Alternatives to Violence Project
We are a community of volunteers from all walks of life committed to creating a society based on honesty and respect that can resolve conflicts without resorting to violence.
AVP’s mission is to empower people to live their lives without violence. Transforming conflict, transforming lives, together.
AVP is based on the strong conviction that there is good in everyone. AVP adopts a non-judgmental attitude and considers all participants to be equal. It is a non-hierarchical organisation and every voice has the same weight. AVP considers that both caring for others and respect for oneself are essential to adopting non-violent ways. Participants learn by doing : this experiential approach is both holistic and realistic. The central theme in AVP is Transforming Power. This is the power, available to all, to make choices to transform what might be a violent or destructive situation into a non-violent outcome.