Entries by Lisanna Boersma

Sadiq al-Mahdi on the future of Sudan

By Lisanne Boersma On Friday the 16th of October, we had the honour to host an evening with the former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi about the future of Sudan. He has been elected prime minister of Sudan twice, and has been the only democratically elected leader of Sudan so far. Currently he is the leader […]

Dertig jaar onderzoek naar berichtgeving over moslims in Nederlandse media.

Door Ewoud Butter op 18-11-2018 | 11:30 Sinds eind jaren ’80 wordt er met regelmaat onderzoek gedaan naar de wijze waarop Nederlandse media berichten over moslims. Ewoud Butter maakte een overzicht. Deel I. Tot aan het begin van de jaren ’90 was de Turkse Nederlander Mehmet Pamuk ongetwijfeld de bekendste Nederlandse moslim. De immer in archaïsch Nederlands formulerende Pamuk was geen bestaand persoon, […]

The power politics of law enforcement: Arrest of prominent photographer Shahidul under the unlawful ICT Act

After the death of two students in a road accident in late July 2018, protests sparked in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, with tens out thousands of students not only protesting the lack of government effort to prevent thousands of road deaths a year (1), but for the government to take responsibility for more burning issues (1). […]

Sudan Call’s reaction on draft resoluton Africa Group

Africa Group from the United Nations on Human Rights wrote a draft resolution on technical assistance and capacity-building in Sudan. The following are some key observations and recommendations, written by Sudan Call, a group consist of political parties civil society organizations. The Hague Peace Projects shares their observation because we critically follow the updates on Sudan, and […]

Vredessymposium 21 September

On the 21ste of September, International Peace Day, the umbrella organisation Vredesmissies Zonder Wapens, will organize a peace symposium where they honour three young peace activists as peaceheroes (vredeshelden). One of them is our very own colleage Tayfun Balçik! We are very proud with this nomination! If you want to be part of this historical […]

In Rwanda, a political icon leaves prison with her mouth closed

By Akayezu Muhumuza Valentin Rwandan Human Rights Activist On 14th September 2018, the Rwandan Ministers’ Cabinet approved President Kagame’s decision to grant a presidential pardon to the political prisoner Umuhoza Ingabire Victoire. In 2010, Ingabire was nominated by her political party FDU-INKINGi to run in the 2010 presidential elections. At this time, her arrival in […]

Report: ‘Armenian-Kurdish-Turkish dialogue’ at the Initiatives of Change event: ‘Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business’ PART 3

This is the third and last part of the report, commenting on the 5 days gathering in Caux, where a group of 15 Armenians, Kurds and Turks from Lebanon, The Netherlands and Armenia participated in the Initiatives of Change (IoC) program ‘Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business”. Read here part 1 and part 2. Day 4 – Personal […]

Report: ‘Armenian-Kurdish-Turkish dialogue’ at the Initiatives of Change event: ‘Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business’ PART 2

From the 23rd until 27 july a group of 15 Armenians, Kurds and Turks from Lebanon, The Netherlands and Armenia participated in the Initiatives of Change (IoC) program ‘Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business (AEUB) at Caux Palace (Switzerland). Read here part 1 of the Report! Day 3 – Presentation The Hague Peace Projects and next steps In […]

Report: ‘Armenian-Kurdish-Turkish dialogue’ at the Initiatives of Change event: ‘Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business’ PART 1

23 – 27 July 2018, Caux (Switzerland) From the 23rd until 27 july a group of 15 Armenians, Kurds and Turks from Lebanon, The Netherlands and Armenia participated in the Initiatives of Change (IoC) program ‘Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business (AEUB) at Caux Palace (Switzerland). Amongst the 15 participants there were individuals who already knew each other from […]