Pandemic Patchwork: Threads from 13 countries

Some of us are gaining new rights to healthcare, and others are being further marginalised. With so much happening, its hard to look up from our national situations. Many stories are not being heard, but now more than ever we need to be learning from each other.

Pandemic Patchwork: Threads from 13 countries

Some of us are gaining new rights to healthcare, and others are being further marginalised. With so much happening, its hard to look up from our national situations. Many stories are not being heard, but now more than ever we need to be learning from each other.

Why using the language of war is counterproductive in our global public health crisis: some reflections from self-isolation

Clémence Buchet–Couzy is Peace Programme Assistant at QCEA. One of the things that has really struck me in today’s peculiar times is the rhetoric of war used by many political leaders to talk about the COVID-19 situation. Such rhetoric seems

Why using the language of war is counterproductive in our global public health crisis: some reflections from self-isolation

Clémence Buchet–Couzy is Peace Programme Assistant at QCEA. One of the things that has really struck me in today’s peculiar times is the rhetoric of war used by many political leaders to talk about the COVID-19 situation. Such rhetoric seems

A moment of surprise

Lena Hofmaier studied political science and European studies and is currently undertaking a work placement at QCEA. She is supporting our human rights programme and is mainly working on human rights violations related to EU policy in Libya. Back at

A moment of surprise

Lena Hofmaier studied political science and European studies and is currently undertaking a work placement at QCEA. She is supporting our human rights programme and is mainly working on human rights violations related to EU policy in Libya. Back at

Sowing the seeds of peace in Ukraine

QCEA’s Peace Programme Assistant Clémence Buchet–Couzy saw peace education in action on a recent visit to Ukraine, a country which has been defined by violent conflict in recent years. Here’s her account of the experience. On November 21-23 I was

Sowing the seeds of peace in Ukraine

QCEA’s Peace Programme Assistant Clémence Buchet–Couzy saw peace education in action on a recent visit to Ukraine, a country which has been defined by violent conflict in recent years. Here’s her account of the experience. On November 21-23 I was

The momentum around gender equality is both a risk and opportunity

A recent report published by Equal Measures 2030 revealed that the world is far from achieving gender equality as planned in the 2030 Agenda, despite recent momentum around the issue. Indeed, in the past ten years, numerous efforts have marked

The momentum around gender equality is both a risk and opportunity

A recent report published by Equal Measures 2030 revealed that the world is far from achieving gender equality as planned in the 2030 Agenda, despite recent momentum around the issue. Indeed, in the past ten years, numerous efforts have marked

Unsustainable political crisis in the Mediterranean

On the 10th April 2019 eight people are reported to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as their calls for help were ignored and no search and rescue operation intervened. The rest of the 20 people on board the small

Unsustainable political crisis in the Mediterranean

On the 10th April 2019 eight people are reported to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as their calls for help were ignored and no search and rescue operation intervened. The rest of the 20 people on board the small

Anti-migrant hate speech in Malta

Elysia Rezki is a student of European law at the University of Malta. She is currently undertaking a placement at QCEA where she is supporting our human rights programme. Back in Malta, she is also a volunteer with a human

Anti-migrant hate speech in Malta

Elysia Rezki is a student of European law at the University of Malta. She is currently undertaking a placement at QCEA where she is supporting our human rights programme. Back in Malta, she is also a volunteer with a human

Towards an Inclusive Peace and Security: taking stock on the gender dimension

At the end of 2018, the UACES Gendering EU Studies Research Network and the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) brought together a group of academics, civil society, policy makers, practitioners and military officials who work on gender to consider

Towards an Inclusive Peace and Security: taking stock on the gender dimension

At the end of 2018, the UACES Gendering EU Studies Research Network and the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) brought together a group of academics, civil society, policy makers, practitioners and military officials who work on gender to consider

A week to celebrate peace education – and encourage global action

Within the last week, there have been several occasions to celebrate peace education. On the 24th of January, UNESCO, a long-time champion of peace education, observed the first annual International Day of Education. And today, January 30th, is the “School

A week to celebrate peace education – and encourage global action

Within the last week, there have been several occasions to celebrate peace education. On the 24th of January, UNESCO, a long-time champion of peace education, observed the first annual International Day of Education. And today, January 30th, is the “School

Hey Siri, how peaceful is my phone?

“I come from one of the richest countries on the planet. Yet the people of my country are among the poorest of the world. The troubling reality is that the abundance of our natural resources – gold, coltan, cobalt and

Hey Siri, how peaceful is my phone?

“I come from one of the richest countries on the planet. Yet the people of my country are among the poorest of the world. The troubling reality is that the abundance of our natural resources – gold, coltan, cobalt and