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Alternatives to Violence Articles

I Am My Neighbor's Mirror: A Community Rebuilding after Genocide, by Laura Shipler Chico, December 2006. An assessement of the effects on the Nyamata community, one of the hardest hit by the 1994 Rwandan genocide, after twenty AVP workshops with 400 participants.

Journal Entries for AVP-Kakamega, Kenya by Linda Heacock, October 2005. Reports on Linda's six weeks in Kenya facilitating AVP workshops in Western Kenya with the community in Lugari and with youth in Nairobi from the Uzima Foundation.

Peace Cannot Stay in Small Places: Lessons from Alternatives to Violence Workshops with Gacaca Judges, by Laura Shipler Chico and Uwimana Marie Paule, June 2005. This is a report on 70 AVP workshops conduced between May 2004 and March 2005 with gacaca judges in Rwanda who are hearing the cases of the over 100,000 genocide suspects who have been in prison since1994-95.

The Road to Gikongoro by Laura Shipler Chico, March, 2005. Description of an AVP workshop in Rwanda with the gacaca judges.

Trauma Healing and Non-Violence Work in the African Great Lakes Region by Adrien Niyongabo, April 2004. Description of how the trauma of conflict destroys the road to peace in the Great Lakes region and attempts to deal with this problem in the region.

AVP-Rwanda Gacaca Evaluation by Peter Yeomans and Adrien Niyongabo, August 2003. An extensive evaluation of the AVP workshops in Rwanda with the gacaca judges who are attempting to re-integrate fairly the perpetuators of the Rwandan genocide back into Rwandan society.

A Month with AVP in Kenya, by Sandy Grotberg, August, 2003. Journal of one of the facilitators to introduce AVP in Western Kenya.

AVP Workshop with "Peacemakers" in Burundi by Ray Boucher, February 2003. Describes an AVP workshop in Burundi with "peacekeepers,” young men given guns by the government to patrol areas during the night and mostly women who they are supposed to guard.

Transforming Power in Rwanda by David Zarembka, January 2003. History of the introduction of AVP in Rwanda.

AVP Burundi by Peter Yeomans, April 2002. Response to questions after the introduction of AVP into Burundi.