Global Peace Index – Positive Peace

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 […]

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Global Peace Index – Economic Impact

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 […]

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Global Peace Index – Trends

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 […]

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2018 Global Peace Index

The Global Peace Index – Why it Matters

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 […]

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Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation

Today we turn our focus to the Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation, the only charitable organization established after the 9/11 tragedy dedicated specifically to promoting educational and cultural exchange among the U.S., France, and China.

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#thisispeace

In a world where sometimes we all need a little reminder, we are thrilled to launch the ‘this is peace’ initiative. The mission of the campaign is to raise awareness and bring peace to everyone, everywhere.

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A Dream of Non-Violence

Today we reflect on the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It was his dream that through non-violence we could work out the differences that divide us and live together in a peaceful environment.

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Sarah Beaulieu at the HBO premier of The Uncomfortable Conversation video screening

Uncomfortable Conversations … that become solutions

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.

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There is a Solution

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.

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Conflict resolution training in the classroom

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.

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Gene Sharp

WOVEN salutes the life and work of Dr. Gene Sharp

WOVEN salutes the life life and work of Dr. Gene Sharp: through his work, through his writing, through his dedication to understanding revolution and non-violence.

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Seasons Greetings from WOVEN 2017

WOVEN took to the streets to find out what people had to say about ending violence and coming together. Check it out here!

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Miriam College Center for Peace Education

Circle of Peace at Miriam College Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf

One of WOVEN’s international resources is the Miriam College Center for Peace Education, located in the Philippines. Led by Jasmin Nario-Galace, Ph.D., the center embraces its mission to help advance a culture of peace through education.

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IPI Live Events During Ministerial Week of the UN General Assembly

Our resource partner, the International Peace Institute, IPI, has an extensive webpage of all of their events taking place this week during the high-level week of the UNGA. Many of these events will be on-the-record and live streamed.

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circle of peace

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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“The M Word” Event

We encourage you to attend “The M Word: Muslim-American Stories of Hope and Resistance” on February 24th at Columbia University.

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