Mission

The idea for the Everyday Peace Initiative sparked from a research project that revealed how powerful the action of ordinary people can be in times of war. People‚Äôs role as agents of peace has long be underestimated. They are too often seen as passive victims, compelled by the force of political actors and armed groups.…

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People

Dr Monica Carrer I have started The Everyday Peace Initiative because I am passionate about people and I believe in their potential for change. When I was conducting my fieldwork in rural villages in India in the aftermath of a violent conflict, I was often asked why I had come there. I said that I…

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The Concept of Everyday Peace

Everyday Peace as Experience: Everyday peace is something people experience through their bodies, emotions, and relationships in their local environment. Everyday Peace as Knowledge: Everyday peace is what ordinary people know about violence and peace through their embodied experiences. Everyday Peace as Meaning: Everyday peace must be meaningful for the people who experience violence in…

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