The Smart Jirafa
We teach life, sir!

We teach life, sir!

Written by Omar Al Sayed My name is Omar Al Sayed, I’m 23 years old. I’m a Palestinian refugee living in a camp called Rashidieh in the south of Lebanon, and I’ve been living in this camp since I was born. I went to school in the camp until I had finished high school. Everything...
5 about conflict and how to handle them.

5 about conflict and how to handle them.

We asked five people 1) What is conflict and 2) How would you handle conflicts.                
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 ,...
Conflicts in your city?

Conflicts in your city?

As part of our research, we have been studying different levels of conflict, what are their causes and possible consequences. I live in a 8’000.000 peoples city, once called the Athens of America. I truly love my city – its full of life and warmness. Of course every place has good memories, and I have...
Bullying

Bullying

Bullying is something that I feel pops up every once in a while in media; people have committed suicide, kids that have only had one person attend their birthday parties, internet “trolls” are  threatening bloggers, there have been appeals against bullying and even the king in Norway in his new years speech devoted a lot...
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....
From conflict (prejudice) to peace (breaking prejudice) by Keonhi Son

From conflict (prejudice) to peace (breaking prejudice) by Keonhi Son

What do I think about Germany? Cold people, funny language, and punctual freaks! Inside of Europe it is so common to have prejudice against each other. I did backpacking travel in several European contries six monthes two years ago, mainly concentrated to Southern European countries. It was my first travel experience so that I feel...
Declaration on the Right to Development, Universal?

Declaration on the Right to Development, Universal?

In December 1986 the UN general assembly established the Declaration on Right to Development. Article one goes as following: “The right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which...
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....
Happy 25th Birthday Child Convention!!!

Happy 25th Birthday Child Convention!!!

Today marks the anniversary of the Child Convention (CRC). Exactly 25 years ago in New York the CRC was written down securing children all over the world what they are entitled to. And it seems that the well being of children is universally accepted, as it is the most widely ratified convention. However, we should not...
Conflicts at work – How can you solve them using the giraffe-language?

Conflicts at work – How can you solve them using the giraffe-language?

A conflict can consume the parts involved making them think about it all the time. This will affect their work, and make the work environment unhealthy. A conflict might be about a little thing, but for those it involves it is dead serious. Conflicts at work are, however, unavoidable – bound to happen. A conflict...