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Through this web portal, social media, and mobile phones we unite people globally in a movement campaigning for constructive non-violent change. Because violence never solves conflict.

Listen:

We are a movement of people who LISTEN to our members from conflict areas on how best to push against violence in their conflicts. Only by listening to these local voices can campaigns be sustainable and successful.

Connect:

Today, more people in developing countries use the internet mobile phones than in developed countries. There is nearly one mobile phone in the world for each human being. We use this enormous potential to CONNECT people globally so they can act together.

Empower:

Our worldwide and yet locally led movement overcomes the fear of standing up alone against violence. We EMPOWER by joining hands and we stay to build a local movement in each conflict, campaigning for non-violent and constructive actions.
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Latest campaigns


Colombia

Beyond Violence's Colombia campaign aims to use creative expression to initiate a conversation about the presence of violence and peace in Colombian life, and mobilise youth ideas to work for a peaceful future. ...

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Zimbabwe

Following the success of our 2013 Voices for Peace petition, the Zimbabwean campaign has moved into solidifying its community roots and working on the ground with schools, artists and poets to spread Visions for Zim throughout Zimbabwe. ...

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Syria

In response to the escalating violence in Syria, we launched a petition demanding that actors commit to an inclusive peace conference. This was realised in the Geneva II proceedings. We are now looking at ways to move forward. ...

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Press releases


Youth of India and Pakistan Unite in their Call for Peace

India and Pakistan recently called off important talks that were scheduled to take...



Beyond Violence's "Voices for Peace" Campaign Named in Westbourne 100!

Beyond Violence’s “Voices for Peace” Zimbabwe Campaign was selected as one of the most outstanding campaigns of the past 12 months that not only raises awareness about an issue but changes opinion.

London, U.K., 16 May 2014 – Beyond Violence is delighted to announce its “Voices for Peace” Zimbabwe Campaign has been named as a recipient of “The Westbourne 100” Award in ...



Beyond Violence associate Anna Bilous to give a public lecture at the University of Cambridge on ICT

Internet Communication Technologies: Guarding the Truth in 2013-14 Ukraine

Anna Bilous, an associate here at Beyond Violence, is to give a public lecture at the University of Cambridge on Internet Communication Technologies and their use during the recent protests in Ukraine. Her talk is on the 16th of May and is being held in the Alison Richard Building which is located in the Depart...



Latest blogs


More Than a Song: Make a Movement out of Music

Africa must wake up, the sleeping sons of Jacob For what tomorrow may bring, may a better day come Yesterday we were kings, can you tell me young ones Who are we today? It is only befitting for me to begin this piece about the power of music with the lyrics above, written by Nas and Damien Marley in ‘
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The Nation State: Bounded Humanitarianism

National sovereignty is weakly aligned to global altruism. Accountable to its own constituents, foreign policy, fundamentally a tool to serve and protect national interests, can act like a cap on humanitarianism. When national interests are at stake, international policy suffers from myopia, self-interest and double-standards. And it lies at the very heart of our collective failures in pea...



The Sustainable Development Goals

Throughout the past couple decades, our world has been through significant changes, both positive and negative. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a group of 8 goals and comprised of a set of time-bound and quantifiable targets, came to an end in 2015. The MDGs were the first major declaration from the world...