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Violence Is Our Enemy Not Each Other

WOVEN is committed to bringing people together to solve our differences. We support an individual’s right to speak out about their personal beliefs in a calm and civilized manner.

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Protecting Children in the Progress Towards Peace

The IPI together with Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, and the government of Estonia cohosted a policy forum on child protection in peace processes.


Fiftieth World Peace Day: An Invitation of Peacebuilding

January 1, 2017 was the fiftieth World Day of Peace and Pope Francis celebrated with an invitation. His talk, “Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace” not only wished peace upon every person on earth but also invited us to make active nonviolence our way of life. Through this program he challenges political and religious […]


WOVEN’s 2016 Campaign to Question Violence

Each year, WOVEN’s September Celebration of Peace grows with an emphasis on how we can end violence in our lifetime. This year’s theme is ‘Question Violence.’


WOVEN Reacts to Trump’s Apparent Stance on Violence

“To have Donald Trump, a leading presidential candidate, advocate punching someone who opposes his political views is clearly a message in contradiction to WOVEN’s vision of “Peace on Earth.”


The Polished Man Campaign

The New York Center for Children has been chosen as the sole US beneficiary of the Polished Man Campaign. The Polished Man Campaign aims to raise awareness and fundraising by encouraging men to paint one fingernail from October 1st through the 15th. By painting one fingernail, they represent the one in five children who experience […]


It Starts With a Movement!

Take a look at our newest video chronicling our 2014 Reject Violence Campaign.


Books Not Bullets

When sixteen year old Muzon Almellehan fled Syria with her family to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, worrying that her familywould marry her off as a child to a complete stranger was the least of her concerns. Yet shortly after fleeing Syria and resettling with her family at the camp, she noticed a steady decline […]


Slim Peace

Who knew weight loss groups and peace efforts belonged in the same room? In a New York interview with, filmmaker of “A Slim Peace” and founder of the nonprofit born from the film’s success, Slim Peace Group, Yael Luttwak describes her reasons for initiating a women’s-only weight loss group in Jerusalem comprised of Bedouin […]


Blue Marble Dreams

When Rwandan drummer and playwright, Odile Gakire Katese met Jennie Dundas, co-founder and co-owner of Blue Marble Ice Cream at a workshop at the Sundance Institute, her social justice dream was born based on an unlikely product we can all feel pretty good about:  ice cream. Odile had a vision to empower her all-women drumming […]

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