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International Training for Nonviolence in the Context of War or Armed Conflict

June 13 @ 5:00 pm - July 1 @ 12:00 pm

KURVE Wustrow is holding an international nonviolence training in English language, specifically designed for those working or planning to work in areas of war or armed conflict.

Contents of the training-

  • Principles of  nonviolence, nonviolent direct action and nonviolent conflict intervention
  • Understanding and transforming conflicts
  • Political analysis, strategu, reconciliation work in war torn societies
  • Observing/reporting human rights violations, human rights organising
  • Dealing with stress, fear and traumatic experience
  • Consensus decision making and team work
  • Issues of cultural and gender sensitivity
  • Social movement and media activism
  • Security issues; digital and personal security aspects

The training is a shared educational learning process which involves mostly participatory exercises that elicit learning from participants’ insights and experiences. It can be demanding and at time stressful, as this methodology pushes participants to take extra steps and share from a personal as well as a professional level. The trainers facilitate the learning process and  model a non-violent approach to learning.

The training is lead by three experienced trainers, namely Stella Tamang, Spino Fante and Peter Steudtner, from three different continents and certified according to the trainings standards of AGDF (Aktionsgemeinschaft Dienst für den Frieden). Additional experts are invited to lead some training sessions in which their experience is particularly relevant.

Trainers brief-

Stella Tamang is council member of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and lives in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is involved in various training activities in the field of nonviolent conflict resolution and in the movement of indigenous people.

Spino Fante is an Anti-Bias and diversity management trainer and lives in South Africa. She has actively worked to promote values and human rights in South African schools and communities. Through the Anti-Racism and Training (ART) Network, she facilitated Anti-Bias trainings in Germany and the Netherlands. She focuses on issues of inclusion, anti-discrimination and nonviolent conflict transformation.

Peter Steudtner is a trainer in nonviolent conflict transformation and a photographer/filmmaker. His training focus lies on integrated security for peace, human and environmental rights activists and on the do no harm-approach. In order to sensitise and empower people, he combines nonviolent action and artistic approaches.

Training fee-

2.500,- Euro for organisations,
2.000,- Euro for single persons,
1.250,- Euro reduced fee for individuals (on enquiry)

The fee includes training material, vegetarian food and lodging in dormitory style.

If lack of funds is an obstacle to your participation, please let us know. Depending on availability of funds, we may be able to offer reductions on the participation fee.

Application Procedure-

Your application should reach to us soon as possible, for participants in need of visa or financial assistance, latest by 25th February 2019, for those without visa requirement the latest by 2nd April 2019.

Important: Applicants must commit to participate for the full duration of the training, including the weekends.


KURVE Wustrow


KURVE Wustrow
Kirchstr 14
Wustrow, 29462 Germany
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