Women Peacemakers Program
has a history of organizing and developing nonviolence training.
The values inherent in the theory and practice of active nonviolence are the same values necessary for building a culture of peace. Nonviolence training is a way of promoting these values, providing opportunities to pass on and improve the concrete skills that make for peace.
One key area in building a culture of peace (as identified in the United Nations Declaration and Program of Action on a Culture of Peace, 1999, Resolution A/53/243) is ensuring equality between women and men.
Such equality demands a gender-sensitive approach-an approach that
is often lacking in nonviolence training.
WPP offers international and regional nonviolence and leadership
trainings with a clear gender perspective for both female and male
activists from various social change movements.