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01 Jan 2017 description

​​​The project will focus on how individual deeds, in times of radical uncertainty and flux, inspire collective action or lead to new institutional practices in ways that determine the direction a society takes. The emphasis will lie on the small but often heroic everyday acts of common people who attempt to challenge dehumanizing trends of exclusion and abuse in violent conflict and civil war in Syria, Somalia and Myanmar.

16 Dec 2016 description

While research and policy has increasingly focused on women’s peacebuilding roles in conflictaffected countries, less attention has been paid to the roles of refugee women in diaspora groups as peacebuilding actors in their countries of origin. Using the case of the Myanmar diaspora in Norway, this policy brief illustrates how women in diaspora can contribute to their countries of origin through transnational engagements.