Category Archives: Conflict Resolution News

Suicide Prevention – We can all contribute

There is something that we can all do right now to help prevent further suicides, and to support people going through depression (as well as reducing violence generally). It doesn’t cost anything, and every single one of us can contribute … Continue reading

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Literacy in prisons – breaking the cycle with picture books

This is a 5-minute video about the NZ Howard League for Penal Reform’s Literacy programme in prisons. It’s an organisation I support that is doing wonderful work to help the 50% of inmates in NZ prisons who are illiterate, so … Continue reading

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Mindblowing film ‘Beyond Right and Wrong’ about the power of dialogue

“In Beyond Right & Wrong, a woman who survived the death of her five children wonders if she can forgive the man who killed them. A victim’s daughter strikes up an unusual friendship with the bomber who killed her father. … Continue reading

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As inequality rises, so too will conflict

Inequality is increasing rapidly in many countries around the world.  The video below provides a better understanding of inequality in New Zealand (a good number of the graphics include other countries, such as USA and parts of Europe). Journalist Max Rashbrooke explains what happened to … Continue reading

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Is Smacking Okay? – TED talk by Robbyn Peters Bennett

If you ever wondered whether smacking children is okay, take a look at this TED talk from Robbyn Peters Bennett, which details some of the longer-term effects.  Thought-provoking, moving, inspirational, and hopeful, Robbyn uses her own personal experiences to push … Continue reading

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How Dyslexics Learn: Grasping the Nettle

Whilst we’re on the subject of dyslexia, if you’re wanting to know more about it, you might like to take a look at How Dyslexics Learn: Grasping The Nettle, co-written by my Mum. “By dyslexics for dyslexics of all ages, … Continue reading

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How We Suppress Genius and Creativity – TED Talk by Scott Sonnon

For all the amazing people with the gift of dyslexia .  This is a very moving and inspirational speech from Scott Sonnon at TEDx, reaching out to educators, parents, and other influencers.  It also speaks to how violence interrupts or … Continue reading

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