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Organization: Institute for Victims of Trauma
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6801 Market Square Drive, McLean, VA 22101

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PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity


TOP PRIORITY: The organization's most important culture of peace activity


PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

See 2005 report. New partnership have been with a few interfaith groups working in the Washington DC area.

ACTIONS: What activities have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the ten years of the Decade? If you already made a report in 2005, your information from 2005 will be included in the 2010 report.

Actions during the first half of the decade may be found in the  2005 report of IVT on the Internet.

Continuing work with Rwandan journalists in 2008 brought Ivan Kayonga, the TV producer who interviewed Dr. Dane in 2005, to the U.S. to receive recognition for his outstanding work with this taped interview. It almost got him a spot on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" as the modern Parable of the Mustard Seed.  An invitation to the 2009 Oxford Roundtables became Dr. Dane's opportunity to address the ethics of torture in terms of the Geneva Convention.

PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the second half of the Decade?

During the latter half of this decade, the media helped to develop more widespread understanding of the traumatic consequences of violence.

OBSTACLES: Has your organization faced any obstacles to implementing the culture of peace and nonviolence? If so, what were they?

Political leaders of policy development continue to address only short term goals of win-lose strategies rather that shifting to principles of conflict resolution that rely on verbal negotiation.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization in the short, medium and long term to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence?

GLOBAL MOVEMENT: How do you think the culture of peace and nonviolence could be strengthened and supported at the world level??

UNESCO and WHO could continue to sponsor breakthrough conferences that integrate evidence-based information on the consequences of trauma and the linkage to identity studies showing increased negative perception of others. The 1997 Algiers conference was on exceptional example of positive outcome with this approach.
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