All stories about peaceful change
Tajikistan: In Central Asia's hidden treasure
As a Desk Officer going on a field visit for the very first time, I could not have asked for a better place to visit than Tajikistan. I’ve come to think of it as a lost and/or hidden treasure in the middle of Central Asia.
Uganda: ‘An Ik is born with peace’
Under the shade of a sprawling acacia tree — encircled by a small crowd of elders and local leaders — the man stands, speaking passionately about his people and the situation they find themselves in these days.
Zimbabwe: Finding reason for optimism in Zimbabwe
I am just back from a few days visiting Mercy Corps programs in Zimbabwe and it was fascinating.
World Vote Now!
What could happen if every person in every country had the opportunity to vote on a global referendum? This is the question asked by Joel Marsden’s intriguing documentary World Vote Now.
Uganda: Bridging gaps from the inside out
The people of Northern Uganda have been pummeled by the blows of conflict for so many years, they’re somewhat used to violence as a way of resolving disputes.
Haiti: Campaigning for a new Haiti
Campaigning is starting to get underway in Haiti, two months before the Presidential election scheduled on November 28.
No substitute for peace
What’s the big idea? In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution to declare the 21st of September as the International Day of Peace.
Tajikistan: Through a Caring Lens
DR Congo: A day of peace in Congo
Around the world, people took a moment to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The Mercy Corps team in Nyanzale, Democratic Republic of the Congo took time to celebrate the call for ceasefire and non-violence with the communities from displacement camps and Nyanzale town.
Colombia: What does empowerment look like?
What does empowerment look like? It’s difficult to accurately depict such an intangible subject. In a small building located in the heart of Pasto, Colombia, I found a tangible example. In fact, there was a whole group of them. They wore maroon sweatshirts and name badges...