About Us

Mission Statement

Nonviolence International researches and promotes nonviolent action and seeks to reduce the use of violence worldwide.  We believe that every culture and religion can employ appropriate nonviolent methods for positive social change and international peace.

Organizational Information

Nonviolence International (NI) is a decentralized network of resource centers that promote the use of nonviolent action.  Founded by Palestinian activist Mubarak Awad in 1989, NI is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in Washington, DC, USA.  NI is also a non-governmental organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Global Activities

  • Creating, translating and disseminating training manuals, educational curricula, pamphlets, books, documentary films, radio broadcasts, web sites, and other resources
  • Preparing individuals and groups for nonviolent struggle in their own contexts and languages
  • Facilitating training seminars for activists, students, teachers, and community leaders interested in employing nonviolent methods
  • Researching pertinent topics and issues to provide timely information and analysis for nonviolent activists, international development practitioners, and government officials
  • Mediating conflicts between individuals, groups, organizations, and international bodies by providing the direct services of trained conflict resolution professionals
  • Fostering cross-cultural and international cooperation to protect human rights and limit the use of lethal weapons in conflicts
  • Honoring and rewarding outstanding international peace educators
  • Working with other human rights and religious organizations to help them promote nonviolent action

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Mission Statement

Nonviolence International researches and promotes nonviolent action and seeks to reduce the use of violence worldwide.  We believe that every culture and religion can employ appropriate nonviolent methods for positive social change and international peace. Organizational Information Nonviolence International (NI) is a decentralized network of resource centers that promote the use of nonviolent action.  Founded …

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What is Nonviolence?

What is Nonviolent Action? Nonviolent action is a technique by which people who reject passivity and submission, and who see struggle as essential, can wage their conflict without violence. Nonviolent action is not an attempt to avoid or ignore conflict. It is one response to the problem of how to act effectively in politics, especially …

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mubarak

Staff

Mubarak Awad is the Founder of the National Youth Advocate Program in different locations in United States, which provides alternative foster care and counseling to at-risk youth and their families.  He is also the Founder of the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence in Jerusalem, Palestine, and was deported by the Israeli Supreme Court …

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Internships

Internships are available for students and non-students, and can be arranged for-credit with universities and colleges.  As Nonviolence International’s staff is relatively small, interns play an integral role in NI’s projects and functioning as a cohesive organization.  Interns work closely with an NI staff member.  However, interns are expected to exhibit independence, creativity and self-sufficiency …

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Contact

Need Mediation, Facilitating, and Evaluation services? Nonviolence International provides services to individuals, groups, organizations, and international bodies that need to resolve  conflicts and help with overcoming obstacles. Our services are provided by trained professionals with international experience. For more information and all other inquiries, please contact our office in Washington, DC: 4000 Albemarle Street, NW …

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