Invitation To Join The International Solidarity Committee For The Iraqi Social Forum
Call from ICSSI before Baghdad Social Forum
Karibu partner Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) invites for International solidarity before the Iraqi Social Forum to be held in Baghdad autumn 2013. More information is found below.
Pursue Peace! Resume Formal Peace Talks Now!
Statements of the Ecumenical Bishops Forum (EBF) on the Termination of the Peace Talks in the Philippines
On Thursday, April 25th, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) announced that they would terminate the formal peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Karibu partner the Ecumenical Bishops Forum (EBF) has relased two statements, calling on the parties to resume the peace talks immediately. Both statements can be found below.
Stop Outsourcing Peace
Control the Use of Private Military and Security Campanies (PMSCs)
Hired by governments and companies to perform operations previously carried out by national military forces, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) are the modern equivalent of mercenaries: armed civilians operating for profit in conflict zones. In this month's "Voices from the South," Ismaeel Dawood of Karibu partner the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) calls for the need to control and reduce the use of PMSCs in his home land of Iraq, and in all conflict and post-conflict states where peace and security are becoming big business.
The Peace Process in Colombia
Open breakfast meeting with Dr. Lilia Solano of Justicia y Vida
The Karibu Foundation has the pleasure of inviting you to an open breakfast meeting with Dr. Lilia Solano, Chair of the Faculty of Law and Political and Social Sciences at National University of Colombia and leader of Karibu partner organization in Colombia, Justicia y Vida
. Lilia will speak on her experiences with the current peace process between the government of Colombia and FARC-EP, especially related to the role of Civil Society in the process.
Addressing the imbalance of pilgrimage
CAPAD Meets with National Pilgrimage Board in Nigeria to Address Pilgrimage Practices to the Holy Land
Nigerian network and Karibu partner Churches in Action for Peace and Development (CAPAD) meets with the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) in Abuja in order to call for greater scrutiny of national pilgrimage practices of Nigerians to the Holy Land. Between 50,000-70,000 Nigerians travel to the Holy Land each year on state-sponsored pilgrimage, yet little to no emphasis is placed on the "living stones" or justice in the region. The full story can be found below.
Binyavanga Wainaina speaks to Al Jazeera about the need to challenge the dominant narrative about the continent
Kenyan writer and Karibu partner Binyavanga Wainaina speaks to "Talk to Al Jazeera" about challenging the current narratives and perspectives on Africa, the neo-colonial effects of current aid strategies to the continent, and his viral essay "How to Talk About Africa." The full video and story can be found below.