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Congolese Army Wife Stands Up Against Domestic Violence

Inspired by our human rights training for the Congolese Army, Sylvie Mirindi launched her own program to protect women from domestic violence. Sylvie is a 2017 Common Ground Awardee. Source: https://www.sfcg.org/congolese-army-wife-sylvie-video/

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Reversing Hate: the story of Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Kaleka

Former white supremacist Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Kaleka, whose father was killed by a racist shooter in 2012, have joined forces against hate in America. Arno and Pardeep are 2017 Common Ground Awardees. Learn more about Arno and Pardeep’s story here. Become a Battle For Humanity beta tester at battle4humanity.com Source: https://www.sfcg.org/arno-michaelis-pardeep-kaleka/

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Reversing Hate

“I am here tonight because people that I claimed to hate — a Jewish boss, a lesbian supervisor, black and Latino coworkers — treated me with kindness when I least deserved it.” — Arno Michaelis, former white supremacist, receiving the Common Ground Award in New York on November 30, 2017 Hate is a thread sewn into the fabric of our society, shaping our experience of living in it. It is extremely visible to some, while others hardly see it. That fabric is being pulled apart more…

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Talking Policy: Sandra Tabares-Duque on Forced Sterilization in Peru

“Quipus are knotted cords that were used by the Incas and ancient Andean civilizations, to convey complex messages,” reads the Quipu Project website. These instruments inspired the project’s interactive documentary, which provides an opportunity for people—mostly indigenous men and women—who were forcibly sterilized by the Peruvian government in the 1990s to dial into a a phone line connected to a website. Testimonies are recorded through the phone line, and people around the world can listen on the website. World Policy Journal spoke with Colombian filmmaker Sandra Tabares-Duque, a producer for…

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World Policy On Air, Ep. 149: “Turkey’s Imperiled Press”

World Policy On Air is a podcast from the pages and website of World Policy Journal. As Erdoğan’s Turkey becomes increasingly polarized and intolerant of political opposition, a 1943 novel by Sabahattin Ali demonstrates how literature can introduce dissident themes in ways newspapers cannot. On this week’s episode of World Policy On Air, president of English PEN Maureen Freely discusses the state of Turkish media culture today. Subscribe to World Policy On Air on iTunes today. [Photo courtesy of Hilmi Hacaloğlu] Source: http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2017/12/08/world-policy-air-ep-149-turkeys-imperiled-press

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APN Briefing Call with Amb. Jacob Walles, Former US Consul General to Jerusalem on President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

On December 7th, 2017, APN hosted former US consul General in Jerusalem, Jacob (Jake) Walles. Ambassador Walles spoke about the repercussions of President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his decision to start preparations for transferring America’s Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.   Click here to listen Jacob Walles is a nonresident senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Israeli-Palestinian issues, Tunisia, and counterterrorism. Throughout his 35-year career in the foreign service, he was U.S….

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