On the 23rd of March there was a study visit to Cyprus from the School of Environment, Education and Development of the University of Manchester. Our project team and PAB member Hakan Karahasan met with the group at the Home for Cooperation to give a short presentation on our activities. Students and professors had the opportunity to learn about our efforts to construct a Culture of Peace.
Mehveş Beyidoğlu and Hakan Karahasan of POST RI gave a talk to a group of people from Berghof Foundation about POST RI‘s project activities that have been taking place since its establishment in 2002.
The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation that supports efforts to prevent political and social violence, and to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation. Based in Germany, the NGO is run by a diverse team working closely with partners in selected regions.
Cypriot Peace Educators Loizos Loukaides, Mehves Beyidoglu, Eleni Christodoulou and Eleni Kotziaman were invited to the radio show “Emerging Voices” this week so as to share their views and experiences with respect to peace education in Cyprus.
You can listen to the show here.
Primary School Teachers’ Views on Gender Equality in Education
On 17th December 2013, POST Research Institute (POST RI) presented a study report entitled “Primary School Teachers’ Views on Gender Equality in Education” at the headquarters of Turkish Cypriot Teachers Union (KTOS) in Nicosia.
The report was co-authored by POST RI trainers Tegiye Birey and Mehves Beyidoglu Onen as part of “Gender and Peace Education” Project funded by Friedrich Ebert Stuffing and implemented in cooperation with Turkish Cypriot Teachers Union (KTOS). The project aims to enhance gender awareness among teachers/unionists and future generations within the scope of peace education. The resultant report seeks to explain the influence of school system on gender equality and presents questionnaire findings investigating teachers’ views on the subject matter.
The book launch for our upcoming book «Past Traumas: The Representation of History and Peace Education took place on December 1st 2013 at Cyprus Community and Media Centre (CCMC).
The book is a result of a two-day conference, organised by POST RI on 26-27 November 2012. The contributors were Luigi Cajani, from the University of La Sapienza; Michalinos Zembylas, from the Open University of Cyprus; Hakan Karahasan from POST RI, and Shreya Jani, from Standing Together to Enable Peace Trust. Various papers from different parts of the world discussed issues like war education, peace education, how to overcome past traumas in education and the role of civil society in (post)conflict societies.