Dr. Ibram Kendi takes a bold step and talks about racism as a cancer in a metastatic state. Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Air travel opened up the possibility of travel around the globe. Initially it was for those few privileged who could afford the cost. Eventually travel became more affordable allowing more and more people to move between countries and continents creating what became recognized as global citizens. Then came the Internet, further connecting individuals and cultures.
Contemporary leaders learn from studying history and the individuals who have gone before. We look at one recent performance and two books published in 2017 that allow us insights into the past and inspire our work today.
For centuries, war has not only involved the annihilation of human life, but also environmental destruction, in the forms of both ‘collateral damage’ and deliberate damage to environments.
When Sarah Beaulieu’s delivered a TEDx talk in 2016 on the topic of sexual violence, the talk received such response she started an organization: Uncomfortable Conversation.
For decades Diana Wege has been visiting schools, advocating for gun control, meeting Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill and studying what can be done to end violence in our schools and teach children how to live without conflict.
Diana Wege has been passionate about the need to incorporate conflict resolution training into the classroom. Before founding WOVEN (We Oppose Violence Everywhere Now) she established CrUSAde (Conflict Resolution for Educators in the United States of America), a foundation that focused on anti-bullying programs.