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Security & Conflict

No Boundaries, Only Obstacles

Children learn the art of parkour in the Gaza Strip to help them overcome the trauma caused by war and boost their self-esteem.

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Civil War Reloaded

25 years ago, these fighters were enemies. Now they have come together with a new goal: maintaining peace in Lebanon. But time is running out.

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The Brightest Colour of Syria

Despite the cruel face of the Syrian war artist Diala Brisly refuses to give up hope. With her art she paints another story.

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Dangerous Waters

Beyond the world’s attention, violent crimes take place on unstable ground: Child piracy creates a legal dilemma that puts vulnerable juveniles at risk.

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Understanding Crime

Crime in Mexico City is a multi-layered problem. We asked two experts to break down the figures and cut through the complexities.

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Fighting Machismo

Sexual assaults happen daily in Mexico City, and frequently on public transportation. The Inmujeres organization is fighting for women’s rights and safety.

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Facts or Rumors?

Social media plays a huge role in African conflict zones. It offers ways for evading media restrictions, but also bears dangers inherent in its use.

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Truth Is the First Casualty

Local journalists in Peru often work in very hostile atmospheres. Can they positively influence conflict resolution?

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A Proposal from Hiroshima

The horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki could have marked the end of nuclear warfare, but did not. A call to action.

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Reconstructing Responsibility

The reconstruction of Afghanistan has created a culture of dependency. Only projects that delegate responsibility to the local population can be sustainable.

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Basta Ya – Enough Already!

Colombia has been shaken by violence for the last two decades. What is and needs to be done to overcome the nation’s past?

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Facing the Horror

Northern Iraqi society is coping with trauma of the violence. Civil initiatives offer help.

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