By Quentin Wodon, Chair of the Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration According to the latest statistics from UNHCR, an estimated 84 million people have been forcibly displaced globally as of mid-2021. Within this group, 26.6 million are refugees and 4.4 million are seeking asylum. As the number of displaced individuals grows … More Supporting the resettlement of refugees
By Rebecca Crall, Areas of Focus Manager, Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Peace doesn’t happen overnight. Peace is built in small, consistent ways over time. This may often seem counterintuitive, and even unproductive, in a culture where immediate gratification is our norm. While the peacebuilding process is often quiet, personal and complex, it is also one … More 5 reminders for peacebuilding in a chaotic world
By: Rotary Service & Engagement staff Join 2020-21 RI President Holger Knaack at one of Rotary’s three virtual preconventions, taking place 10-11 June before the Virtual Rotary Convention. Register today for the Virtual Preconventions and the Rotary Convention: Intercountry Committees: Opening Opportunities for Peace A key component of Rotary’s peacebuilding strategy, intercountry committees help clubs and districts … More Participate in Rotary’s virtual Preconventions and Convention!
By Veronica Jacob, Director of Innovation and Impact, Mediators Beyond Borders International During these unprecedented times, we are all experiencing moments of panic, fear, scarcity, and uncertainty, and conflict seems inevitable. But conflict is not inherently bad; it is simply an expression of our diversity – diverse needs, perspectives, and possibilities. Conflict is natural; violence … More Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff “To replace the old paradigm of war with a new paradigm of waging peace, we must be pioneers who can push the boundaries of human understanding. We must be doctors who can cure the virus of violence. We must be soldiers of peace who can do more than preach … More Become Pioneers of Peace for your Community
By Kees van der Pol, member of the Rotary Club of Nakusp, BC, Canada The Indus Peace Park Project was conceived in 2015 when a Rotary District 5080 Friendship Exchange team I was leading was visiting Pakistan but unable to attend a cricket match in Faisalabad, Pakistan due to tensions between India and Pakistan. The group … More Bridging peace in India and Pakistan
By Natalia Sineaeva-Pankowska, Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University, Europe Coordinator of the Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association, and member of NEVER AGAIN Association From Poland, Sweden, France, and Spain to Burundi, Kenya and South Sudan, from the Phillipines and Bangladesh to Iraq, Bolivia and Mexico, from Ukraine to Cyprus and the UK – the … More Imagine…everyone living life in peace
By Ana Cutter Patel, Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University (2016) On 27 June, Rotary Peace Fellows (RPFs) will convene for a 24-hour global cyber conference Envisioning the World After the Great Pause. The event will feature the perspectives of Rotary Peace Fellows and their colleagues that are leading the efforts to respond to the … More What will the world look like after the pandemic?
By Reem Ghunaim, Rotary Peace Fellow, member of the Rotary Club of Portland, USA, Host of Together for Peace and Executive Director of the Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) Now more than ever, humanitarian response is essential to combat COVID-19. In response to the global quarantine, the Together for Peace series was born as … More Together for Peace
By Maiden Manzanal-Frank, Rotary Peace Fellow In 2015, I completed my Rotary Peace Fellowship in peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Peace and conflict resolution provided another layer of perspective I needed to be more adaptive and effective in my work with communities and organizations. After my Rotary Peace Fellowship, I moved … More Facilitating peace in local communities