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CISV Education

CISV Education

What Is Peace Education ?

Peace education provides us with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to become agents of change, locally and globally. Through peace education, CISV seeks to educate and inspire our participants to become “active global citizens” working towards a more just and peaceful world.

Peace education looks at local and global issues that are relevant to us all, recognising that peace can mean much more than the absence of war. In fact, peace education encourages us to look at a wide range of issues and helps us gain a better understanding of:

  • our own identity within the local and global community 
  • basic human rights as well as forms of exploitation and injustice
  • conflicts and how they can be caused, prevented and resolved
  • sustainable solutions for environmental and development issues


CISV Peace Education Content

In CISV we have four peace education content areas that are explored in our programmes. Our peace education is delivered in a way that is both age-appropriate and experiential.

The content areas are:

  • Diversity – Explores the identity of the individual and asks us to consider ourselves within our own and the wider community.
  • Human Rights – Considers how human rights affect every aspect of our lives and how violations can lie at the root of problems such as poverty, violence and lawlessness.
  • Conflict and Resolution – Helps us to understand how conflicts can arise deliberately or otherwise and what can be done to help bring a peaceful resolution.
  • Sustainable Development – Looks for integrated ways to promote economic and social well-being, while protecting the environment through the responsible use of natural resources.



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