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Welcome to the Team

THIS IS THE WELCOME GUIDE FROM THE NVI-NY STAFF

Welcome to Nonviolence International New York's online Internship program. This your first stop on your journey thorough our course. Please make sure that you thoroughly read everything and click every button to make sure you are ready for your first day.

Introduction to the Network

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.

Introduction to the Network

The NI mission statement is:

"Nonviolence International advocates for active nonviolence and supports creative constructive nonviolent campaigns worldwide. We are a backbone organization of the nonviolent moment, providing fiscal sponsorship to partners all over the globe. We tell the transformative stories of dynamic emerging nonviolent movements that give us hope in difficult times and are reshaping what we view as possible. By telling these inspirational stories and supporting these movements we help to create a peaceful and just future.

Network History

History of Nonviolence International Network:

Here A message from David Heart the Co-Director of Nonviolence International in DC speaking about the Nonviolence International Network

1989

Palestinian activist Mubarak Awad founded Nonviolence International along with co-founders Jonathan Kuttab, Kamal Boulatta and Abdul Aziz Said. Nonviolence International is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in Washington, DC, United States and is continuously active in educating and training the public and activists in the use of nonviolent resistance. They are particularly known for their work in conflict zones and Civil Society at the United Nations, building coalitions to find and advocate for nonviolent solutions across the globe.

1989

Palestinian activist Mubarak Awad founded Nonviolence International along with co-founders Jonathan Kuttab, Kamal Boulatta and Abdul Aziz Said. Nonviolence International is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in Washington, DC, United States and is continuously active in educating and training the public and activists in the use of nonviolent resistance. They are particularly known for their work in conflict zones and Civil Society at the United Nations, building coalitions to find and advocate for nonviolent solutions across the globe.

1989

Palestinian activist Mubarak Awad founded Nonviolence International along with co-founders Jonathan Kuttab, Kamal Boulatta and Abdul Aziz Said. Nonviolence International is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in Washington, DC, United States and is continuously active in educating and training the public and activists in the use of nonviolent resistance. They are particularly known for their work in conflict zones and Civil Society at the United Nations, building coalitions to find and advocate for nonviolent solutions across the globe.

1989

Palestinian activist Mubarak Awad founded Nonviolence International along with co-founders Jonathan Kuttab, Kamal Boulatta and Abdul Aziz Said. Nonviolence International is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in Washington, DC, United States and is continuously active in educating and training the public and activists in the use of nonviolent resistance. They are particularly known for their work in conflict zones and Civil Society at the United Nations, building coalitions to find and advocate for nonviolent solutions across the globe.

1991

Nonviolence International coordinated anti-coup d'état training in Russia. This led to the organization's publication of the Training Manual for Nonviolent Defense Against the Coup d'État, which has since been used globally in both English and Spanish.

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1991

Nonviolence International coordinated anti-coup d'état training in Russia. This led to the organization's publication of the Training Manual for Nonviolent Defense Against the Coup d'État, which has since been used globally in both English and Spanish.

In 1993 and 1994, Andre Kamenshikov partnered with Nonviolence International to found the Nonviolence International-Newly Independent States (NI-NIS), based in Moscow. NI-NIS was the first major organization to publicly warn the world about the impending war in Chechnya; the organization also released the first environmental damage assessment regarding the war in Chechnya

During the 1995 International Campaign to Ban Landmines, NI was one of the endorsing organizations and was one of the attending parties of the Phnom Penh conference in Cambodia during June of 1995. This conference was the largest anti-landmine conference to date and was the first gathering to take place in a heavily mined country (see land mines in Cambodia). 

NI organized a groundbreaking consultation entitled "Mainstreaming Peace Teams" at American University in 1996. As a result, more than 50 experts from over 25 countries engaged in dialogue about unarmed peacekeeping and third-party nonviolent intervention.

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From 1999 to 2009, NI created programs of nonviolence and peace education in Aceh during the civil war (see Aceh War); the programs were led by Dr. Asna Husin, who remains a senior researcher for Nonviolence International. In 2004, a tsunami ravaged Aceh; the NI office was destroyed and several staff members were killed or injured. Following the tragedy, NI raised and distributed funds for orphans in Aceh.

History of Nonviolence International Network:

 Between 1998 and 2002, Michael Beer assisted in launching the International Burma Campaign with a conference and publication in Burma Today. Beer, along with Gene Sharp and Bob Helvey, provided training in nonviolent action for over 1,000 Burmese resistance guerrillas and civilians.

NI organized the International Conference on Nonviolent Resistance, which was hosted in Bethlehem in December of 2005. The conference brought together over 250 nonviolent activists from around the world, including renowned activists Gene Sharp and Bernard Lafayette.

History of Nonviolence International Network:

In 2013 NI expressed a need for a permanent to liaison with the United Nations. In Preparation for the ending of the MDGs and the increasing Demand for accountability in the international community NI promoted David Kirshbaum to Director of the New York Office with the task of fundraising, planning and supporting the struggling Partners. Then in 2014, David Kirshbaum raised the funding, and founded the Nonviolence International New York office (NVINY). Quickly taking on Civil Society leadership in the planning committees of the SDGs and the MGS, the New York office quickly became a champion of the stakeholder system leading and guiding hundreds of new NGOs in the new founded resources on interacting with the United Nations. Rapidly become an active board member of multiple groups at the UN. the NVINY office quickly became known for Holding civil society corruption accountable, and promoting new and unheard voices throughout Civil Society at the United Nations.

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History of Nonviolence International Network:

From 2006 to 2015, NI organized trainings and produced podcasts, films and texts for the largest resource center on nonviolence produced in Farsi.

 

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History of Nonviolence International Network:

In 2017 the NVINY changed leadership to NI's youngest Director Joshua Kirshbaum, bridging partnerships across Civil Society at the United Nations Led by Youth leaders. With multiple Peace Educational program under the leadership of Joshua Kirshbaum the New York/UN office has 700+ participants (volunteers, interns, and students) working directly with the United Nations on projects across the globe. the different teams are advocating for nonviolent solutions through peace education and international advocacy; connecting a youth network of Agents of Change to Civil Society at the United Nations, through Internship, Mentorship, and Training initiatives.

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History of Nonviolence International Network:

Nonviolence International currently works on several projects, with focuses on grassroots activism in Sudan, the Ukraine, Palestine, & New York City. They are the acting United States fiscal sponsor for the Gaza Freedom Flotillas, which seeks to end the siege of Gaza using nonviolence. Director and founder Mubarak Awad, along with co-founder Jonathan Kuttab, led a delegation to Qatar with Palestinian leadership in order to advocate for a nonviolent strategy of resistance. Michael Beer served as an advisor to the 2019 Sudanese resistance movement.

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OK! now that you have learned about NI Lets Explore your work at our New York office!!!

Welcome New Intern/Volunteer
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Welcome New Intern/Volunteer

Our program is built for a win-win environment in which each position is designed to achieve three aspects: (1) educational, that allows the interns to try, explore and express in the professional world with the support of an established organization allowing them to learn and grow in their chosen careers; (2) advocacy, enabling the interns to help us strengthen civil society at the United Nations, working alongside with a partner; (3) network, with the progression and improvement of Nonviolence International and proceed us to move forward.

Here’s a quick introduction to your Administration Team:

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Joshua
Kirshbaum

Executive Director

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Marcellus T. Henderson

-Aministrative

Director

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Sarah A.
Gomez

Education

Program Manager

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Amelia Kirshbaum

Creative Director 

Please see our website to learn more about the organisation.

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Welcome New Intern/Volunteer

Our program is built for a win-win environment in which each position is designed to achieve three aspects: (1) educational, that allows the interns to try, explore and express in the professional world with the support of an established organization allowing them to learn and grow in their chosen careers; (2) advocacy, enabling the interns to help us strengthen civil society at the United Nations, working alongside with a partner; (3) network, with the progression and improvement of Nonviolence International and proceed us to move forward.

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SOCIAL MEDIA WITH NVINY

Nonviolence International is on the web!!!!! Follow us on all of our social media accounts before your semester begins!!!

*It is required that you follow us on all of our social media accounts. Please make sure that before your first day you have subscribed to the following!

 

  • @NVI-NY facebook icon
  • @NVI-NY twitter icon
  • @NVI-NY Instagram icon
  • @NVI-NY Youtube icon
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NY Human Resorces

the link below is a page on our site that gives everyone the access and tools to advocate for their needs with Nonviolence International New York.

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What We Do

Our three focus areas are:

DISARMAMENT

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PEACE

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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Here is an example of our work with Peace!

Here is an example of our work with Disarmament

Here is an example of our work with Social & Sustainable development

Partner Map

Maps of  Partners

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WELCOME

Orientation

This is chart of our working relationships with our partners.

Below that is an outline with brief descriptions of these relationships.

Orientation

We are almost ready to begin! All that's left is to study!

Below is a link to our Intern/Volunteer Handbook, a must read for all incoming interns and volunteers. Please click the button to get started.

Slack Community with our program being online and more accessible than ever we need a way to communicate clear;y across many lines and boundaries for this please use the button below to access our Slack Channel before your first day.

Google Drive

As you may have already gathered, we use the Google Drive to share documentation. I would recommend using the Google Drive and our Website to learn more about the organisation:

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Rather than going back to find this link every time you want to use the Google Drive, you can access it from Google.com by clicking on the 9 square logo in the top right of the screen and selecting the triangular Google Drive icon.

Don't know how to use the Google drive?

Well its time to learn. Here is a video that explains the google drive and many of its functions:

Familiarize yourself with the General Office folder, it contains the Contact Information for all staff and the office schedule (same document), as well as a map of the U.N. It also includes a sub-folder titled ‘Interns’, this sub-folder contains folders for each staff person, including yourself of course, and is where you should store all your work. You are encouraged to drag and drop everything - research documents, notes, photographs, etc. - into this folder. (as organized as possible please).

 

Our Drive

Our office organizes our work in a Google Drive. Here is the link that shares that drive with you.

Link: http://bit.ly/Nonviolenceny-folder

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Welcome Form

WELCOME TO

NONVIOLENCE

INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK

Let us know you're ready by filling out the form below!!!

Phone: (347) 674-7730

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