Peace One Day

In 1999, Jeremy [Gilley] founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation, and in 2001 Peace One Day’s efforts were rewarded when the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – Peace Day. Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day…

2014: The Year for Girls

2014 is already off to a great start. There are some excellent films hitting the box office, we’ve got the Sochi Winter Olympics to look forward to, the US and UK will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan and Kanye West has made a groundbreaking New Year’s resolution (see the 27min clip here). It’s bound to be…

TEDx Edinburgh Review: Justice

Last night I had the privilege of going to see two speakers at the latest TEDx Edinburgh event, the first of four smaller, ‘Salon’ events. The theme was Justice. First to take the stage was Dr Katy Long, a lecturer in International Development at the University of Edinburgh. (To see more of her work, check…

“The way we think about charity is dead wrong”

I do love trawling through TED.com, of a Saturday evening, in search of an inspiring new video to make me feel like my Big Night In has not been entirely unproductive. Such is how I stumbled across Dan Pallotta‘s talk about our interpretation of charity in the Western world (he refers specifically to the United…