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  • Fuel Efficient Stoves and the Reduction of Gender-Based Violence in Darfur IDP Camps 06/18/2014
    Gender-based violence against women is a wide-spread phenomenon in Darfur. Victim of the Janjaweed militia, refugee women who leave the camps to collect firewood are further victimized because of the social stigma. In order to reduce such type of crimes against humanity the use of fuel efficient stoves is recommended. The success of such approach to secure the improvement of women’s situation cannot be achieved without the contribution of the non-profit organizations and international community. A theory of change in that setting will require women’s empowerment and their involvement as leaders within the specificities of the Darfuri traditional context. The purpose of this paper is to provide a theoretical framework for the success of the generalization of the fuel efficient stoves within the community while providing all the necessary support for the success of such endeavor.

  • Water Security in the Sixaola River Basin 04/30/2014
    The Sixaola River Basin crosses the border between Costa Rica and Panama, and is home to Yorkín and Bribrí communities, raising legal and social challenges for equitable and secure water management. This paper outlines some of these challenges and makes recommendations for reducing human vulnerability to hazards (particularly floods) and for improving relationships among stakeholders.

  • Youth Directory 2011: Mapping Study of Youth Organizations and Informal Youth Groups 07/15/2013
    Tags: Youth Directory, Pakistan, Bargad, informal youth groups, mapping, Punjab, Islamabad

  • Multilingual Education in Russia: Balashov and Saratov 12/03/2012
    This study compares attitudes towards foreign language study among students specializing in organizational management in economic programes in representative towns and cities in Russia with reference to socio-economic indictors.

  • Border dynamics and the conflict in Colombia: A Case Study of Arauca-Apure and Nariño-Esmeraldas 04/01/2012
    Drawing on four years of field research in two of the most conflict-ridden areas, the Colombian Department of Arauca and the Venezuelan State of Apure and the Colombian Department of Nariño and the Ecuadorian Province of Esmeraldas, this paper identifies conflict dynamics in Colombian border areas and their contributions to Colombia’s internal armed conflict. Major activities of armed groups are analysed, and recommendations are made to increase the presence of civil society in these areas for the greater protection of human rights.

  • Community Peace Recovery and Reconciliation in Filipino Indigenous Communities 01/09/2012
    UPEACE Asia Leaders Fellow, Md. Mizanur Rahman, presents an empirical study on peace and environmental conflict among indigenous communities in the Philippines.

  • ICT Governance vs. Community Empowerment: Grassroots Evidence from Bangladesh 11/28/2011
    Mizanur Rahman analyzes the assertion that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the catalyst to enhance community empowerment, reporting on research study, “Community Empowerment through ICTs: Evidence from the Grassroots in Bangladesh and India”. His analysis of evidence from Bangladesh shows that ICT penetration alone is not proportionately related to community empowerment; but rather that ICT penetration combined with the precise application of ICT governance strengthen community empowerment. The evidence also shows that if ICT penetration is high but ICT governance is low, ICT does not remain a high catalytic factor for community empowerment.

  • Resolving the Boruca dam conflict in Costa Rica 11/04/2008
    This article summarizes the findings of a jont research project by UPEACE and Arcadia University. A full discussion of the project and findings will appear in the upcoming book Conlfict Resolution of the Boruca Hydro-Energy Project: Renewable Energy Production in a Costa Rica published by The Continuum International Publishing Group in New York.

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