Aims of Education for Peace

The overall aim of Education for Peace is to help build a peaceful world.

The overall aim of Education for Peace is to help build a peaceful world. To do so we aim to:

  • Understand the nature and origins of violence and its effects on both victim and perpetrator.
  • Create frameworks for achieving peace and peaceful, creative societies.
  • Sharpen awareness about the existence of unpeaceful relationships between people and within and between nations.
  • Investigate the causes of conflicts and violence embedded within perceptions, values and attitudes of individuals as well as within social and political structures of society.
  • Encourage the search for alternatives and possible nonviolent skills.
  • Equip children and adults with personal conflict resolution skills.
  • Show people that violence and war are learned and not an intrinsic part of human nature and that it is possible to resolve conflict peacefully.
  • Create a more peaceful world where all of us may become agents for change. Education for Peace gives us the skills that will assist in achieving peaceful societies.
  • Correct the limited understanding of peace held by many people that it is the absence, however contrived, of direct violence, of wounding and killing.
  • Create a better learning environment where conflict and relationships may be explored.