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Marta Benavides: My Reflections on Peace and the Passing of Wangari Maathai, A Dear Friend

I write this letter as I reflect on the work ahead and Sept 21st, International Day of Peace understanding that many people around the world are working to figure out what must be done, what must be lived for the enjoyment of peace.
 
Peace for many of us around the world is real development; that is, to live in a healthy planet, and to have all human needs met for all of us in today’s generation and for the generations to come, to the seventh generation, and beyond.

GCAP Tribute: In Memory of Wangari Maathai

I am writing to share messages from GCAP coalitions and constituencies as we mourn the demise of the visionary and indefatigable leader, Wangari Maathai, who has been a global symbol of strength, hope and conviction in the power of lasting change that is driven by women and local communities.
 
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GCAP Attends UN Meeting on Happiness and Development

On Friday September 16th GCAP was invited to a meeting held by the Prime Minister of Bhutan, the Honorable Lyonchoen Jigmi Y. Thinley, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs on the United Nations Resolution on Happiness. Attendees included representatives from the Rockefeller Fund, Women’s Environment and Development, CIVICUS, IGP and others.

Civicus World Assembly Blog Post From Rosa Lizarde of the Feminist Task Force

It’s been a busy time at the CIVICUS World Assembly in Montreal where Marta Benavides, Lysa John, Rajiv Joshi, along with other colleagues and interns are engaging in sessions and provocative discussions.

Blog Series, Entry 2: Anti Corruption Protests in India

Anti-Corruption Protests in India: Just a middle class movement or is it something more?

Blog Series, Entry 1: Anti Corruption Protests in India

On 16th August 2011 between 11:30 and 3:30 am a team from the Centre for Democracy and Social Action (Richa Singh, Bhavana Thakur, Pooja Ravi and Aditya Ray) paid a visit to two sites of the anti-corruption protest. Given below is our account of what we observed on day 1 of the protest. It must be mentioned here that at this stage it is not an exhaustive analysis but simply our observations.