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This page highlights all events and campaigns around the International Day of Nonviolence.  

It features the work of our interns & volunteers, partners and civil society, in general.

 

Guest Speakers

Rose  Welsch

Director of The International Action Network on Small Arms

Rose Welsch has worked as the United Nations Liaison for the International Action Network on Small Arms since January 2016. She recently spoke at the United Nations General Assembly First Committee on civil society concerns about the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms in preparation for the upcoming Review Conference. Before working with IANSA, Welsch worked as an international coordinator for Peace Boat.

Daniel Perell

Bahá'í International Community

Daniel Perell joined the Baha'i International Community’s United Nations Office as a Representative in 2011. His areas of work include social and sustainable development, global citizenship, human rights, the role of religion in society, and defense of the Baha'i Community. He is currently a Global Organizing Partner of the NGO Major Group and the Chair of the NGO Committee for Social Development. In 2010, Mr. Perell received a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and was admitted to the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Perell has worked with the International Service for Human Rights in Geneva, the UN in Aceh, Indonesia and other organizations in the Marshall Islands and Chile.

Daniel Perell

United Nations Representative at Baha'i International Community (BIC)

Daniel Perell joined the Baha'i International Community’s United Nations Office as a Representative in 2011. His areas of work include social and sustainable development, global citizenship, human rights, the role of religion in society, and defense of the Baha'i Community. He is currently a Global Organizing Partner of the NGO Major Group and the Chair of the NGO Committee for Social Development. In 2010, Mr. Perell received a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and was admitted to the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Perell has worked with the International Service for Human Rights in Geneva, the UN in Aceh, Indonesia and other organizations in the Marshall Islands and Chile.

Georgina Galanis

UN  Representative for the Global Movement For a Culture of Peace 

Georgina Galanis is a cultural creative, spiritual empath, sacred space / textile artist, writer and founder of THE COLORS OF LIFE ; a portal manifesting creative potentials and peace initiatives for inside out consciousness evolution inspired by  the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi’s satyagraha + ahimsa non violent peace practices.   She has served non profit boards in world service towards healing communities, some of them herein; Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy, Org for the Arts and Whole Brain Learning, Humanitarian Outreach Enrichment + Curriculum, She is the recipient of Orphans International Humanitarian Award 2011, and 2016 Alexander the Great Award as NGO ECOSOC representative of Institute of Inter-Balkan Relations.  Ms Galanis is a founding member of Global Movement for the Culture of Peace, a United Nations related global community dedicated to implementing  A/RES.53/243 Declaration on a Programme of Action for the Culture of Peace.  A global citizen by birth, born in South Australia and raised in eastern Ontario,Canada with Greek origins, she is presently a dedicated member of the Steering committee for Coalition for Global Citizenship 2030, a UN initiative at  the forefront of Education for Global Citizenship.  

From the Different

Nonviolence International Offices 

Around the World

 

Michael  Beer

Executive Director - Nonviolence International

Michael Beer has been the Executive Director of Nonviolence International since 1998. Michael is a global activist for human rights, minority rights and argues against war and casino capitalism.  He has trained activists in many countries, including Myanmar, Kosovo, Tibet, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Zimbabwe, and the United States. He is a frequent public speaker on nonviolence and has been broadcast on CSPAN, CNN,  and other major media outlets. Michael is the co-parent of two children with his life partner, Latanja.

David Kirshbaum

Founder, Director Emeritus - New York office

David’s professional training is as a psychotherapist for the severely and chronically mentally ill and the elderly. He also studied yoga with the SYDA Foundation with the hopes of combining yoga with psychological treatment to increase patients’ quality of life.

A longtime activist, David has previously been involved with environmental issues. He was a key player in the creation of the Watershed Alliances in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, and the opening of a museum of environmental sciences on the campus of Georgia Perimeter College. In 2001, David became involved in human rights work focused primarily on the struggle in Palestine.

Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan

Nonviolence Director - Canada office

Yeshua is a human rights and disarmament activist, author, lecturer and nonviolence trainer/educator.
He has organized, or participated in, 'people's power' initiatives, from the local to the national level, on four continents, and in a score of countries.
From 1992 to 2005 Yeshua was the Regional Representative for Nonviolence International in Southeast Asia. Through that regional office, he focused on building the capacity in human rights organizations to think strategically about waging their struggle by nonviolent means, and co-authored two reports analysing widely used methods of nonviolent struggle.
Yeshua has developed and led training programs in nonviolent third party intervention as well as human rights monitoring, for activists and workers entering areas of social or armed conflict.
He currently is a Consultant to the International Peace Bureau in Geneva and serves on the board of the AJ Muste International Nonviolence Trainers Fund.
Since 2005 Yeshua has been a research coordinator and editor of the annual reports of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Cluster Munition Coalition.

Fred Lubang

Nonviolence Director - Southeast Asia Office

Alfredo Ferrariz Lubang, Southeast Asia Regional Representative of Nonviolence International, National Coordinator of the Philippine Campaign to Ban Landmines — Follow him on twitter @fredlubang Alfredo Ferrariz Lubang is the Regional Representative of Nonviolence International in Asia. Concurrently, he is the National Coordinator of the Philippine Campaign to Ban Landmines and convenor of a number of humanitarian disarmament campaigns. He is a peace education trainer and has taught in various universities in the region in the area of peace and conflict studies, humanitarian disarmament and international humanitarian law. He is mostly based in Cotabato City implementing a peace agreement between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Philippine government that was signed in 2010 in Kuala Lumpur to clear the Bangsamoro areas of explosive remnants of war. His recent publication, The Role of Trust in Peace Accord Implementation: A Case in the Bangsamoro was based on this work. He is a member of the board of the global Control Arms network and served as a board member of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize laureate International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions Coalition. He holds a masters degree on Applied Conflict Transformation Studies.

 
 

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