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The Externado university’s radio interviewed Ali Zeddini, Vice-president of the Tunisian Human Rights League to reflect on the ‘Jasmine Revolution’, peace process and role of the Tunisian National Quartet (Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2015) in Tunisia and what can be learnt from that experience for Colombia’s own current dialogue between the government and guerrillas. Listen to this interview in Spanish and French here
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La radio del Externado ha entrevistado a Ali Zeddini, Vicepresidente de la Ligue tunecina de Derechos Humanos, para reflexionar sobre la ‘Revolución del Jazmín’, el proceso de paz y el rol del Cuarteto nacional tunecino (Ganador del Premio Nobel de Paz 2015) en Túnez, y lo que se puede aprender de esta experiencia para el proprio dialogo entre el gobierno y guerrillas en Colombia.
Escucha a esta entrevista en español aquí:
 
By Kumi Naidoo
For the last ten years we have been told an ‘Africa rising’ story in which continued economic growth is offered as the only measure of progress that seems to matter. It is a woefully inadequate way to understand the health of our societies at a time when we still face a number of stubborn development challenges that governments and business alone cannot solve. What we have witnessed is largely jobless growth and growth without equity. 
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CIVICUS SG Danny Sriskandarajah at ICSW 2016 PhotoCredit Juan Santacruz LOWRESDanny Sriskandarajah, Secretary General of the Civicus global civil society network, has some heretical thoughts about CSOs putting their own house in order

Collusion, according to the dictionary, means “secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others.” That is what the world’s political and economic elites engage in, according to Danny Sriskandarajah, secretary general of the international civil society alliance CIVICUS. 
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Last month, some 900 civil society activists and thinkers descended upon Bogota to discuss the role of civil society in making a better tomorrow. CIVICUS Secretary General DHANANJAYAN SRISKANDARAJAH explains why the summit comes at such a crucial time.
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Speaking at a press briefing to mark the opening of International Civil Society Week 2016, Nobel Prize winning Tunisian activist Ali Zeddini highlighted the role that civil society must play if there is to be sustainable peace in Colombia

About 900 civil society leaders and activists from 109 states gather in Colombia's Bogota to discuss active citizenry.
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In a world fraught with inequality, injustice and little hope for change, it is young people leading the charge for change. From South Africa to India, Colombia and even the United States, young people are at the forefront, demanding new answers to old problems. But are young people managing to tell their stories? Are older, more traditional civil society structures willing to include youth? What role can young people play? And, most importantly, is anyone listening? THE DAILY VOX spoke to youth activists and veteran civil society leaders during International Civil Society Week, to find out more.
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freedoms-under-attackA repressive trend of increased attacks on the people and organisations that defend our basic human rights is leading to a crisis

How do we transform the waves of protests—which have occupied streets and squares worldwide over the past few years—into movements that can challenge power?
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Colombia-503x472Collusion, according to the dictionary, means “secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others.” That is what the world’s political and economic elites engage in

The Externado university’s radio interviewed Ali Zeddini, Vice-president of the Tunisian Human Rights League to reflect on the ‘Jasmine Revolution’,...
Collusion, according to the dictionary, means “secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others.”...
About 900 civil society leaders and activists from 109 states gather in Colombia's Bogota to discuss active citizenry.Read more...
How do we transform the waves of protests—which have occupied streets and squares worldwide over the past few years—into movements...
By Kumi NaidooFor the last ten years we have been told an ‘Africa rising’ story in which continued economic growth...
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