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Peacebuilding Action Week


The world needs a louder, more organized peacebuilding movement — and this September, we are mobilizing to build it.

From September 14 - 21, we invite peacebuilders around the world to join us in the first-ever Global Peacebuilding Action Week, showing the world the power and unity of the global peacebuilding community.

There is no right or wrong action. Actions should be locally led, focused on showing the world what peacebuilding is.

Just use #ThisIsPeacebuilding to share your events and connect with the global movement.

Ideas for actions include:

  • Peace Talks: Join or lead your own peace talks discussion forum. So far, a seminal, TEDx-style PeaceTalks forum is being organized by Interpeace in Geneva.

  • Peacebuilding Radio: Do you run a radio program? Dedicate Peacebuilding Action Week to highlighting peacebuilders in your local community, addressing important conflict drivers.

  • Social Cohesion Sports Matches: Sponsor a football match to bring communities together.

  • Peacebuilding "Pop Up:" Host a “pop-up” style booth or event throughout the week to share resources on conflict resolution and peacebuilding.  

  • Living Libraries of Peacebuilding: Partner with a public library to host a living dictionary of peacebuilding exhibits.

  • Peacebuilding Supper Club: Partner with a local restaurant to see if they will host an in-kind, peace-focused dinner discussion in your community.

  • Peacebuilding Bloc Party: Host a “bloc party” style community events to celebrate peacework in community and raise awareness and support for peacebuilding.

  • Community Meetings: Lead local community meetings.

  • Peacebuilding  Trainings: Train your friends, family, or community members on peacebuilding and conflict resolution techniques.

  • Advocacy Days: Facilitate an advocacy day on peacebuilding.

  • Host a Peacebuilding Film Series: Host screenings of peacebuilding films. Contact us to get film suggestions and support

Our movement gains momentum when peacebuilders come together in unity. Peacebuilding Action Week is an opportunity for us to show the world just how united we are, driving needed momentum towards the International Day of Peace, September 21.