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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.

Our organization 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. We accomplish these by:​

Creating, translating and disseminating training manuals,

educational curricula, pamphlets, books, documentary

films, radio broadcasts, web sites, and other resources.

Facilitating training seminars for activists, students,

teachers, and community leaders interested in

employing nonviolent methods.

Mediating conflicts between individuals, groups,

organizations, and international  bodies by providing

the direct services of trained conflict

resolution professionals.

Honoring and rewarding outstanding

international peace educators

Preparing individuals and groups for nonviolent struggle in their own contexts and languages.

Researching pertinent topics and issues to provide timely information and analysis for nonviolent activists, international development practitioners, and government officials.

Fostering cross-cultural and international cooperation to protect human rights and limit the use of lethal weapons in conflicts.

Working with other human rights and religious organizations to help them promote nonviolent action.