After attending a 6-day awareness training addressing religious diversity and the fight against discrimination and extremism last May in Arad (Romania), the “Peers for peace” participants from Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Macedonia, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovenia ad Spain delivered local workshops in their home countries to continue their certification as EPTO peer trainers.
Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), one of four of PeaceJam’s participating universities, hosted the second annual Peacejam Belgium Youth Conference from 17- 19 November 2017. The Conference brought the participation of Shirin Ebadi, one of the 14 nobel peace prize laureates on PeaceJam’s Board and the first Muslim woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. Shirin Ebadi received the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize in response to her efforts implementing democracy, peace and women’s rights in the Middle East.
EPTO set foot for the first time in Central Asia for a brand new project tackling gender inequality! Thanks to the our Romanian member organisation Ofensiva Tinerilor which coordinates it, “Peers for Equality” aims at developing the capacity of peer education platforms and NGOs for reducing gender-based discrimination.