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Turning Resolution into Status  Quo

Turning Resolution into Status Quo

  By: David Clavijo and Sebastian Jaramillo.    Conflicts at an international level or local can be caused or influenced by both international and local factors. Likewise, assuming the preexistence of a conflict in an alternate scenario, both international and local efforts can be key to the resolution of said conflict. Furthermore, acting at a local...
La Merced: a little Colombian town asking for opportunities

La Merced: a little Colombian town asking for opportunities

In a previous blogpost I wrote about the most famous Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez  or Gabo as people call him. In this post I want to talk a little bit more about him. His stories and tales are so popular around the world, for many people outside Colombia and even for...
National Leaders Training in Colombia

National Leaders Training in Colombia

The National Leaders Training in CISV Colombia is such a big deal. It is an event were all the leaders and staff’s of CISV Bogota and CISV Medellín, the two chapters in Colombia, gather together to enhance their knowledge of the content area of the year, besides all the practical knowledge for the international and...
Why C&R is my favorite CISV content area

Why C&R is my favorite CISV content area

Adam and Eva have the original merit of having liberated us from paradise, our sin is that we long to return to it (Zuleta 1980). We long to return to that place where everything is perfect , where wishing or aiming for a better future do not have a place, where the hard work ,...
Minicamp in Medellin

Minicamp in Medellin

In a previous blog post, one of us talked about how great the planning for the minicamp in Medellín was. Well, this last weekend for the first time, the Jirafa project was part of one here in Medellin. As usual a minicamp is always full of joy and learning, the educational and the fun activities...
Conflicts, an approach to better relationships

Conflicts, an approach to better relationships

The next article was written by an active Colombian CISVer who attend a Mosaic Project on 2009, he want to share with our community his point of view within the topic of conflict and resolution:   Conflicts are something natural in everybody’s life, they can appear in different sizes, environments and whenever one might expect....
Colombia is Magic realism

Colombia is Magic realism

I dare to say that for many Colombians the term “magic realism” may have been over used in many ways since it got famous here in Colombia. People is familiar with it, thanks to Gabriel Garcia Marquez –  ‘Gabo”, who is one of the most  important exponents of this literary style in the world. One...
The reverse culture Shock

The reverse culture Shock

Culture shock is defined as a personal disorientation that a person suffers while experiencing an unfamiliar way of life, for example going to another country. Where the people has to face different types of manners, food, weather, even different social environments. But there is another well-known term called the reverse culture shock. This happens every...
Art of the muses - Music and Conflict Transformation.

Art of the muses – Music and Conflict Transformation.

From the prehistoric era, music has been part of the development of human civilisations. Its definition even in modern times is culturally influenced, and there is no universal definition of what music can be. Each culture perceives it differently, for some it may be a fundamental part of their cultural roots, while for others it...
Repair your windows

Repair your windows

“Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it’s unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside. Or consider a pavement. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates....
I am still Pro-choice

I am still Pro-choice

Written by Ellinor Bogen “Coming from such a liberal country as Norway to conservative and religious Ireland was slightly overwhelming, but also very interesting”   Last year I moved to Ireland. Ireland is a Catholic country with strict abortion laws and so women are only granted abortions in situations where the mother’s life is threatened,...
The Hunger Game

The Hunger Game

Absolute Poverty in the world is one of the biggest issues that the society has to deal with. And it refers to the deprivation of basic human needs, which commonly includes food, water, sanitation, clothing, shelter health care and education; People who are reading this article may have not experienced any of those, but I’m...