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Change NepalChange Nepal

Change Nepal is a team of social activists comprised of facilitators (educators), , field officers, outreach workers, medical staff, administrative officer, education officers, psycho-social counselors program officer and program manager. A literacy drive among girls and women in ‘entertainment houses’ in 2004 marked the beginning of Change Nepal. It started providing literacy classes and gradually other services such as vocational trainings, skill development programs, psychosocial counseling, health support and legal aid. It has an Executive Committee comprised of personalities from different walks of life – pharmacists, social activists, artists, and owners of businesses. An implementing team of 14 service providers works under the guidance of the Executive Committee to carry out the functions of the organization. Learn More!


Falling Whistles

Falling Whistles his an organization dedicated to aid and advocacy for children in the war-torn Congo. Founded by Sean Carasso, after a free-wheeling journey to Africa led him into the wartorn Congo, where he encountered an encampment of young children who had been beaten and forced into child soldiering. The smallest who could carry and use a weapon, were sent into the battefield with only a field whistle to become human targets. After coming face to face with the longest and bloodiest war ongoing since 1994, resulting more than 5 million casualties, Carasso founded Falling Whistles. Learn more about this organization and their fund raising efforts for child rehabilitation and advocacy work. Learn more!

Afghanistan Center for Nonviolence – OSCAR

Organization for Social, Cultural, Awareness and Rehabilitation

OSCAR seeks to achieve its development vision through promoting and practicing the principles of professionalism, Human Rights, public awareness, literacy and empowering the down trodden people, especially women, through education. The Center, through workshops and seminars for the Afghan civil society, teaches people nonviolent civic mobilization and conveys the message that people have a right to bring change in their lives through peaceful means and that peaceful nonviolent ways are more effective than violent ways of struggle.

The Peace Flag Project

The Peace Flag Project (PFP) advocates for the individual experience of peace, and holds great hope for World Peace. Their mission is to create peace in the space in between these two: the space where we live our every day lives. They provide the opportunity for people to create flags as a way to share their deepest wishes with the world.

Youth Icons, Ghana

Youth Icons is a youth-oriented not-for-profit non-government organization run by young people committed to the empowerment of the youth of Africa, located in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Youth Icons is highly concerned with the continued deterioration of the status of the youth of Africa, who face growing levels of unemployment, poverty, armed conflict, disease, functional illiteracy and substance abuse among other socio-economic challenges, despite global advances made in technology, medical research, entrepreneurship development, leisure and recreational facilities.

COCAP: Collective Campaign for Peace

COCAP is a national network of peace and human rights non governmental organizations in Nepal. COCAP aims to provide a common space for its members, volunteers and friends to collectively engage in the pursuit of peace, human rights and justice in Nepal. It organizes national/regional level campaigns and programs on the issues of conflict transformation and peace building, transitional justice and social security/protection in coordination with its member organizations and other like-minded organizations.


United States Institute of Peace

The US Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress. It aims to provide the analysis, training and tools that prevent and end conflicts, promotes stability, and professionalizes the field of peacebuilding

The Martin Luther King, Jr.

Center for Nonviolent Social Change

The King Center strongly believes that Dr. King’’s liberating efforts toward freedom, justice and equality are as relevant today as ever. As the official living memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the King Center is devoted to ensuring that his work toward those goals continues in the 21st century.


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University

The MLK, Jr. Research and Education Institute was created to provide an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating King’s life and the movements he inspired. The Institute’s endowment supports programs that serve as an enduring link between Stanford’s research resources and King’s dream of global peace with social justice.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference [SCLC]

In the spirit of Martin Luther King,Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is committed to bring about the promise of ‘one nation, under God, INDIVISIBLE’ together with

the ‘strength to love’ within the community of humankind.


The Fellowship of Reconciliation

The Fellowship of Reconciliation is composed of women and men who recognize the essential unity of all creation and have joined together to explore the power of love and truth for resolving human conflict. (Regional Offices across the U.S.)


Peace & Justice Studies Association

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is a non-profit organization that was formed as a result of a merger of the Consortium on Peace research, Education and Development (COPRED) and the Peace Studies Association (PSA). They are dedicated to bringing together academics, K-12 teachers, and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for peacebuilding, social justice, social change.


The Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace [IRFWP]

The IRFWP is an initiative for world peace through interreligious dialogue and harmony. IRFWP adheres strictly to an inviolable code of respect for each religion, relying upon the power of trust, respect, and collaboration to provide the environment in which religions can bring their respective treasures to bear upon advancing substantially the realization of enduring peace.

Building Life Foundations Nonviolence Center

Building Life Foundations is a training center for the state of Missouri and surrounding states in Kingian Nonviolence. It is their intent to institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence.

The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence

The Institute’s mission is to teach the principles and practices of nonviolence, and to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions. (Providence, RI.)

New Roots Providence

New Roots Providence gives faith and community organizations the support they need to sustain their work and strengthen their communities. We do this by providing high-quality training and technical assistance, and by encouraging communication among organizations, helping them work together to provide quality services and create lasting change.

 


Teaching Tolerance

A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center that provides a place to find thought-provoking news, conversation, and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.

Nonviolent Peace Force

Nonviolent Peaceforce USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As an unarmed, paid civilian peacekeeping force, they foster dialogue among parties in conflict and provides a protective presence for threatened civilians. NP peacekeepers include veterans of conflict zones, experienced peacekeepers, and those new to the field with the right combination of experience, skills, aptitude and attitude. Their work is based out of Brussels, with teams presently deployed in Sri Lanka, in the Mindanao region of the Philippines and in Sudan.


The Peace Alliance

The Peace Alliance is a group of organizers and advocates throughout the U.S. taking the work of peacebuilding from the margins of society into the centers of national discourse and policy priorities. Their network includes volunteer grassroots teams in hundreds of cities, towns, colleges and high school campuses.

Abel’s Community Services Inc.

ACS Inc. is a nonprofit organization

dedicated to positively supporting individuals throughout Tampa, FL.

Students For a Free Tibet

Students for a Free Tibet works in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence. They are a chapter-based network of young people and activists around the world. Through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action, they campaign for Tibetans’ fundamental right to political freedom. They believe their role is to empower and train youth as leaders in the worldwide movement for social justice.

 

 


Witness for Peace

WFP is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. Their mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Common Ground on the Hill

Common Ground on the Hill was founded on the premise that there is a common human thread unifying all people expressed in our various artistic traditions. Their mission is to make this thread a path towards human understanding, tolerance, fulfillment, and enjoyment. (Maryland)

 


The African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes

The ACCORD is a South African-based civil society organization working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent.

 

 


Pax Educare, Inc

Pax Educare is a resource center that seeks to build public understanding of peace education and to promote and advocate for the importance of integrating peace and sustainability principles and concepts into every aspect of education, both formal and informal. They link families, educators and community practitioners in Connecticut in order to help promote the processes and skills needed to build a more peaceful world.


Connecticut Center for Nonviolence

The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence is an emerging not-for-profit organization. Their goal is to apply and teach the philosophy and methodology of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. through educational projects and the arts in order to help build a world of mutual understanding among people where nonviolence processes are used to reconcile conflict and strengthen the quality of family and community life.

Canadian Centre for Teaching Peace

The purpose of CCTP is to bring together all peoples of the world in the promotion of lasting peace through “thinking globally and acting locally”, building peace in the community, strategic action planning, networking, and information sharing by various means including our annual conferences on peace education.

URI Multicultural Center

The URI Multicultural Center (MCC) is a place dedicated to developing a supportive and inclusive campus culture across the boundaries of culture, identity, and discipline. Celebrating unity in diversity, the Multicultural Center invites all of it’s students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and other friends to join in its work in creating a community of learners within and beyond URI.

URI LGBT Center

The URI LGBT Center strives to create a welcoming and safe environment for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Prioritizing around dimensions of education, support, and advocacy, the Center works directly with students, faculty, staff, and community members to provide meaningful programs and services.

URI Women’s Center

The URI Women’s Center works to create an educational and work environment rich in visible role models and free of sexual bias and inequities. By developing and supporting women’s abilities and showcasing their talents, the Women’s Center assists all University women in reaching their full potential. The URI Women’s center works with others in the URI community to provide experience that achieve learning outcomes concerning women’s issues.


Center for Nonviolence Blog

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Student Nonviolence Involvement Coalition

The Student Nonviolence Involvement Coalition is a student organization at the University of Rhode Island that aims to promote social justice and human rights based on the philosophy, principles, and practices of nonviolence and peace. We hope to build community by collaborating with other campus organizations and university-based student groups engaged in peace building work — locally, nationally, and globally.

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