Peace in Progress Nº 22



International Catalan Institute for Peace

ICIP awards the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

The Governing Board of the International Catalan Institute for Peace has unanimously decided to grant the 2014 ICIP Peace in Progress Award to the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) 'for its century-long involvement in the work of women for peace, its commitment to disarmament, the defense of human rights and the persistence to obtain the recognition of the role of women in the building of peace'.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom was a pioneer in the creation of an internationalist pacifist feminism and is a model for all initiatives of women for peace.

ICIP’s Peace in Progress Award is granted annually and consists of public recognition, a sculpture created by the Nobel Peace Prize winner, artist and activist Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, called Porta del Sol, and a financial prize of 4,000 euros. The award ceremony will take place during the first trimester of 2015 in Barcelona.

Peace Capsules Project launches new website

The Peace Capsules Project aims to show the diversity of visions and expectations projected on the word "peace". It is a co-production of the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) and the Contrast Collective, with the collaboration of Digital Dosis.

Fifty-two people from around the world answer the question: What is peace to you? in connection with their experience in countries in conflict or with their commitment against war and in favor of the building of peace.

Each one of these reflections, produced in video format with subtitles in Catalan, Spanish and English, are called capsules and are compiled on the website The different capsules are organized by name, date and country of origin.

Film series on Colombia

ICIP and Taula Catalana per la Pau i els Drets Humans a Colòmbia are organizing a film series to give visibility and promote reflection on situations – often unknown – of violence and violations of human rights in Colombia documentaries and films will be screened at 8pm at the Méliès Cinemas in Barcelona.

The next screening is:

Thursday, February 5, 2015:

Screening of the documentaries ‘Perdimos y seguimos perdiendo’ and ‘Desplazados’ by Josep Lluís Penadès. The director of the documentaries will participate in the event.

Latest publications

The following essays and books have been recently published in the ICIP collections:

The EU Regional Security Complex between 2001 and 2011 in relation to the threat from Islamic terrorism and weapons of mass destruction , ICIP Working Paper by Alessandro Demurtas

Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Badghis (Afghanistan), 2005 – 2013 , ICIP Working Paper by Carme Roure

The “Caucasus Knot”: a new lap of violence, ICIP Working Paper by Sergey Sukhankin

El arma de moda: el impacto del uso de los drones en las relaciones internacionales y el derecho internacional contemporáneo , ICIP Research

Escenarios postconflicto en Colombia. Agenda, oportunidades y hoja de ruta, proceedings of the Seminar that took place on May 2014 in Barcelona (in Spanish)

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