The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) gives practical training that helps people to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways. Originally developed by Quakers in the 1970s in the USA, for use in prison work, the techniques are applicable to many different situations and contexts. AVP is now an international volunteer movement active in more than 60 countries.
During 2017 FHM funded essential operating costs for AVP work in Ukraine, to run two series of workshops:
- for young people (soldiers and juvenile delinquents) with up to 100 participants, on how to cope with confrontational situations; and
- workshops for up to 300 social workers, school psychologists, and teachers on the principles of nonviolent relations.
The photo is from a recent workshop (2018) in Zaporozhye