Nobel Peace Prize recognizes Hunger as Weapon of War

Gina Torry, Director of the International Center for Dialogue and Peacebuilding, told the Star Tribune: “In today’s conflicts, conventional weapons of war, such as guns and explosives, are no longer the only weapon of choice. Intentional starvation of civilian populations is a method and tactic of conflict used to achieve political and military objectives. We’ve seen this, for instance, in Syria, Yemen and Libya. Weaponized starvation exacerbates conflict and disproportionately harms women, children and the elderly.”

Får fredsprisen for en avtale som sikrer utsatte grupper

Gina Torry Kvinners og minoriteters rettigheter er spesielt vektlagt i fredsavtalen i Colombia. I motsetning til sine forgjengere har den colombianske presidenten Juan Manuel Santos forstått at en ubøyelig militær tilnærming, der vinneren tar alt, ikke ville føre frem. Resultatene fra de årene colombianske myndighetene har ført en «tøff militær politikk», er væpnede konflikter, overgrep [...]

A Nobel Peace Prize for Inclusive, Negotiated Peace over Military Might

by Gina Torry Unlike his predecessors, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos figured out that a winner take all, hardline, military approach would not win the war. Years of ‘military toughness’ by the Colombian government resulted in years of armed conflict, mass atrocities, horrendous human rights abuses, and a large proportion of the population living at [...]