from the field. With each pod, a different peacebuilder, a different region, a different story. So, nestle into a corner and listen to the voices making peace possible. For more on our peacebuilders worldwide, visit www.gppac.net #peace #conflict #humanrights #peacebuilding

We’re making peace personal with GPPAC’s (Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict) first ever podcast series! Who are the lesser known Gbowees and Mandelas? What are their stories? And what drives them to persevere in some of the harshest and darkest places? We’ll be bringing you voices from the field. With each pod, a different peacebuilder, a different region, a different story. So, nestle into a corner and listen to the voices making peace possible. For more on our peacebuilders worldwide, visit www.gppac.net #peace #conflict #humanrights #peacebuilding
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Netherlands

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We’re making peace personal with GPPAC’s (Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict) first ever podcast series! Who are the lesser known Gbowees and Mandelas? What are their stories? And what drives them to persevere in some of the harshest and darkest places? We’ll be bringing you voices from the field. With each pod, a different peacebuilder, a different region, a different story. So, nestle into a corner and listen to the voices making peace possible. For more on our peacebuilders worldwide, visit www.gppac.net #peace #conflict #humanrights #peacebuilding

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@gppac

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English


Episodes

Human Security: Towards Freedom for All (special episode)

7/25/2019
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At the end of the Cold War, the neorealist paradigm focus on states, military security and the so-called ‘mutually assured destruction’ was challenged by the birth of a new concept, namely human security. This new concept emerged to articulate the need to focus on threats to individuals and communities and to go beyond states. Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan wrote that “we will not enjoy development without security, we will not enjoy security without development and we will not enjoy...

Duration:00:34:06

The SDGs: A Blueprint for Peace (S02E06)

6/4/2019
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Let’s take you back to September 25th, 2015. A day where all the world leaders gathered at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York. It was here where they would draw up a blueprint of great importance for the upcoming 15 years. A blueprint of global action, a blueprint for peace and prosperity. And so.. the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were born. Now, almost four years later, we are still faced with mass poverty, refugee flows and the collapse of icebergs. So,...

Duration:00:37:47

Shared Security: A New Era in Peacebuilding? (S02E05)

5/29/2019
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Worldwide, people are separated in the name of ‘national security’. Thousands of miles of walls and barbed wire, all with the sole purpose to keep out ‘the other’, the unknown. But all this comes at a cost: not only the trillions of dollars invested in steel, stone and weapons, but also at the cost of our shared humanity. But now, a new era of peacebuilding is on the horizon. Inspired by those who refuse to identify particular groups or demographics as threats to others. A group of...

Duration:00:36:08

Youth in Peacebuilding: Breaking the Silence(S02E04)

5/15/2019
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Nowadays, almost half of the world’s population is under the age of 24. Yet policy-making and the field of peacebuilding is still dominated by older men in suits. Why is that and how can we change it? How can we break the status quo and create space for youth at the peace table? To find out we sat down with Gizem Kilinç, the leading coordinator of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY).

Duration:00:37:24

Solidarity in Southeast Asia: A Unified Voice for Peace (S02E03)

5/1/2019
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The struggle for identity and self-determination fuel conflict in many regions of the world. In Southeast Asia particularly these struggles have become crises in Mindanao and Myanmar. Against this backdrop, there are those that struggle tirelessly for a change. Makers and builders of peace who believe that solidarity between peoples is the way to advocate for peace. To understand how this solidarity grows and has the power to break the status quo, we sat down with Filipino peace guru Gus...

Duration:00:29:12

Dialogue in Mexico: The Antidote for Drug-Related Violence (S02E02)

4/18/2019
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For decades, Mexico has been embroiled in a deadly war on drugs. While the lens of the media remains focused on the government and infamous drug cartels, those striving for a better society remain invisible. It is time to change that. So, we sat down with the President of SERAPAZ, Miguel Álvarez Gándara, a Mexican peacebuilder in heart and word. For over 40 years, he has been using mediation as his weapon of choice. So, how can dialogue serve as the antidote to the violence? How can we shift...

Duration:00:30:21

Trump-Kim Summit: Back to Square One or a Step to Peace? (S02E01)

4/4/2019
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A wave of disappointment struck the peacebuilding community after the long-awaited Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. Without a peace agreement, what are we left with? Or was this Summit still a small step towards peace on the Korean Peninsula? To find out, Ben sat down with returning guest Meri Joyce from Peaceboat. What were her expectations for the Summit and what are her hopes now? Tune in to the first episode of our second season now! ‘Coffee Shopping' by Bruno Freitas, licensed under...

Duration:00:22:45

Colombia: There's More That Unites Us Than Divides Us (special episode)

1/17/2019
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For this New Year’s special, Jo talked with Darynell Rodriguez Torres, the Executive Director of GPPAC. Growing up in war-torn Colombia, Darynell wondered: ‘what is it that unites us and why do we tend to focus on divisions?’ Driven by his experiences, he became an actor of peace, driven to build bridges and prevent violence globally. This conversation reminds us that peace is so much more than just the signing of an agreement. ‘Coffee Shopping' by Bruno Freitas, licensed under...

Duration:00:35:43

Talk Ain’t Cheap When Keeping the Peace (E06)

12/13/2018
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For our final episode of the series, Charlotte gathered three fascinating peacebuilders round the table to discuss how they navigate polarising discourse, such as common ‘us’ vs. ‘them’ divisions. Marc Batac offers insight into dialogue processes in the Philippines; Meri Joyce takes us inside the discreet dialogue initiatives on the Korean Peninsula; and Darynell Rodriguez Torres adds an extremely experienced voice from Colombia. ‘Coffee Shopping' by Bruno Freitas, licensed under...

Duration:00:58:09

All Aboard! Dialogue for Peace on the Korean Peninsula (E05)

11/29/2018
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For our fifth episode, Raphael sat down with Meri Joyce from Peaceboat who has a very unique portfolio: enabling dialogue for peace in Korea while also helping manage a cruise boat that spreads the message of peace beyond every border. This conversation reminds us that the most innovative solutions to peace are often the ones that can go further and that no one is too far away to be engaged in dialogue. ‘Coffee Shopping' by Bruno Freitas, licensed under hooksounds.com.

Duration:00:25:00

Decentering Peacebuilding: A Feminist Perspective (E04)

11/15/2018
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For our fourth episode, our gender intern, Maria, decided to chat to a long-time feminist activist working in the field of Women, Peace and Security, Sharon Bhagwan Rolls. From military coups in Fiji, Sharon talks about her long career striving for more inclusive and peaceful societies; especially urging against the ghettoisation of women in peacebuilding! ‘Coffee Shopping' by Bruno Freitas, licensed under hooksounds.com.

Duration:00:29:57

The Heroines and Heroes of Grassroots Peacebuilding (E03)

10/31/2018
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For our third episode, our curious intern, Raphael, decided to chat to a veteran in grassroots peacebuilding, Jon Rudy. After decades in the field, Jon offers an insightful and philosophical overview of the precarious environments within which civil society often operates, and the powerful individuals driving these operations. This conversation reminds us of the urgency of our collective humanity. ‘Coffee Shopping' by Bruno Freitas, licensed under hooksounds.com.

Duration:00:32:09

A Nicaraguan Patchwork for Peace (E02)

10/18/2018
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For our second episode, two impassioned Nicaraguans - our intern, Jo, and activist, Chale - sat down to discuss the dire yet under-reported crisis in Nicaragua. In exile, Chale concentrates most of his time on solidarity networks like #SOSNicaragua. The continuous protests and harsh government crackdown in Nicaragua is why Chale travelled to The Hague to unite civil society groups to advocate for his country. 'Coffee Shopping' by Bruno Freitas, licensed under hooksounds.com.

Duration:00:26:25

The Power of Non-Violence in Palestine (E01)

10/4/2018
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For our very first podcast, we sat down with longtime peacebuilding pioneer, Lucy Nusseibeh, who has been living and working in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since 1978. We discussed the power of non-violent activism, the significance of youth and women empowerment, and Palestinian symbol of resilience and resistance, Ahed Tamimi. Looking forward in one of the most protracted conflicts in the world, Lucy concludes with, ‘If there were justice, there would be peace’! Music credit:...

Duration:00:28:37