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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 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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