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Ireland’s Responses to the invasions of Iraq and Ukraine

As members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Ireland has played an active role in two of the 21st century’s deepest conflicts: the US/UK invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February this year. Irish responses and the conviction of Irish policymakers in their reactions to these conflicts …

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Protecting Peace in Palestine – How to take the gun out of politics

As in other conflict afflicted regions the origins of the Palestinian/ Israeli conflict are complex.  Broadly, the historical genesis of the conflict can be ascribed to European imperial intervention in the region, genocide in Europe during World War II and competing nationalisms over identity and territory. Prior to the formation of the State of Israel …

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Women in the Wake of Conflict – How can Gender Equality Achieve Peace and Economic Reactivation in Fragile States?

Ahead of International Day of Living in Peace GDSI organised a Webinar entitled ‘Women in the Wake of Conflict’ – a collective discussion at local, regional and international levels on the importance of gender equality to achieve peace, stability and economic reactivation in post-conflict and fragile states. The webinar explores the importance of innovative, intersectional …

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GDSI Evaluates – How has the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa addressed the root causes of migration?

The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, also known as the EUTF for Africa was established in 2015 in response to the Refugee Crisis which saw over one million migrants and refugees cross perilous seas to reach Europe. The EUTF for Africa’s aim was to address the root causes of instability, forced displacement and irregular …

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The GDSI Podcast – What is Civil Society?

Welcome to the The GDSI Podcast where we bring you the latest insights from our leading experts. In our episode on Civil Society, Monica Bucurenciu and Tanja Hafner Ademi, team leaders of our EU funded Civil Society projects the ‘Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility’ and ‘The Tacso Project’ take on the challenge to define civil …

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The Right to be Respected – A Story of Resilience on International Women’s Day

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals describe gender equality as not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Progress has been made over the years to tackle gender inequality – there are more girls than ever before in school and over the past decade 274 legal and …

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Everyday Critical Thinking

Top Tips on Everyday Critical Thinking

“Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality” – Bertrand Russell. Russell’s insight into the importance of doubt forms the basis for this webinar on critical thinking by GDSI’s Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility. If you’ve ever wondered how you can make decisions from a place of objectivity …

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