Creating Effective Programs and Policies to Reduce Violence and Promote Peace

TitleCreating Effective Programs and Policies to Reduce Violence and Promote Peace
Publication TypeBook Chapter
AuthorsBritto, Pia R., Rima Salah, Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Jacqueline Bhabha, Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Gary R. Gunderson, Cigdem Kagitcibasi, Lucy Nusseibeh, Olayinka Omigbodun, Mikiko Otani, and Geraldine Smyth
EditorLeckman, James F., Catherine Panter-Brick, and Rima Salah
The focus of this chapter is on the social and biological underpinnings of child development and its contexts to create effective programs and policies that will reduce violence and promote peace. It addresses a range of issues emanating from fields of education, media, religion, psychology, and cultural studies. The emergent themes address interconnected pathways and multilayered perpsectives, across a range of disciplines, that form a link between formative childhood and peace, including strengthening families and building resilient communities. The primary theme underscores that the well-being of children is fundamental to peace. However, knowledge of the association between early childhood and peace needs to be expanded. While much is known about promoting peace, evidence is lacking on whether formative childhoods constitute a potential path to peace. Further research, coordination, and partnerships are needed between disciplines and sectors engaged in peacebuilding and early development. In addition, a perspective on human securities, rights, and capacities is needed to support this work—one that encourages individual capabilities, cultural and community assets, and an emancipatory vision and inclusive practices.
Title Creating Effective Programs and Policies to Reduce Violence and Promote Peace
Publication Title Pathways to peace: The transformative power of children and families
Publication Type Book Chapter
Published Year 2014
Publisher The MIT Press
Authors P.R. Britto; R. Salah; M. Abu-Nimer; J. Bhabha; A.K. Chowdhury; G.R. Gunderson; C. Kagitcibasi; L. Nusseibeh; O. Omigbodun; M. Otani; G. Smyth
Editors J.F. Leckman; C. Panter-Brick; R. Salah
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