Nonviolence International - New York (NVI) seeks to reduce the use of violence by identifying its root causes, developing policy recommendations to combat the misuse of weapons and human right violations, promoting the rule of law and advocating for the inclusiveness of all stakeholders in effecting change
Nonviolence has proven to be one of the most effective tools to deal with violence, oppression, and discrimination. Nonviolence is based on the conviction that the use of violence (even in the face of violence) is counterproductive to achieve an outcome. Rather, nonviolence is understood as an essential means to achieve political and social change through the empowerment of individuals and civil society, cooperating with each other to ensure peace, justice, and prosperity for all. A nonviolent approach towards social change involves using open and transparent communication, community building and governance to maximize the cooperation between all sectors of society resulting in inclusive and effective solutions.
Nonviolence International New York is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the USA, formed in 1989, and is registered as a non-profit organization in good standing with the IRS since 1991, and in New York State since 2014. Nonviolence International is an innovative, international, educational, advocacy, and communications organization. It conducts and produces important research on a growing number of issues, including peace, disarmament, and American politics, and operates an extensive internship program within the United Nations. With a focus of building programs that connect youth leaders to civil society and empower them to advocate for a better world to help accomplish its tripartite mission.
(1) To collaborate with our civil society partners toward the success of our mutual goals.
(2) To use our programs to empower youth to strengthen Civil Society in order to support, empower, and amplify unspoken causes and forgotten voices, through nonviolent solutions in the international community.
(3) To give our interns and volunteers the highest quality educational experience possible concerning the United Nations processes, mission, and the bridge between the United Nations and Civil Society.