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
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.