Reflection and action guide for reducing local violence
This handbook is a tool to help community leaders implement urban peace-building programs.
The lessons here are particularly relevant to contested spaces in multi-cultural contexts, where people are suffering oppression from different forces, such as criminal groups, political tensions, economic exclusion, discrimination, etc. Most of these urban zones are also inhabited by people living under poverty and extreme poverty, like most marginal urban neighborhoods in Latin America and the Caribbean.
As the Fourth Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms and Light Weapons was assembling at the United Nations in New York City, a smaller, quieter, but no less resolute group was convening on the same issue. On June 15, 2010, in the Church Center for the United Nations, a diverse mix of people and organizations came together to discuss the cancerous effect small arms and light weapons have on communities around the world.
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.