Mexico: Universidad Veracruzana launches Plan for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence


An article from Universidad Veracruzana (translation by CPNN)

In an effort to promote peace and eradicate violence in the university environment and in society in general, the Universidad Veracruzana (UV) General University Council unanimously approved its Culture of Peace and Nonviolence Plan, in a session held last June 2nd.

This initiative promotes the construction of a harmonious and respectful coexistence among all members of the university community, as well as promoting a culture of peace in the state of Veracruz and can be consulted at the institutional site.

The program, developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts in education, psychology, sociology and human rights, aims to sensitize the student, academic and administrative community about the importance of promoting peace as a fundamental value for the integral development of people. and society.

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The Culture of Peace and Nonviolence Plan is articulated with the institutional policies that establish promoting a culture of peace and nonviolence with a focus on human rights, gender equality and equity, as well as recognition of interculturality and the diversity of diversities. It proposes actions based on university regulations that promote good practices among the university community, laying the foundations on the principles established in the UV Code of Ethics.

By mainstreaming human rights and the peaceful resolution of conflicts, the plan aspires to guarantee university spaces free of all types of violence, through awareness, dialogue, the promotion of equality, inclusion, equity and interculturality.

Similarly, it seeks to implement affirmative actions and specific support that guarantee equity in access to the institution for vulnerable groups; Likewise, promote collaboration networks at the institutional level that promote synergies for the dissemination of knowledge and the construction of a culture of peace.

To achieve these ends, communication and dialogue will be promoted as tools for the construction and transformation towards a culture of peace that extends at all levels, both in academic entities and in university units.

The implementation of this program adds to the efforts that the UV has been making in terms of social responsibility and comprehensive training of its students, with the purpose of training professionals committed to social welfare and the construction of a more just and peaceful society. Through this initiative, the institution reaffirms its role as a benchmark in the promotion of fundamental values for human development and the progress of Veracruz society.