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April the 16th

Mobilising for Justice: #JusticeForAsifa

All of last week, India has been rocked by an explosion of opinion, scathing views, and loud demonstrations all over the country demanding #JusticeForAsifa  – an eight-year old girl belonging to the nomadic Bakarwal (Muslim) community in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, who was kidnapped, sedated, held inside a temple, gang raped and brutally murdered in January this year. With the chargesheeting of the accused (Hindu men) by the Jammu and Kashmir police crime branch last week, along with indicating the motive to beyond one of sexual violence, it has sparked off a fresh round of heated exchanges between the already polarized communities along religious lines.

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April the 10th

Blog post: Outcome Harvesting – the next step to assure quality

The current policy framework "Dialogue & Dissent" of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports 25 Alliances of predominantly Dutch NGOs that strengthen the capacities of civil society in the global South. Chief among the goals of this policy framework is to develop CSO capacities in lobbying and advocacy. Yet, the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of results from lobby and advocacy efforts is a well-known challenge in the world of international development cooperation. We operate in complex circumstances and there are many other actors and factors that influence the behaviour of people, organisations, and society. How to best or more accurately capture the results of our engagements and interventions with society actors?

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March the 8th

Report: Building Sustainable Peace

GPPAC and QUNO are excited to announce the release of our joint report ‘Building Sustainable Peace: How inclusivity, partnerships and a reinforced UN Peacebuilding Architecture will support delivery.' Given the on-going developments in the peacebuilding and prevention fields, this report serves to increase the practical understanding of what sustaining peace means, assess the progress and remaining challenges facing peacebuilding practice and articulate recommendations for the way forward.

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Animation: Making Conflict Prevention Possible

The past years have shown a drastic increase in the number of violent conflicts worldwide. As a result, many thousands have died and many more had to flee their homes. The solution is not in reacting to violent conflicts when they appear. We need to shift our focus from reacting to violent conflicts to the longer-term focus of prevention. In this animation we explain what conflict prevention is, why it is important and what GPPAC is doing for sustainable peace worldwide.

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