June 6, 2020
WOVEN stands in solidarity with the outraged peaceful protesters alarmed by the systematic lethal brutality of police departments across the nation. WOVEN mourns the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade and the many other black people that have been killed by white policemen with impunity because their deaths were not documented. We […]
August 13, 2019
Mary Fetchet and Beverly Eckert met at a gathering of families after losing a son and husband, respectively. Knowing the obstacles faced by those impacted by the attacks of September 11, 2001, they formed VOICES of September 11 as a grass-roots organization to provide information and support to those families. Since 2001, VOICES has addressed the long-term needs of […]
June 26, 2019
In the final installment in our series on the Institute for Economics and Peace’s Global Peace Index we turn to the concept of Positive Peace. Negative peace is the absence of violence and fear of violence. Positive Peace is the attitudes, institutions, and structures that develop and maintain peaceful communities. Attitudes are the norms, beliefs, and relationships within […]
June 20, 2019
In a continuing review of the Global Peace Index, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, we look now at the economic impact that violence has on economies around our world. The economic impact of violence refers to the expenditure and effect of containing, preventing, and dealing with the consequences of violence. The report measures the […]
June 11, 2019
The Institute for Economics and Peace annually produces the Global Peace Index (GPI), the world’s most extensive data-driven analysis of global peacefulness, its economic value, and how to develop more peaceful societies. The GPI measures and ranks the peacefulness of 163 states, looking at not only the presence or absence of war, but depicting the […]
May 30, 2019
WOVEN’s overarching vision is to end violence in our lifetime. Built on the belief that rejecting violence is not insurmountable, we are designed to serve as a vehicle for peaceful advocacy. An important resource and platform to measure peacefulness in our world is through the Global Peace Index (GPI). The GPI is the world’s leading measure of […]
March 15, 2019
The New York Times reported on the Connecticut Supreme Court decision to reinstate a major component of a lawsuit against Remington Outdoor Co. Inc. The lawsuit was brought against the North Carolina Company by families of both survivors and victims of the Sandy Hook massacre.
January 31, 2019
We recently had the opportunity to speak with New York Live Arts, a center devoted to the creation of live art that elevates the human spirit and brings people together in shared humanity. Their mission is to keep live arts experiences at the center of a broader conversation about cultural values and the intellectual, aesthetic, and social purposes of art-making.