International Training for Nonviolence in the Context of War and Armed Conflict
Kurve Wustrow conducts an international training for Nonviolence in the Context of War and Armed Conflict in June 10-27, 2020.
Peace and human rights activists, people working with refugees or war affected populations all over the world, bear witness that it is possible to work on armed conflicts and against large-scale human rights violations with nonviolent means. They also experience that only long-term commitment can transform a conflict , heal wounds, and even bring about reconciliation. Good will and commitment are indispensable for this work, but in themselves not sufficient. Training in nonviolent skills for the work in situations of war or civil war will make the work of activists more effective.
HOW WE TRAIN?
KURVE Wustrow is holding an international nonviolence training in English language, specifically designed for those working
or planning to work in areas of war or armed conflict. The training is lead by three experienced trainers from three different continents and certified according to the trainings standards of AGDF (Aktionsgemeinschaft Dienst für den Frieden). Additional experts are invited to lead some training sessions in which their experience is particularly relevant.
WHO CAN APPLY?
• Activists from local peace, human rights and reconciliation groups
• Volunteers or persons interested in nonviolent third-party intervention
• Persons shaping approaches for educating populations in crisis areas
• Persons working with refugees
WHAT ARE THE CONTESTS?
• Principles of nonviolence, nonviolent direct action and nonviolent conflict intervention
• Understanding and transforming conflicts
• Political analysis, strategy, reconciliation work in war torn societies
• Observing / reporting human rights violations, human rights organising
• Dealing with stress, fear and traumatic experience
• Consensus decision making and team work
• Issues of cultural and gender sensitivity
• Social movement and media activism
• Security issues; digital and personal security aspects
WHEN DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
The training starts on 10 June 2020 with dinner and ends on 27 June 2020 in the morning. Applicants must commit to participate for the full duration of the training, including the weekends.
HOW WE TRAIN?
The training is a shared educational learning process which involves mostly participatory exercises that elicit learning from participants’ insights and experiences. It can be demanding and at times stressful, as this methodology pushes participants to take extra steps and share from a personal as well as from a professional level. The trainers facilitate the learning process and model a nonviolent approach to learning.