The Everyday Peace Initiative
The goal of The Everyday Peace Initiative is to inspire people to be ‘everyday peacebuilders’ by taking action and build peace in their own life and community. We believe that people’s action is powerful and it leads to big changes, even though they may seem small. We envision a worldwide community of everyday peacebuilders sharing their experiences to support one other. The Everyday Peace Initiative brings together peace research and people’s peace knowledge to maximize the impact of everyday peace action at grassroots level.
The idea for the Everyday Peace Initiative sparked from a research project that revealed how powerful the action of ordinary people can be in times of war. People’s role as agents of peace has long be underestimated. They are too often seen as passive victims, compelled by the force of political actors and armed groups. Yet, there is much that ordinary people all around the world do everyday to resist violence in its many different forms – the direct and visible ones, as well as the more silent and invisible violence.
Projects & activities
Dr Monica Carrer is the co-founder of the Everyday Peace Initiative and creator of the Everyday Peace Community platform. She holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies. Her work focuses on people's action for peace, change and resistance, and micro-level dynamics of violence. She also specialises on digital technologies for social change.
Sylvia holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies. She researches and curates digital platforms to promote decolonisation and demilitarisation in the Pacific.