Lessons in peace-building

Jennifer Lynne is a UNE Peace and Conflict Studies Graduate and CEO of The Contact Project. Jennifer Lynne spent her childhood in America, Mexico and Europe. Her work in over 30 countries led to her founding The Contact Project. A PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies...

Jennifer Lynne meeting a line-up of multicultural women

Theatre for unity in the Middle East

Performing arts is proving to be a powerful antidote to disunity and displacement in the Middle East. Since 2011, Ben Rivers, UNE Peace Studies Graduate, has used therapeutic drama and applied theatre to address issues of sexual and gender-based violence, social...

Peace wish for Bangladesh

When Shafi Mostafa saw growing discontent and conflict in his home country of Bangladesh, he felt compelled to understand the social and psychological factors at play, in order to bring about change. Shafi, a UNE Peace Studies PhD candidate, shares his vision for...

Portrait image of Shafi Mostofa

Justice and sustainability for Myanmar

Former UNE student and now lecturer in Peace Studies Dr Johanna Garnett works with young activists from agrarian communities in Myanmar to develop sustainable and just community development programs. It has brought her face-to-face with the plight of neighbouring...

Johanna Garnett in a rice paddy with workers in the background.

Promoting ecological peace in inner Sydney

The Secondhand Saturday Project. Photo by Raquel Duron Perez, Uniting Harris Community Centre, 2017. Our unsustainable consumption of resources and waste generation is creating conflict locally, nationally and internationally. Yue (Frankie) Zheng, community...

Secondhand goods at market stalls