Bridging Peace Research & Community Action
The Everyday Peace Initiative
The goal of The Everyday Peace Initiative is to inspire people to be ‘everyday peacebuilders’ by taking action and build peace in their own life and community. We believe that people’s action is the most powerful and it leads to big changes, even though they may seem small. We envision a worldwide community of everyday peacebuilders sharing their experiences to support one other. The Everyday Peace Initiative brings together peace research and people’s peace knowledge to maximize the impact of everyday peace action at grassroots level.
The Everyday Peace Community
The Everyday Peace Community is a space where you can share your knowledge and experience, or ask for advice and support while connecting with other people passionate about making change happen. Our community includes peace researchers and ‘everyday peacebuilders’.
Projects & Research
The Everyday Peace Toolkit
What can you do when you are facing a situation of everyday violence? The Everyday Peace Toolkit project is all about researching and publishing practical tools and strategies that people can implement themselves to avoid or respond to everyday violence in their own lives.
Speaking of Violence Programme
The Speaking of Violence Programme involves designing and delivering coaching and support programmes for people who have been experiencing violence to transform those patterns and shift relationships of power in their lives.
Popular Culture and ‘Sexy’ Violence
What makes violence so attractive in popular culture products like movies and TV shows? What do our kids learn about notions such as conflict resolution, war, injustice, inequality, diversity, and more from their favorite shows?
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