CISV International
CISV Year of Conflict & Resolution

Update Number 1 - 17 November 2010

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Welcome to the first edition of the Conflict and Resolution Update!
The observant among you will notice that we have cunningly changed the title of this newsletter from Diversity Update. Why the change of title? Good question! Well, this is because for 2011 our educational focus area is Conflict and Resolution and we want to use this monthly newsletter to share ideas and resources with you that we can all use in our Chapters, activities and programmes.
So what is Conflict and Resolution all about...and how can we use it? A good starting point is to look at our Principles and specifically the one relating to Conflict and Resolution – ‘We encourage the resolution of conflict through peaceful means’.
“Conflict and Resolution helps us to understand how conflicts arise, deliberately or otherwise, and what can be done to bring about a peaceful resolution.” Big Ed.
Over the next twelve months we will be sending you resources, links, training ideas and educational material all around the theme of Conflict and Resolution and asking in return for your input. If you run or participate in anything regarding this content area – no matter how big or small – please email us your reports, articles or even videos of it:
To start this off and as part of our ongoing cooperation with Peace One Day, we need your help!  We would like you to have a look at their classroom based activities on Conflict and Resolution. We have agreed to look at these activities and help make them suitable for non-formal education settings. We have also said that we will provide Peace One Day with feedback on how we have used these type of activities around the world. You can see their activities on their website,, and we hope you will be able to help us with this project. Simply register, follow the links and you’ll find two chapters regarding Conflict and Resolution.
While you’re there, why not check out the ‘Testimonials’ page, where our very own Kiran Hingorani shares his views on PoD’s educational resources.
Introducing Will
Will has joined the editorial team of the Conflict and Resolution Update; you may have already seen his short promotional video for this newsletter and you can watch his longer video here. Will is nineteen, hails from Leeds, Great Britain, and has been involved in CISV since he was eleven. He will be studying in Newcastle for the next three years and has kindly agreed to help us in the International Office on a number of projects so you’ll be seeing a lot more of him!

Confronting Conflicts
In Will’s film, you will hear mention of a forthcoming resource, ‘Confronting Conflicts’.  This is a booklet written by Einav Dinur of CISV Israel and published by CISV Sweden. The booklet is currently being reviewed before it is printed for use across CISV, and you will have a chance to give your feedback. More news on how you can get involved next month!
Makes you link...

It’s very easy to waste hours and hours on YouTube, why not make that time count and visit the UN Year of Youth on YouTube.  

25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - say no and unite in a global call for action, visit 

10 December is International Human Rights Day, marking the 62nd anniversary of the UN General Assembly acceptence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The theme for 2010 is 'human rights defenders who act to end discrimination' - visit the UN site for Human Rights Days to find out more.

In Next Month’s Issue
We will have a report from Denise and Kiran from their trip to London to visit the Peace One Day offices.
We will have a fully working JBPedia Page focussing on Conflict and Resolution and with a Diversity archive.
Activity Templates via video will be launched.
We Need You!
Are you bored by the presentation of this newsletter? Are you a budding Graphic Designer? Could you do better? We’re looking for help to improve the current update layout, so if you think you’re the one for the job, please email Will on

And, finally, look out for the next Update on 15 December!


Kiran Hingorani           Denise Farrar
Education Officer       Communications Officer

on behalf of CISV International Education
and Profile-Raising Departments

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