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'We are sowing the seeds of peace'
an article by Daniel Velasco, Ruta de Paz

Video: 'We are sowing the seeds of peace'

This video won first prize in the contest of short videos for learning to live together, organized by the Hanna Arendt Observatory.

a scene from the video

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The video is the product of a year's work in primary schools with very limited resources and problems of violence. Our work was undertaken in the year 2010 to mark the end of the UN International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World, which inspired us to make this video to deal with the problem of violence in the daily lives of children between 9 and 13 years old.

As you can appreciate in the video, the violence comes for the most part from older adolescents, as much in the educational institutions as by their neighbors, in addition to a great deal of violence from their own fathers.

Our work in the schools through the video provides skills of nonviolence to combat the aggressions that they suffer.

Another related initiative is the creation of a workshop for fathers where they learning to express themselves in a correct and loving way to their children. The workshop has received an extraordinary welcome.

(Click here for a Spanish version of this article)


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The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989, as an important addition to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This report was posted on March 6, 2012.