<ul><ul><li>Conflict arises from imbalance relations – i.e. unequal social status, unequal wealth and access to resources, and unequal power leading to the problems such as discrimination, unemployment, poverty, oppressi on, crime. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Conflicts are facts of life, inevitable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and often creative. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is a relationship between two or more parties (individuals or groups) who have, or they have, incompatible goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>consist of actions, words, attitudes, structures or systems that cause physical, psychological, social or environmental damage and /or prevent people from reaching their full human potential. </li></ul>
JUSTICE SOCIAL EQUITY TOLERANCE ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNANCE ORDERLINESS HUMAN RIGHTS GENDER EQUALITY/ EQUITY POLITICAL RECONCILIATION SOLIDARITY PARTICIPATION SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INNER PEACE WELL BEING Human Dignity COMPASSION HUMAN SECURITY Care for the Earth UNDERSTANDING LOVE NON VIOLENCE DEMOCRACY RESPECT for LIFE FREEDOM POVERTY ALLIVIATION INCLUSION
DEFINING PEACE PEACE NEGATIVE PEACE Absence of direct/physical violence (both macro and micro) POSITIVE PEACE Presence of conditions of well-being and just relationships: social, economic, political, ecological Direct Violence e.g., war, torture, child and woman abuse Structural Violence e.g., poverty, hunger Socio-cultural Violence e.g., racism, sexism, religious intolerance Ecological Violence e.g., pollution, overconsumption VIOLENCE prevent opportunity
Levels of Peace Peace between Humans and the Earth and Beyond Global Peace Intergroup/Social Peace Interpersonal Peace Personal Peace Self-respect Inner resources: Love, hope Respect for other persons Justice, tolerance, cooperation Respect for other groups within nation Justice, tolerance, cooperation Respect for other nations Justice, tolerance, cooperation Respect for the environment Sustainable living, Simple lifestyles Harmony with the Sacred Source
<ul><li>in the </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century </li></ul>
How often do we use high to build understanding rather than escalating violent conflict?
We believe that we should use technology to connect youth within and between countries to promote solidarity, reduce ignorance and limit conflict.
If we could link the youth from different parts of the world in a large scale and real time dialogue to position themselves as catalysts for positive social change... MISSION To promote the use of technology and dialogue for building mutual respect and understanding between groups of young people.
A global community building mutual respect, understanding and peace through dialogue and technology .
How it all begun? At a young age, he envisioned himself working on bringing peoples on the globe together. Wrote a mission statement in 1999 after a conversation with villagers in Bontoc, Philippines. He recognized the power of communication specifically, the need for a global instrument for participative democracy. In 2006 PeaceTech videoconference programs were launched under the Assisi Development Foundation in the Philippines. In 2007, PeaceTech was registered in the Philippines as an NGO. Three young people joined Robin in developing PeaceTech Programs in the Philippines.
<ul><li>Education Program a. Videoconference b. Workshops c. Partnership with the Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>d. Online course </li></ul><ul><li>2. Communication Program provides young people with the opportunity to continue talking among themselves about what they are learning. This happens through different technology, namely www.peacetech.net and through mobile telephony. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Action Program </li></ul><ul><li>a. PeaceTech Embassy; b. Peace Projects </li></ul>
Peacetech held 7-part videoconference series promoting solidarity between youth in different parts of Mindanao and Luzon in the Philippines. <ul><li>Moving from Conflict to Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming Prejudice and Discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Women in Conflict and Peace Building </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous approaches to Peace Building </li></ul><ul><li>Youth, Children and Armed Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>The decision Makers </li></ul><ul><li>Building a Culture of Peace </li></ul>
PeaceTech held programs in the Philippines and Indonesia. Philippines: “ Embracing Diversity: How Islam and Christianity are Religions of Peace” Indonesia: “ Being a Young Muslim”
PeaceTech is the only organization in the world which uses technology to connect large groups of young people over large distances in real time for the purpose of building understanding. It is also one of the few organizations which focuses its methods on linking groups separated by conflict or controversy that focuses on the youth, while having extensive programs that support its “technology programs”.