Peace and Security
Violent conflicts around the world are consistently increasing the number of displaced persons and refugees around the world. Although not limited to developing countries, the impacts of conflicts on countries with high levels of poverty and inequality are particularly pronounced. Indeed, the inter-linkage between peace and poverty (i.e. the influence of lack of security on increasing poverty and unemployment on one hand and the influence of poverty and social marginalisation on possibilities for instability and conflict) has been discussed in the declaration resulting from the 2010 UN MDGs Review Conference. In this context, the international community discussed foreign occupation as a major obstacle to the realization of the Millennium Development Goals for peoples living under such occupation, and thus the need to take concrete and concerted actions in conformity with international law to remove such obstacles.
GCAP has called attention to the centrality of peace and security in the Millennium Declaration and adopted related language in the Beirut and Montevideo Declarations. The International Day of Peace (September 21st) is also one of the identified mobilization days for the global alliance. GCAP will continue to play an active role in creating awareness through an early warning system, in providing timely information to the global community and in providing support to the victims and engaging with the governments and other factions for peace cannot be over-emphasized. At the regional and global levels, GCAP will direct its efforts towards providing solidarity, exerting global pressure and using their influence to get global responses to solve violent confrontations.
GCAP will work to ensure:
Towards this end we will act to:
By 2014, these actions will result in:
"As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest." ~ Nelson Mandela. GCAP honours Mandela's words as we fight for justice and commemorate Int'l Rural Women's Day, World Food Day and Int'l Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Watch Mandiba's famous Make Poverty History speech.
Cambodia at a Crossroads
- GCAP Solidarity with Nepal
- Release the five Women Activists Now!
- Launch of action/2015
- A Red Flag for the United Nations
- Action/2015 - Launching Today
- "Peshawar: Social Justice, Not Terror"
- "Mutual Accountability: Data on its own is not enough"
- "GCAP Japan: More and Better Aid!"
- "Land Rights Now!"
- "In a Time of Ebola, Lobbying for Action on Poverty"
- "Cambodia: New Laws Would Limit Freedoms"
- El Salvador: Climate Action
- iMove Launch: Cambodia, India, Korea, Philippines
- "This is our life in Afghanistan" by Raz Dalili
- iMove for Justice, Peace & Equality
- action/2015 Asia
- Global Forum on Disability
- "Holding Mining Companies Accountable"
- "Ending Child Marriage" by Mohammad Zia-ur-Rehman
- "Beyond the Data" by Adelaide Sosseh