Alternatives to Violence


AVP began as a highly experimental violence prevention program in the New York prison system in 1975. It was introduced in to Rwanda in 2001 and was the basis for the creation and methodology of HROC. AVP’s themes include: seeking that which is good in ourselves and others, cooperation, community building skills (trust, respect, and inclu-siveness), communication skills (deep listening, speaking with clarity and responsibility) and conflict transformation. The HROC Centre holds on average 25 AVP trainings per year, which provide communities and individuals with nonviolent values and skills.

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