Recently there has been a growing interest in alternatives to violence even at the level of long-term
political activists. In fact these activists and community leaders have specifically expressed their
dissatisfaction with the cycle of violence and its results, and requested information and training for active

MEND, having built its reputation on a holistic and creative approach to violence in schools, has taken this
approach further to reach the general population. Working through film, the internet, radio, bumper
stickers, posters, and news advertisements, MEND has changed the local attitude to nonviolence from one
of scepticism or dismissal (when MEND was first established in 1998) to one of interest and appreciation - so that now even the Palestinian President talks about nonviolence. If there can be a visible nonviolence
movement, this will give hope to all those on both sides who fear the cycle of violence and cannot see
any partners for peace.


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MEND GPPAC Regional Nonviolence Training Manual.

Developed in 2012 in response to requests from members of the Middle East North Africa Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict (MENAPPAC) in the wake of the Arab Spring of 2011, MEND produced this manual based on our experience with youth and nonviolence and physical training in Palestine.

The manual was completed with the generous support of the Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC).

MEND has been a member of GPPAC and the regional network MENAPPAC since they were launched in New York and Beirut in 2005.

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