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  Overcoming Humanitarian Dilemmas in the DPRK (North Korea): Special Reports: Publications: U.S. Institute of Peace
In 1995, multilateral, bilateral, and non-governmental humanitarian agencies responded to the crisis through the provision of large-scale assistance, and they continue seven years later to provide "emergency" or humanitarian assistance, although in 2002 most of the agencies are attempting to incorporate some form of development or rehabilitation into their humanitarian programs.
In practice, the humanitarian dilemma is never fully resolved but instead humanitarian agencies, as they do in all countries in which they operate, make the best of the circumstances in which they work: continuing to deliver much-needed aid and at the same time continuing to negotiate with the government to improve operating conditions.
Humanitarian assistance is also valued—explicitly by some and implicitly by others—because it facilitates an increase in knowledge and in confidence and trust building between the DPRK and the outside world.
www.usip.org /pubs/specialreports/sr90.html   (8174 words)

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Shelters organized by volunteers and often run out of private homes had begun to open their doors to battered women in 1974; by 1985, many of these shelters received federal assistance and occupied large facilities.
Women of all generations are approaching peace issues at several different levels, from grassroots activism to teaching conflict resolution and cooperation, providing professional policy research and analysis, and promoting peace by seeking elected and appointed offices.
Women's organizations working for peace consider a major challenge for the foreseeable future to be converting the world economy and state of mind from military pursuits to peaceful endeavors.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /ERC/intlorg/Status_of_Women/s5.html   (12974 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Issues: Peace: Activism and Peace Work   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A nondenominational Jewish organization committed to active nonviolence as a means of resolving conflict, drawing on Jewish traditional sources within the Torah, the Talmud, and contemporary peacemaking sages.
Peace Jam - An international education program built around leading Nobel Peace Laureates with the goal to inspire a new generation of peacemakers who will transform their local communities, themselves, and the world.
Peace Tax Seven - Seven war tax resisters who are seeking a change in the law to allow them and other conscientious objectors to divert their taxes spent on war to finance nonviolent methods of solving conflicts.
dmoz.org /Society/Issues/Peace/Activism_and_Peace_Work   (3839 words)

 Religion and Peacemaking Web Links: Library and Links: Jeannette Rankin Library Program: U.S. Institute of Peace
While not meant to be comprehensive, the list of links is representative of the issues being addressed and supports the work of the Institute's Religion and Peacemaking Initiative.
Projects are organized by region and type (such as women's empowerment and civil society).
Resources and publications include the Peace Office Newsletter, a quarterly publication from the Mennonite Central Committee's Overseas Peace Office, occasional papers, printed materials and other media, and an annual report of the work of the MCC organization.
www.usip.org /library/topics/rp.html   (1960 words)

 Learn more about List of organizations in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Learn more about List of organizations in the online encyclopedia.
This page is a list of lists of organizations and a list of otherwise unclassified organizations found in wikipedia.
List of civic, fraternal, service, and professional organizations
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_organizations.html   (128 words)

 Peace and Conflict Studies Internet Resources
AFSC is a Quaker organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service.
An independent, campaigning organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.
The purpose of IPRA is to advance interdisciplinary research into the conditions of peace and the causes of war and other forms of violence.
www.emu.edu /library/peace.html   (819 words)

 The National Peace Corps Association: Response to the South Asian Tsunami
NPCA is providing organizational support to the Tsunami Assistance Project India, an effort of recently returned Peace Corps volunteers at the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University to carry out a small reconstruction project in Nagappattinam District of Tamil Nadu, India.
InterAction (of which NPCA is a member) has an extended list of U.S.-based humanitarian and development organizations, and their current relief efforts.
The Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development Institute has produced a briefing paper covering some of the humanitarian aspects of the Indian Ocean catastrophe, with links to relevant papers, websites and other sources, including research conducted by ODI.
www.rpcv.org /pages/sitepage.cfm?id=1074   (768 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Issues: Peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bruderhof Peace Barn - A Flight 93 memorial - A barn converted by students into a museum for peace and a memorial for the passengers and crew members of Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, PA.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum - Museum established in August 1955 to convey the facts of the atomic bombing and contribute to the abolition of nuclear weapons and the realization of lasting world peace.
Peace Grey-Bruce - An educational and activist organization working to strengthen the peace movement in Grey and Bruce counties.
dmoz.org /Society/Issues/Peace   (1810 words)

 Internships. Internships Listings and Volunteer Organizations
Each organization details their particular internship and volunteer opportunities (mission statements as well as contact address, email and website address).
Listing of technological and computer oriented internships with local and international positions.
Listing of organizations within the United Nations, the IMF and the World Bank offering volunteer and internship placements.
www.campusaccess.com /campus_web/intern/i2int.htm   (330 words)

 United for Peace : Local Groups   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Veterans for Peace, Inc. (VFP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war.
The founders of the organization represent diverse constituencies, from technology to finance to retail, and are drawing on their years of experience in business to mobilize the business community against the war.
AV Patriots for Peace is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, nondenominational group of concerned residents of the Antelope Valley and surrounding communities who oppose war against Iraq, support the UN peace process, and believe that peace is truly patriotic and should be the United States' first priority.
www.unitedforpeace.org /groups.php   (6102 words)

 Emergency Humanitarian Action and Relief for the People of Iraq: Resource List
Resources of many humanitarian agencies are already stretched because of the food crisis in Africa and other major concerns such as in Sudan, Afghanistan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and the AIDS pandemic.
Caritas partner organization in Canada is the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP), telephone toll free 1-888-664-3387.
LIFE is a non-government organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
www.peacemakers.ca /research/MiddleEast/IraqHumanitarianRelief.html   (3708 words)

 Cities for Peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Now, community organizations and city councils across the nation have begun to call for an end to military operations in Iraq and a beginning of a peaceful solution.
Cities for Peace will work as a hub of communication among cities taking action on this issue, and help all these cities express their opinion as a bloc of people that they represent, rather than as isolated cities.
Cities for Peace voter education materials present cutting edge policy information and analysis to help make sure people are informed voters and citizens...before and after the election.
www.ips-dc.org /citiesforpeace   (1222 words)

 Scholars of Islam & the Tragedy of Sept. 11th
These scholars are members of the Study of Islam section at the American Academy of Religion, the largest international organization responsible for the academic study of religion.
A humanitarian crisis of epic proportions is developing on the borders of Afghanistan as Iran and Pakistan turn away famine-stricken Afghan women, children and men fleeing in fear of military attacks.
Many members of this organization are active in global peace issues and have publicly spoken on behalf of causes such as nuclear reduction.
groups.colgate.edu /aarislam/response.htm   (7366 words)

 Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way.
A worldwide organization for the protection of the rights of prisoners of conscience.
Founder of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration League.
almaz.com /nobel/peace/peace.html   (1273 words)

 Human Rights Web Resources Page
Within the regional/national group, resources are listed by region and by country, and within each region or country are alphabetized.
This list is closed, which means that the list owner must approve you for membership.
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is an organization of health professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens that uses the knowledge and skills of the medical and forensic sciences to investigate and prevent violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.
www.hrweb.org /resource.html   (1142 words)

 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--Nongovernmental Organizations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Green Net-- Part of the global computer network specifically designed for environment, peace, human rights, and development groups, with links to numerous such organizations.
Private, nonprofit U.S. organization supporting electoral and other democratic institutions in emerging, evolving, and experienced democracies--"one of the world's premier democracy and governance assistance organizations." Excellent electoral information and analysis.
Third World Network-- Reports and angles on development issues from the perspectives of the developing countries, from an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World, and North- South issues.
www.etown.edu /vl/ngos.html   (1004 words)

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Dedicated to creating a peaceful world, where conflict is resolved without violence, these organizations work to support disarmament, ban landmines, and foster communication rather than combat.
We are an organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service.
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) brings together over 1,300 humanitarian, peace, disability, veterans, medical, development and other groups of all kinds in over 80 countries who work locally, nationally, regionally, and internationally to ban antipersonnel (AP) landmines.
www.justgive.org /html/charitygifts/createpeace.html   (226 words)

 List of organizations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page is a list of lists of organizations and a list of otherwise unclassified organizations.
List of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
This page was last modified 23:48, 24 October 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_organizations   (58 words)

 Humanitarian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
If there is to be a libertarian and egalitarian future, an international organization such as the United Nations dedicated to preserving international peace and universal human rights must be part of it.
Such an organization would have jurisdiction over issues of global importance such as protecting human rights, keeping peace among nations and within nations, combating medical pandemics, and issuing humanitarian aid.
An organization such as this would not be permitted to use violence or other coercive measures, but would solve disputes through diplomacy and negotiation.
humanitarian.bloghi.com   (9250 words)

 Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers: Members
Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace is a grassroots group of neighbors from the Merriam Park neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota, and surrounding neighborhoods in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Twin Cities suburbs, who came together in February 2003 to share information and speak out with a unified voice against the war on Iraq.
We are dedicated to pursuing peaceful, non-violent alternatives in every area where conflicts arise, promoting social justice and tolerance, conserving natural resources and the environment in which we live, and protecting human rights and civil liberties in Minnesota, the United States, and the rest of the world..
We are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change.
www.mapm.org /member.htm   (5824 words)

 High Country Citizens for Peace and Justice - High Country Citizens for Peace and Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
High Country Peace and Justice is an organization formed in the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001 and the military actions of the U.S. commencing on October 7, 2001 against Afghanistan, the overall purposes of the organization are as follows:
To work for peace and justice both in terms of the immediate context of the U.S. “war on terrorism” and in terms of long-term solutions to the economic, political and cultural roots of all forms of terror in the world.
To provide an action network to monitor and respond to presidential/congressional initiatives and legislation that in the present fervor of nationalism may infringe on civil liberties or impact negatively on other issues of critical importance (eg, the environment, energy policy, social security, education, social services).
www.highcountrypeace.org   (1572 words)

 Human rights - vitalcoaching.com
They also point out that all laws are subjective, and that if society can determine that one crime deserves more punishment than another (ie: murder vs. involuntary manslaughter) then it can also determine what motivations deserve harsher punishments.
Pawel Wlodkowic – a 15th century proponent of a theory whereby pagan nations have the right to live in peace and enjoy land ownership rights.
University of Leicester, UK, list of sources and links.
www.vitalcoaching.com /notes/human_rights.htm   (819 words)

 Wool Works: knitting for charity
This is an organization that helps battered, abused, and low-income working women with children with case management and counseling support along with transitional housing.
MISS is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization committed to providing emergency support to families after the death of their baby; stillbirth, neonatal death, premature birth, congenital anomalies, sudden death, and any child's death.
Hearts and Hands is an attempt to organize volunteers in KY to crochet, knit and sew items to be donated to the homeless and needy across the state.
www.woolworks.org /charity.html   (14206 words)

 Anti War Peace Protests Rallies Organizations Locations International Information
Anger and outrage continues globally as Iraqi casualty numbers and humanitarian disaster grows.
The future of democracy and peace in the USA depends on the voice of its people.
List of all U.S. Senators and their e.mail address
www.worldmessenger.20m.com /march.html   (1010 words)

 Amazon.com: Just War or Just Peace?: Humanitarian Intervention and International Law (Oxford Monographs in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Humanitarian Intervention : Ethical, Legal and Political Dilemmas by J.
Much of the historical analysis of humanitarian intervention suffers from a lack of precision as to what the term embraces.
Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations (Virginia legal studies) by Richard B. Lillich on 9 pages
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/019925799X?v=glance   (1088 words)

 Security Council Resolutions Concerning Iraq
In addition to these repeated violations, he has tried, over the past decade, to circumvent UN economic sanctions against Iraq, which are reflected in a number of other resolutions.
Calls on Iraq to distribute humanitarian goods and medical supplies to its people and address the needs of vulnerable Iraqis without discrimination.
Iraq must allow immediate access to international humanitarian organizations to those in need of assistance.
www.state.gov /p/nea/rls/01fs/14906.htm   (1386 words)

 USAID: Sudan: List of Humanitarian Organizations
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www.usaid.gov /locations/sub-saharan_africa/sudan/ngolist.html   (153 words)

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