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Where Do We Go From Here?

How can we effectively work to end violence in our communities and globally?  What strategies have worked?  What can I do?

We close the Origins of Violence with a brief chapter on what communities and individuals can do to help promote a more peaceful world. You will hear from experts on how nonviolent protests have shown evidence of remarkable effectiveness in promoting both small and large-scale social and governmental change. Next you will listen to the comparison of violence as a public health epidemic, including data-driven steps to halt the disease of violence. Finally, you will see the effect of a small group of dedicated activists who have helped reform their own lives after committing acts of violence, as well as that of their communities.

After you have finished watching the materials below, take a moment to look at the Additional Reading to familiarize yourself with more information on the origins of violence, from biology to society, and opportunities for growth and intervention.

Explore the different sections within this chapter by navigating through grey buttons. Once you are finished exploring a section, click Next to proceed to the next section, or Home to return to Where Do We Go From Here? home page.

Against Violent Extremism. A Network Connecting Former Violent Extremists and Survivors to Push Back Against Extremist Recruiting

Chenoweth, Erica, and Maria Stephan. Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

CeaseFire Illinois. Cure Violence

Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. Peace Within. Between. Among

Eisner, Manuel. How to Reduce Homicide by 50% in the Next 30 Years

Gandhi, Mohandas. On Non-violence

Institute for Economics and Peace. Global Peace Index Report 2015

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women World Wide

Life After Hate.  A Non-Profit Founded by Former Members of Radicalized, Far-Right Hate Groups

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Support and Resources

The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict. 10 Actions You Can Take

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