From inner to outer Peace - action possibilities for building trust in post-conflict communities

A conflict only ends when people return to a normal life.

 

These projects can assist post-conflict communities in transcending the legacy of conflict: fear, hate and insecurity. This is an essential precondition if peace and economic prosperity are to flourish. Work must be accomplished at two levels:

 

1. Creating the human conditions for overcoming trauma, hate and fear.

2. Creating the material conditions for economic reconstruction.

 

Our two sub-themes will focus on how progress can be made in both areas by the design of specific, actionable projects to rebuild prosperity and trust in communities following a conflict.

Contact Karin Augustat for Project 1 at karin.augustat@gmx.net

 

Project 1: Ending the Cycle of Violence:Empowering communities to overcome conflicts and trauma for building a peaceful future. Project Details here

 

Contact Nino Lotishvili for Project 2 at ninolotishvili@gmail.com

Project 2: Women Peace Ambassadors for the South Caucasus. Project Details here

Contact Jelena Stanulovic for Project 3 at jstanulovic@yahoo.com

Project 3: Cooperative Communication: Understanding Each Other Again. Western Balkans (Kosovo & Belgrade) Project Details here

 

 

 

Creating the material conditions for economic reconstruction

We will focus on mine actions particularly in two countries that currently require dedicated attention – Afghanistan and Ukraine – but the organizers are open for other countries in need. The intention is to develop projects addressing mine risk education, de-mining, and victim assistance. Actions in these areas are particularly relevant because it is historically proven that they reduce violence and casualties, enables recovery, peacebuilding, and resilience. Therefore, projects in this area play a critical role in facilitating economic development.

 

Contact Patrick Favre for Project 6 at pfavre@taxicab.ch

Project 4: Mine Victim Assistance in the Remote Badakhshan Region of Afghanistan. Project Details here

Contact Dirk Lustig for Project 7 at dirk.lustig@gmail.com

Project 5: Explosive Hazard Clearance in Eastern Ukraine. Project Details here

 

Details for other projects to follow

 

 

Both sub-themes address the same challenges within separate contexts of material and social reconstruction after extremely traumatic experiences. Both are linked by the themes of reconstruction and reconciliation, the building blocks for positive peace.

Inner Peace Team

Karin Augustat
Jelena Stalunovic
Nino Lotishvili
Victoria Gabioud
Sanela Music

Rotary Peace Fellow from Argentina at the University of Bradford, United Kingdom (2011-2012), she is a Human Rights Officer at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva

Outer Peace Team

Hans-Jörg Eberle
Dirk Lustig
Patrick Favre

Rotarian Peace Projects Incubator

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