Innovative Diplomacy Strives to Resolve Conflicts Reply

When diplomats are unable to end or prevent conflict, other parties may take the initiative, launching cross-border sports or cultural exchanges. In a five-part series, Samantha Adler analyzes informal and unusual types of diplomacy to see which hold the most promise. 

The separation barrier between Israel and the West Bank, near Jenin, under construction in 2005. Photo by Barbara Borst

The separation barrier between Israel and the West Bank, near Jenin, under construction in 2005. Photo by Barbara Borst

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Brazil Tackles Forced Labor Problem Reply

Latin America has nearly 2 million forced laborers, a problem that needs further research and action. In a documentary video and website, Ana Maria Defillo reports on efforts to expose and address the issue in Brazil.

Performers at the Centro de Apoio e Pastoral do Migrante (CAMI) Third Annual Immigrant Music and Poetry Festival in Sao Paulo. Photos by Ana Defillo

Performers at the Centro de Apoio e Pastoral do Migrante (CAMI) Third Annual Immigrant Music and Poetry Festival in Sao Paulo. Photos by Ana Defillo

 

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Fighting Sexual Violence in South Africa Reply

Members of Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee. Ntsupe Photo by Hayley Chesnik.

Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee members, including Ntsupe Mohapi, right;, and Matseko Mahlaba, foreground. Photo by Hayley Chesnik.

South Africa has extremely high rates of rape and other forms of gender-based violence. Hayley Chesnik reports on her travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town to learn about efforts to address the issue.
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Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict  1

“The spotlight is on you and we are coming after you with all the means at our disposal, Zainab Banguara warned perpetrators of sexual violence during conflicts. “Humanity will pursue you and hold you to account.”    Jane McClenahan reports.

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Zainab Banguara, UN special representative on sexual violence in conflict. Courtesy UN Photo/Evan Schneider

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The Conversation: Apology to Korea benefits Japan, too 3

Jane McClenahan writes: As it advanced through Asia in the Second World War, the Japanese Army established an estimated 2,000 ‘comfort stations’.  This euphemism obscures the horror of what they really were – military brothels to service the sexual needs of the Japanese soldiers ….

Statue of a traditional Japanese warrior, near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Photo by Barbara Borst

Statue of a traditional Japanese warrior, near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
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