Is there progress towards a culture of peace in Mexico?

A few years ago, the great peace theoretician and historian Johan Galtung wrote that he was very impressed with progress towards a culture of peace in Mexico:

“At the national level an overarching program to prevent violence has been designed and enacted. Despite the fact that it misses some important topics –such as peace journalism, peace museums, peace business and nonviolent communication- it is a bold proposal, grounded in a legitimate peace philosophy –one in which peace is constructed through the satisfaction of basic human needs- and is well equipped in scope and with enough budget and personnel to achieve transcending results by construction of peace infrastructures (i.e. mediation centers, academic degrees in peace for civil servants, etc.) and the buildup of a mediation-dialogue-conciliation culture that had been floating in the air for some years but is now becoming a very concrete way of life not only in scholarly circles but also in civil society and government.”

Since that time more than a score of CPNN articles give evidence that his optimism was not misplaced. Despite the enormous level of violence in Mexico, there are signs of progress.

Readers are encouraged to add their comments below.

ARTICLES IN ENGLISH

May 6, 2021: Mexico: Quintana Roo celebrated a unique virtual hip hop festival in Maya language

December 31, 2020: Veracruz, Mexico : General Directorate for Culture of Peace and Human Rights

December 31, 2020: Culture of Peace against violence in Mexico

December 24, 2020: Mexico: The Academic of Education participates in the Conference for Peace of the Maguen David Hebrew School

December 22, 2020: San Luis Potosi, Mexico: Teachers of the Municipal Educational System Trained against Gender Violence

December 15, 2020: Mexico: 100 Actions for Peace; Wilfrido Laz

December 15, 2020: Mexico: IMA 5th Festival Culture of Peace

December 13, 2020: Mexico: SSPC meets with 217 Networks of Women Peacebuilders

December 11, 2020: UABJO launches Institutional Program for the Culture of Peace in Oaxaca, Mexico

December 5, 2020: Mexico: Virtual seminar on peace building in schools

December 4, 2020: La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico: Training of basic education teachers on the culture of peace

November 24, 2020: Toluca, Mexico, establishes more than 150 Peace Centers

November 8, 2020: Colima, Mexico: Virtual Forum “University Fostering a Culture of Peace”

October 21, 2020: Quintana Roo, Mexico: Judicial Power for Culture of Peace

October 17, 2020: Mexico: Courses and training to build a culture of peace

July 27, 2020: Guadalajara, Mexico: Online Diploma of Culture of Peace

May 10, 2020: Mexico: Universities of ANUIES to share best practices on culture of peace

February 26, 2020: Mexico: Culture of peace in higher education

January 28, 2020: The government of the state of Mexico holds an International Congress on Culture of Peace and Gender Perspective

January 10, 2020: Querétaro, Mexico: Mediation has benefited almost 8 thousand people in the capital

January 10, 2020: Peace advances in Michoacán, Mexico: Fermín Bernabé

December 28, 2019: Xalapa, Mexico: International Film Festival for a Culture of Peace

July 19, 2017: Seminar: Diagnoses and Proposals for Mexico

October 20, 2016: Mexico: Peace banners in the schools of Cobaem

October 5, 2016: First Meeting for Violence Prevention in Uruapan

September 4, 2016: Meeting on violence and peace in Mexico

July 21, 2016: Mexico: Presentation of the project “Oaxaca Intercultural”

July 21, 2016: Mexico: The government promotes mediation as an alternative for the resolution of conflicts

July 16, 2016: Michoacán, Mexico: Law Approved for Culture of Peace and Prevention of Violence

March 30, 2016: Mexico City: A system of mediation to be applied in all 16 delegations

February 15, 2015: Mexico: Alternative Justice Act should be approved before August

January 4, 2015: Queretaro, Mexico: Congress on Building Communities in Peace

November 15, 2014: Colombia and Mexico: Diploma on Culture of Peace and Forgiveness

October 14, 2014: Mexico: “The Crusade for a culture of peace” comes to Morelos

September 28, 2014: CEDH [State Human Rights Commission] and the Government have signed the Manifesto for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence

June 11, 2014: Chiapas Joins Forces with the Asociación Menchú Tum to Support the Indigenous Peoples

May 11, 2014: Mexico: Urgent to incorporate culture of peace in formal education

July 7, 2013: State DIF promotes culture of peace in schools (Mexico)

June 23, 2013: Aguascalientes, Mexico: City Council to Support Sustainable Development According to Agenda 21

December 27, 2012: Mexico urged to promote a culture of peace

December 7, 2012: International Seminar for a Culture of Peace: How to Stop Violence against Women [Mexico]

February 24, 2016: Book review: Hilary Klein’s Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories

October 5, 2011: Mexico: Education on the rights of the children: a strategy for peace

January 1, 2014: And Yet, It Moves! – The Case of Education for Peace in Mexico

ARTICLES IN SPANISH

May 6, 2021: México : Quintana Roo anuncia festival virtual de hip hop en maya
 

December 31, 2020: Veracruz, México: Dirección General de Cultura de Paz y Derechos Humanos

December 31, 2020: Cultura de paz contra la violencia en México

December 24, 2020: México : Académica de Educación participa en las Jornadas por la Paz del Colegio Hebreo Maguen David

December 22, 2020: San Luis Potosi, México : Capacitan a Docentes del Sistema Educativo Municipal contra Violencia de Género

December 15, 2020: México : 100 Acciones por la Paz; Wilfrido Láz

December 15, 2020: México : Celebra IMA “5 Festival Cultura de Paz”

December 13, 2020: México: Encabeza SSPC reunión con 217 Redes de Mujeres Constructoras de Paz

December 11, 2020: Inicia UABJO el Programa Institucional de Cultura de Paz en Oaxaca, México

December 5, 2020: México : Seminario virtual de paz en el ámbito escolar

December 4, 2020: La Paz, Baja California Sur, México : Capacitan a docentes de educación básica sobre cultura de paz

November 24, 2020: México : Constituye Toluca más de 150 Centros de Paz

November 8, 2020: Colima, Mexico : Inicia Foro virtual “Universitarios Fomentando una Cultura de Paz”

October 21, 2020: Quintana Roo, México : Poder Judicial, por Cultura de la Paz

October 17, 2020: México : Ofrecen cursos y capacitación para construir una cultura de paz

July 27, 2020: Guadalajara: Tapatío diplomado para fomentar la cultura de paz

May 10, 2020: México: Compartirán sus mejores prácticas sobre cultura de paz, universidades del país

February 26, 2020: México: Cultura de paz desde la educacion superior

January 28, 2020: El gobierno del estado de México realiza Congreso Internacional en Cultura de Paz y Perspectiva de Género

January 10, 2020: Querétaro, México: Mediación beneficia a casi 8 mil personas en la capital

January 10, 2020: Avanza fortalecimiento de la paz en Michoacán: Fermín Bernabé

December 28, 2019: Xalapa, México: Presentan Festival Internacional De Cine Para Una Cultura De Paz

July 19, 2017: Seminario sobre Violencia y Paz: Diagnóstios y Propuestas

October 20, 2016 Inician actividades del abanderamiento de paz en el Cobaem

October 5, 2016: Primer Encuentro de Prevención de la Violencia en Uruapan

September 4, 2016: Encuentro sobre violencia y paz en México

July 21, 2016: México: Presentan proyecto “Oaxaca Intercultural”

July 21, 2016: México: Promueve la SEGOB la mediación como alternativa para solución de conflictos

July 16, 2016: Michoacán, México: Aprueban Ley para la Cultura de Paz y Prevención de la Violencia

March 30, 2016: La Ciudad de México: Aplicarán sistema de mediación en las 16 delegaciones

February 15, 2015: México: Ley de Justicia Alternativa debe estar aprobada antes de agosto

January 4, 2015: Querétaro, Mexico: Congreso Construyendo Comunidades en Paz

November 15, 2014: La cultura de la paz y el perdón en un diplomado de Colombia para México

October 14, 2014: México: Llega a Morelos la “Cruzada Nacional por una cultura de la paz”

September 28, 2014: Firman CEDH [Comisión Estatal de Derechos Humanos] y Gobierno del estado Manifiesto por una Cultura de Paz y no Violencia [Michoacan, Mexico]

June 11, 2014: Chiapas y Asociación Menchú Tum conjuntan esfuerzos a favor de los pueblos indígenas

May 11, 2014: México: Urgente incorporar la cultura de paz a la educación formal

July 7, 2013: DIF estatal fomenta cultura de paz en escuelas (México)

June 23, 2013: Aguascalientes [México]: Conforma el Ayuntamiento Agenda 21 para el Desarrollo Sustentable

December 27, 2012: Urgen promover cultura de la paz en Mexico

December 7, 2012: Inició el Seminario Internacional por una Cultura de Paz: Cómo Suprimir la Violencia Contra las Mujeres

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