The editors – Flaubert Djateng and Christiane Kayser – of the most recent CPS brochure on civil peace workers and conflict prevention write in their editorial
“Recently the notion of conflict prevention has spread from diplomatic and military efforts to also concern living together in a given society and therefore requires the participation of the people primarily con- cerned: the population subjected to potentially violent conflicts. We are living in an era of increasing migration flows due to armed conflicts, natural disasters related to the environment and climate change and structural deprivation engendered by a globalised system that favours a small number to the detriment of everyone else. Solutions for this spi- ral of violence and suffering cannot be found in advocating a grotesque form of isolationism, erecting fortresses for the privileged, denying the problems and preaching the good word of opening to all without man- aging the consequences… It is therefore essential to find together new approaches to conflict prevention.”
The CCMN’s Alexander Vojvoda contributed an interview with Prof Steven Youngblood (Director Global Centre for Peace Journalism) on their current work in Cameroon and the potential of community media in conflict prevention and conflict situations.
Read the brochure in English or download hereBfdW-Heft-16-Englisch-Webfin
And in French or download it hereBfdW-H 16 fr. Les_acteurs WEB-16.10.18