Alerts & Actions!
For a European Year of combating violence against women
Women and Violence Program
Since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the European citizens benefit from a new power: thanks to the European Citizens' Initiative, they can, for the first time in the European history, directly suggest new legislation.
If one million European citizens sign the petition before the 2nd September 2011, the European Commission will hence to take a stand on this issue. Let’s collect one million signatures to show the EC that the European citizens want to fight violence against women!
Statement on North Korea’s Artillery Barrage
Gyung-Lan Jung, Women Making Peace
On November 23, South Korean women's groups made a statement on North Korea’s Artillery Barrage on Yeongpyeong Island.
I would like to ask you to help us reduce tensions in and around Korean peninsula and promote peace.
For your reference, here is our statement.
IFOR welcomes new members, appoints new governing body
P R E S S R E L E A S E
"Alkmaar, NL: Over seventy representatives of the world's branches, groups and affiliates of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) met in Baarlo, Netherlands, November 13 - 21, 2010, for its Council meeting. Several significant new members from Sudan, Chad and Bangladesh were welcomed. The gathering also elected a new International Committee, which serves as the fellowship's governing body between Council meetings."
Please click here to read the President's Message in full.
Hansuli John Gerber
International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR)
[Presidents Acceptance Speech]
News & Reports!
IFOR in Action™
The IFOR International Secretariat produces a quarterly eZine (online magazine) under the name IFOR in Action™. Available both in English and French, the publication features articles and reports of IFOR Branches, Groups and Affiliates from around the world.
IFOR in Action™ is FREE and easily read online in a Web browser or downloaded as a PDF and read offline. To subscribe, please contact IFOR Publications Editor Meltem Basara.
VIDEO: WPP ToT for Male Peace Activists
José de Vries, WPP Information Officer
As a response to women’s voices in the field, the WPP initiated a pilot Training of Trainers (ToT) cycle, entitled “Overcoming Violence – Exploring Masculinities, Violence and Peacebuilding” for 19 male peace activists from 17 different countries, taking place in 2009/2010.
The WPP is happy to share that a short video on the ToT is currently available online, please visit to view it: www.ifor.org/WPP
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