Did you know that religious conflict can be turned into powerful #peacebuilding? Learn how:

Keeping it ‘Holy’: A Muslim and Jew’s Answer to Rising Tensions

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This week we celebrate Search for Common Ground's 35th Anniversary! Our theme this year is "35 Years of #unCommon Courage."

Check out this photo album highlighting some of that #unCommon Courage from the past 35 years.❤
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Keep Peacebuilding Alive

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After 35 years of ending violent conflict, we've reached a tipping point...
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Celebrating 35 Years of unCommon Courage

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Happy Anniversary Search for Common Ground! Today, we are celebrating 35 years of #unCommon Courage!

Together with our Searchers, who work in every corner of the world to end violent conflict, we say "Thank You" to our supporters, stakeholders, and staff for their steadfast commitment. Without your support, we could not bring the stability and security that are so critical to creating...
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Today is #WorldWaterDay! Learn how you can #makewaves today and every day and join the UN and others around the world work to ensure access to safe water. (For more information and access to World Water Day design materials, visit: [ Worldwaterday.org Link ]

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Search proudly joins the United Nations and others around the world in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 2017's theme focuses specifically on acts and presentations of racism against refugee and migrant populations. To learn more about this day and about engaging in Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights' campaign how you...
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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March

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The United Nations has celebrated the #InternationalDayofHappiness since 2013, and it's Global Goals for Sustainable Development are working to increase happiness around the world! What does happiness mean to you? What are you happy for? Join the conversation!
In #Myanmar, social cohesion is crucial for all aspects of government activity, including the support of peace processes. To help establish this within the country, Search is implementing social cohesion trainings with 46 of the highest level officials of Myanmar's Ministry of Ethnic Affairs and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement. Learn more about the program which will...
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Supporting the Changing State of Social Cohesion in Myanmar

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We're searching for a new Senior Program Manager for the Institutional Learning Team! Interested in Peacebuilding? Come work with us!

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#FridayFact Youth today make up 25% of the world’s population, making them the largest generation in history! So it’s no wonder that Search is working with youth in the Middle East and North Africa to generate peace. Check out some of our youth programs in the #MENA region for examples.

Middle East and North Africa - Search for Common Ground

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Niyonsaba Patricia’s livelihood was at risk after a violent conflict erupted over land rights at her home in #Rwanda. But when a Search trained mediator stepped in, everything changed. Now her livelihood and family are safe.

Property Lines Divided Patricia’s Family, Search Gave them Hope

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Love the work Search does? Become part of the team! Apply here to be our next Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Assistant in Rabat, #Morocco! [ Bamboohr.com Link ]

Director, Creative Giving

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President and CEO of Search for Common Ground Shamil Idriss was interviewed by Voice of America - VOA on strategies for countering violent extremism--including identifying what is driving #CVE and addressing the concerns and fears of those at risk. Watch the video below to hear more!

Shamil Idriss Interview on CVE with VOA

President and CEO of Search for Common Ground, Shamil Idriss, is interviewed on his experience with countering violent extremism (CVE) through his work at Se...

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In 2016, hundreds gathered from African countries to discuss violent extremism - the takeaway for many was the crucial role of youth as peacebuilders. Check out the video.

Regional Youth Summit on Countering Violent Extremism-Maiduguri

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Search is continuing to work in #Lebanon on a variety of issues, including security sector reform, women's socio-economic empowerment, and decreasing tensions due to refugee influx from the Syrian civil war. Become more familiar with our work on our Lebanon Country Page!

Lebanon

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Were you able to check out our blog on Nigeria's 'Mama Gender' yesterday? If not, how about reading it now! Read gender activist Ene Ede's story and be inspired as you learn about her work ensuring that women are equally included and represented at all levels of society. #MamaGender #IWD17

Nigeria’s ‘Mama Gender': From Child Bride to Gender Activist

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Growing up in the remote village of Jeti-Oguz, Kyrgyzstan, Kunduz never knew she would one day become an activist and leader at the national level, inspiring hundreds to follow suit.

She moved from her native village to come to the capital Bishkek and pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an expert in religion. Even though money was a challenge, she didn’t lack the determination to succeed....
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If you only read one story today, make sure it's this one. #MamaGender

Nigeria’s ‘Mama Gender': From Child Bride to Gender Activist

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Check out Search - Nepal's Facebook page for more inspirational stories of courageous women! #IWD17