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Access to Justice Network (ACJNet) www.acjnet.org
The Access to Justice Network (ACJNet) is an organization working online to facilitate communication between individuals and exchange of information and educational materials related to the justice system and legal issues relevant to Canadian residents. The website offers services such as legal advice, access to Canadian law documents, articles and documents on legal topics, and links to related sites.
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African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) www.accord.org.za
The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is an international civil-society organization working throughout Africa to promote appropriate African solutions to the challenges imposed by conflict.
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Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT) www.conflicttransformation.org
The Alliance for Conflict Transformation is a non-profit organization in existence since 1999. Its goal is to disseminate knowledge about conflict resolution and the maintenance of peaceful relations in local communities in the United States and other regions of the world.
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American Arbitration Association www.adr.org
The American Arbitration Association is a non-profit organization which promotes out-of-court settlement procedures, that is, ADR (alternative dispute resolution). It offers a wide range of mediation services carried out by carefully selected professionals with legal experience, specializing in various areas. It also disseminates knowledge about the methods and procedures of ADR. Access to most educational materials is fee-based or not available online.
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Association for Conflict Resolution www.acrnet.org
The Association for Conflict Resolution is an American organization which aims to promote ADR (alternative dispute resolution) methods, that is, out-of-court settlement of disputes. The website includes an extensive list of references to ADR educational materials and training. The organization is supported by the Hewlett Foundation.
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Byrån mot diskriminering i Norrköping www.diskriminering.se
Byrån mot diskriminering i Norrköping is a Swedish nongovernmental organization, part of the Lokala Antidiskrimineringsbyråer network. Its purpose is to provide support, advice and aid to people who suffer discrimination due to their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
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CADRE. Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education www.directionservice.org/cadre/index.cfm
CADRE is a program center for special education. It provides exhaustive information for parents, teachers and others involved in special education. CADRE also offers training materials.
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CEDR. Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution www.cedr.co.uk
The mission of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) is to encourage the development and use of mediation techniques and other effective methods of conflict resolution and prevention. CEDR is active in the commercial and public sectors. CEDR is an independent non-profit organization supported by international business and independent specialists from various fields.
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Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Peace Studies www.unr.edu/chgps/links/holocaust.htm
The Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Peace Studies is at the University of Nevada, Reno (U.S.A.). It is engaged in studies of the Holocaust, prejudice and contemporary ethnic conflicts.
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Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) www.cnvc.org
Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) is an international non-profit organization which aims to popularize the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model as a method of communication and conflict resolution on various levels of social relations.
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Central Asia and the Caucasus www.ca-c.org
The main objectives of the Center for Social and Political Studies include education and analysis of the social and political situation in countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as creation and distribution of a database
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Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue www.hdcentre.org
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue is an independent organization headquartered in Geneva, dedicated to peaceful resolution of conflicts and to the use of mediation and dialogue to alleviate the consequences of conflict. The organization also strives to limit the possession of firearms by civilians.
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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators www.arbitrators.org
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is an organization for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators from all over the world. It aims to resolve conflicts in a quick, easy and financially efficient way. The Institute is active in several sectors: financial services, insurance, the media and telecommunications.
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Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) www.cpt.org
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is a North American organization associated with the Mennonite religious community, focused on conflict resolution based on Christian principles, as opposed to methods based on violence and war.
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civilrights.org www.civilrights.org
civilrights.org was created by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund as a center of information about human rights.
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CODEP. The Conflict, Development and Peace Network www.codep.org.uk
The Conflict, Development and Peace Network (CODEP) aims to reduce violent conflict and to help the worst-affected victims. Many nongovernmental organizations, educational institutions and government agencies participate in the effort. The CODEP website is an independent discussion forum enabling exchange of valuable information.
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Coexistence International (CI) www.coexistence.net
Coexistence International is an initiative committed to strengthening the field of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, advocates, organizations and networks promoting coexistence at local, national and international levels.
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Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/6/cerd.htm
One of the UN goals included in the United Nations Charter is promotion of attitudes of respect for the law and fundamental human rights. This objective is realized in part by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) under the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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Conciliation Resources (CR) www.c-r.org
Conciliation Resources (CR) is an international organization founded in 1994, with offices in London and Sierra Leone. It works to prevent violence, resolve existing conflicts, and help people in regions affected or threatened by armed conflict. The CR website includes descriptions of CR projects, annual reports on its activities, and links to organizations with similar goals.
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Conflict Management Toolkit cmtoolkit.sais-jhu.edu/index.php?name=index
The Conflict Management Toolkit a well-organized website helpful in resolving international conflicts, aimed at researchers, students and practitioners. It contains analyses of recent international conflicts, theoretical information, and many addresses of regional and international organizations.
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Conflict Resolution Information Source (CRInfo) www.crinfo.org
CRInfo is a service providing extensive information on resolution of interpersonal, group and institutional conflicts. It has a wide range of links to organizations, and articles and materials for educators, researchers, parties to disputes, conflict resolution practitioners, and observers.
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Conflict Resolution Network www.crnhq.org
The mission of the Conflict Resolution Network (CRN) is to study conflicts, formulate theories about them, and implement conflict resolution practices. CRN deals with all kinds of conflict, from disputes related to the functioning of local or governmental institutions to interpersonal conflicts.
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Conflict Resolution Network Canada www.crnetwork.ca
Conflict Resolution Network Canada (CRNC) is the largest broad-based conflict resolution organization in Canada, aiming to build a society of active citizens. One way of achieving this is to present effective strategies of conflict resolution.
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Crossing Borders www.crossingborder.org
Crossing Borders is a nongovernmental and not-for-profit organization based at the International People’s College in Elsinore, Denmark, with branches in Palestine, Israel and Jordan. The primary aim of Crossing Borders is to provide neutral space and skills training for youth and educators, with a special focus on the Middle East, so that they may fully participate in the process towards peace in their region.
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CSV Community Partners www.csvcommunitypartners.org.uk
The purpose of CSV Community Partners is to support universities and schools in developing citizenship education. The organization helps find partners for community projects.
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Dispute Resolution Centre of Excellence canada.justice.gc.ca/en/ps/drs/index.html
The Dispute Resolution Centre of Excellence is a Canadian institution teaching various conflict resolution methods, techniques and programs.
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Elijah Institute www.elijah.org.il
The Elijah Institute is an Israeli organization consisting of three institutions: the Elijah School for the Study of Wisdom in World Religions, the Elijah Interfaith Academy, and the Elijah Educational Network. It creates an arena for communication among religious leaders and scholars, and is a member of the UNESCO educational network. The Institute offers collaborative programs and academic curricula aimed at promoting the politics of peace and coexistence, and social change in a religious spirit. The website contains many articles and educational materials.
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ELKARRI www.elkarri.org
Elkarri is a social movement for dialogue and consensus in the Basque Country. It was founded to defend and mobilize the model of a peaceful and dialogue-based solution to the Basque conflict. Elkarri is an independent organization with 3,000 members. Its mission is to contribute to the peace process.
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European Centre for Conflict Prevention www.conflict-prevention.net
This nongovernmental organization works to prevent the use of violent means of conflict resolution while advocating a multitrack approach to conflict management. As a support network it encourages and supports local peace activists while remaining impartial and dedicated to the long-term security of a given region. Fundamentally, the European Centre for Conflict Prevention aims to institutionalize local civil society in order to enhance its effectiveness in promoting peace.
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European Research Center on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) www.ercomer.org
The European Research Center on Migration and Ethnic Relations is engaged in research on international migration, ethnic relations, racism and ethnic conflict in Europe. The Center is affiliated with the Faculty of Social Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The website provides information about the Center's research and about the organization's goals, conferences, seminars and publications.
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Football Unites, Racism Divides www.furd.org
Football Unites, Racism Divides is an organization established by fans of the British sports club Sheffield United. Its goal is to combat racism in stadiums and to provide all people with equal access to football events.
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France Libertés Fondation Danielle Mitterrand www.france-libertes.fr
France Libertés Fondation Danielle Mitterrand, established by Danielle Mitterrand, has partner organizations all over the world. Its mission is to protect human rights and to combat injustice and social exclusion.
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Henry Martyn Institute (HMI). International Center For Research, Interfaith Relations and Reconciliation www.hmiindia.com
The Henry Martyn Institute (HMI) is an ecumenical Christian organization whose goal is to research and implement educational programs in Islamic studies, and to take an active part in interfaith reconciliation.
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Institute for Conflict Management www.satp.org/satporgtp/icm/index.html
The Institute for Conflict Management is an organization set up in 1997 in New Delhi, committed to the evaluation and resolution of internal security problems in South Asia. It offers an interdisciplinary focus on issues of internal security, conflict resolution, and related social and economic issues. One of the main projects is the South Asia Terrorism Portal, an extensive source of information and social and political analyses.
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Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution iimcr.org
The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution is an American organization whose mission is to promote the use of peaceful techniques of conflict resolution among the generation of future leaders through the design and implementation of specialized programs and practical solutions. The website offers a large number of links to related Internet resources, and information on grants, scholarships and upcoming conferences.
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INTERARB - European Arbitration - EA www.interarb.com
INTERARB provides information on arbitration and dispute resolution. It offers essential support to practitioners and users of international dispute resolution services. It provides information, a free newsletter, and links to organizations in many countries.
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International Conflict Research (INCORE) www.incore.ulst.ac.uk
The Internet Service on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity is an online database on ethnic conflict and studies of how to resolve them. The website offers a guide to related online resources, a list of organizations conducting research on peace and conflicts, and the bulletin Ethnic Studies Network.
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International Crisis Group www.crisisgroup.org
The International Crisis Group is a nonprofit NGO that works to counteract violence through field research in countries experiencing recurring conflict. With 120 staff members on five continents, the Crisis Group writes analytical reports with specific calls for action targeted at foreign ministries and international organizations.
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International Peace Bureau www.ipb.org
The International Peace Bureau (IPB) is the oldest federation of organizations working for peace. IPB is 112 years old, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1910.
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International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) www.prio.no
The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) is one of the first peace research institutes in the world, and the only one in Norway. It combines research and practice, searching for optimal solutions to existing or potential conflicts all over the world.
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Internet Centre Anti-Racism Europe I-CARE www.icare.to
I-CARE is an online forum for cooperation among European NGOs, and a center for information about migration and about combatting discrimination and racism. The goal of this cooperation is to promote universal standards for protection of human rights, and non-discrimination principles in particular.
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Interreligious Relations and Dialogue. The World Council of Churches (WCC) www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/interreligious/index-e.html
Interreligious Relations and Dialogue is an organization of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Its goals are to foster interfaith relations, build mutual trust, overcome barriers and stereotypes of a religious nature, and build relations between different faiths in a pluralistic reality.
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Irish Peace Institute (IPI) www.irishpeaceinstitute.org
The Irish Peace Institute is a nongovernmental charitable organization whose mission is to contribute to the process of peace-building though education and research. The Institute aims to develop mutual understanding and cooperation between the people of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies www.nd.edu/~krocinst/index.html
The Kroc Institute, established in 1986 at the University of Notre Dame, conducts research and educational activities and programs related to the causes of conflict and the factors that help maintain peace.
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La Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado www.cear.es
La Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR; The Spanish Committee for Refugee Assistance) is an independent organization acting to defend refugee rights. CEAR champions justice, solidarity, liberty and equality.
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Le Respect – ça Change l’École (Respect – Changing Schools) www.education.gouv.fr
"Le Respect – ça Change l’École" is a project carried out by the French Ministry of Education, dedicated to fighting violence in schools and promoting tolerance among students.
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M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence www.gandhiinstitute.org
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence was founded in 1991 by the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, and his wife, Sunanda Gandhi. The mission of the institute is to prevent violence, resolve personal and public conflicts, provide diversity training, and foster community building. This is accomplished through education, research and outreach. The Institute brings together policy makers, mediators, activists, educators, game developers and others, to explore how diverse peace actors can work together to increase their impact.
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Minority Rights Group International www.minorityrights.org
Minority Rights Group International (MRG) works with and on behalf of minorities and indigenous people to secure their ethnic, religious and linguistic rights. It strives for cooperation and understanding between communities and seeks to raise awareness of issues minorities face. MRG works to persuade policy makers of the need for long-term and sustainable change relating to minority issues.
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Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility www.morningsidecenter.org
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility is a non-profit organization active in New York City public schools since 1982. It strives to educate parents, students and teachers about understanding cultural differences, and to sensitize young people to issues of civil society.
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Nansen Dialogue Network www.nansen-dialogue.net
The overall objective of the Nansen Dialogue Network (NDN) is to support peace and reconciliation processes in the Western Balkans by promoting interethnic dialogue. The aims are to influence the attitudes of ethnic politics and mistrust that still dominate political and social life throughout the region, and to contribute to improved interethnic relations and practical cooperation in the targeted communities.
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Nauczanie Integruj±ce w Kontek¶cie Europy (NIKE) www.nike.ces.uj.edu.pl
Nauczanie Integruj±ce w Kontek¶cie Europy (NIKE) is the Polish part of a joint educational project under the Socrates Comenius program – Cooperative Learning in the European Context (CLIEC), realized by the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University (Cracow), the Center for Citizenship Education (Warsaw), the Centre for Intercultural Education at Ghent University, the Centre for Intercultural Studies (Granada, Spain) and Intercultural Island (Reykjavik) in 2002-2005.
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Nonviolent Peaceforce www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/
The Nonviolent Peaceforce is a network of 90 member organizations whose aim is to safeguard human rights, prevent armed conflict, and provide local activists with a safe environment in which to continue their efforts. This network is intended to create a nonviolent international civilian peace force which can intervene in third-party conflicts. The organizations publish reports and provide conflict prevention training.
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Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) www.patrir.ro
The Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) was founded in 2001 to promote peace-building, constructive transformation of conflicts, and prevention of all forms of violence – direct, structural and cultural – in Romania and internationally. PATRIR’s methods are democratic and participatory, involving campaigns, training and education, research, and dissemination of information.
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Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) www.peacejusticestudies.org
The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is a non-profit organization bringing together academics, teachers and local activists around initiatives and strategies for peaceful resolution of conflicts and for action against violence and social injustice. It is both a research/educational institute and an association of peace studies and conflict resolution experts.
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Peace Brigades International www.peacebrigades.org/
The special role of this nongovernmental organization is its on-the-ground effort to safeguard human rights activists and refugees from threats. Supported by an emergency response network, the organization can inspire international condemnation of those who attempt to hinder the work of activists by unlawful means. Likewise, the organization monitors elections, holds training workshops, and publishes annual reports.
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Peace, Conflict & Development www.peacestudiesjournal.org.uk/index.asp
Peace, Conflict and Development is a new open-access journal which focuses on issues in conflict and peace studies. It publishes author-submitted articles on human rights, democracy and democratization, conflict resolution, environment, security, war, culture, identity and community, and other related subjects.
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Peacemakers Trust www.peacemakers.ca
The Peacemakers Trust is a Canadian charitable organization established in 1999, dedicated to research and education about conflict transformation and peacebuilding around the world. The website offers many materials: case studies, academic publications, a comprehensive bibliography and many links.
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Pro Asyl www.proasyl.de
Pro Asyl was created in 1986 and operates across Germany. It is a member of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). It aims to help refugees, combat violence and injustice, and build a more open and tolerant German society.
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PRO EUROPA League www.proeuropa.ro
The PRO EUROPA League, one of the first nongovernmental organizations in post-communist Romania, was founded in 1989 by a group of intellectuals committed to the pan-European idea and the values of democracy and pluralism. The League opted for direct civic involvement and became an activist group. Its priorities are social dialogue and civic education.
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Project on Ethnic Relations www.per-usa.org
The Project on Ethnic Relations (PER) is an initiative intended to prevent interethnic conflicts in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation and the Balkans after the collapse of communism. PER undertakes mediation in discussions between representatives of governments, oppositions and ethnic groups seeking peaceful means of resolving interethnic tensions.
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Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies www.riifs.org
The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS) is a research institute founded in Amman. It was designed as a place for rational discussion about religion, interfaith relations and pluralism. RIIFS focuses on academic research, publishing articles, and organizing conferences, seminars and lectures. Twice a year, RIIFS publishes the Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (BRIIFS), an academic journal. The website contains information about Islam and its relations with other religions.
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Ruban Vert (Green Ribbon) www.rubanvert.net
The Green Ribbon (Ruban Vert) project is devoted to informing youth about maintaining tolerance in school.
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Saferworld www.saferworld.org.uk
Saferworld is an independent nongovernmental organization created in 1989 in response to the changing nature of conflict in the post-Cold War world. The organization is financed by private individuals, foundations, and the governments of countries such as Great Britain, Belgium, Finland and the Netherlands. Saferworld works to identify, develop and promote more effective strategies for preventing armed conflicts.
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Search for Common Ground. The European Center for Common Ground www.sfcg.org
Search for Common Ground (SCG) is a nongovernmental organization active on four continents. It seeks models for prevention and peaceful resolution of conflicts related to ethnic, economic and environmental problems. It works in a decentralized fashion, operating in specific locations where conflicts occur. The organization is active in artistic and cultural domains; its activities focus on developmental support for children and youth. The website includes publications, analyses of events, and tools for conflict resolution.
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Seeds of Peace www.seedsofpeace.org
Seeds of Peace is a NGO organizing annual workshops and camps for youth from regions affected by military conflicts.
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Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) www.mediation.com.sg
The Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) is the primary mediation center in Singapore. Its activities are supported by many associations, as well as the Singapore courts, including the Supreme Court. SMC promotes amicable and fair resolution of the disputes and tensions generated when people interact. It contributes to building a harmonious society and business development by broadening awareness and providing access to constructive means of conflict resolution.
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SOS.Racisme www.sos-racisme.org
SOS.Racisme is a French organization established in 1983 to eliminate racial discrimination and promote social equality through education.
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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) www.sipri.org
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an independent international research institute dedicated to exploring the problems of peace and conflict, specifically arms control and disarmament. SIPRI’s mission is to examine questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security, with the aim of contributing to an understanding of the conditions for peaceful solutions of international conflicts and for a stable peace.
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Stowarzyszenie "Nigdy Wiêcej" (The Never Again Association) www.nigdywiecej.org.pl
The Never Again Association was created in 1996 by the Anti-Nazi Group (GAN). Its goal is to create a pressure group to combat social pathologies and indifference towards the growing wave of hatred.
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Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding www.tanenbaum.org
The mission of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding is to promote tolerance and peaceful coexistence among believers of various faiths and people of different cultures. Its activities focus on education in primary schools and the workplace.
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United Religions Initiative (URI) www.uri.org
The United Religions Initiative (URI) was formed in 2000 for the purpose of promoting day-to-day cooperation between different religions and working to end religiously motivated hate and violence. URI acts locally, regionally and globally.
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United States Institute of Peace www.usip.org
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent federal institution created by the United States Congress to work for the prevention and peaceful resolution of international conflicts. Founded in 1984, the Institute is mandated by Congress to carry out a number of programs including research funding, fellowships, professional training, educational programs in high schools and universities, conferences, workshops, library services and publications.
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Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation unpo.org
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation is an international organization bringing together representatives of indigenous peoples, national minorities and independent territories, who have united to protect their cultures, human rights and natural environments, and to jointly seek peaceful methods of resolving conflicts.
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Verein für Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit (ZARA) www.zara.or.at
ZARA is an Austrian association of social work and legal aid specialists. They offer free advice and intervention in cases of racial discrimination, accompany victims in court proceedings, and document reported cases of rights violation.
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Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA) sicsa.huji.ac.il
The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism is an interdisciplinary research center. It conducts studies on antisemitism from historical and contemporary perspectives.
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World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP) www.wcrp.org
Religions for Peace is a coalition of representatives of the largest religions of the world, whose purpose is to create a discussion forum for interreligious dialogue and peaceful coexistence. Religions for Peace engages in initiatives related to conflict dynamics, human rights, education for peace, disarmament and security.
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