Pakistan’s military has its fingerprints all over the elections - Washington Post

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Pakistanis will cast their ballots on Wednesday in national elections that have been clouded by acrimony and violence. A string of suicide blasts have led to dozens of deaths at campaign rallies. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were sidelined by corruption convictions...

A New Afghan Law Preserves ‘Virginity Tests’ for Women - ReliefWeb

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Afghanistan this year adopted a new penal code that moves the country toward meeting international standards on criminal justice. At the same time, it underscores the continued difficulties of reinforcing rights for Afghan women and...

Pakistan elections: Extremist candidates are a 'real setback' for the country - CNBC

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Pakistanis head to the polls Wednesday in a general election characterized by a heavy presence of extremist parties — a development that threatens to strengthen religious radicalization in the South Asian nation, which has long struggled with domestic terrorism. Right-wing religious factions have fielded...

Peace Teachers Program Announces 2018 Cohort

Peace Teachers Program Announces 2018 Cohort

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

News Type: Press Release

USIP has chosen Ryan Adams of Chelsea High School in Chelsea, AL; Casandra Bates of Centennial High School in Franklin, TN; JoAnne Bohl of West Central High School in Hartford, SD; and Jennifer O'Boyle of Klahowya Secondary School in Silverdale, WA, to participate in the 2018 Peace Teachers Program. Over the course of the next school year, they will receive training, resources, and support to strengthen their teaching of international conflict management and peacebuilding.

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