Women for Development

Type of Organization: Non-governmental - Non-Profit

Home Country: Armenia


Women for Development work on a number of intitiatives related to peace education and conflict management. One of the main projects is described below.

Formation of Peace Culture in Schools of Armenia
(Peace and Conflict Resolution Education in Schools of Armenia)

“Peace Education and Conflict Resolution in Schools of Gyumri, Armenia” project is being implemented by Women for Development NGO in the frame of the UN Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010) and Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).

The project is supported by Church Development Service Germany /EED/ and Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation /ICCO/, the Netherlands.

The main goal of the project is the formation of peace culture and conflict resolution ideas among teachers and schoolchildren, aiming to involve peace education in school curriculum later.
The project was implemented with the following 2 steps:
1. 1 year pilot project – development of the training course and conducting it in the “Peace Center”, established in the pilot school (2002-2003).
2. Research and analysis of the pilot school experience, and spreading it in the “Peace Centers”, established in 4 other Gyumri schools (2003-2004).

Contact Information

Name: Women for Development
Type: Non-governmental - Non-Profit

Shahinyan str.6a, apt.16
Gyumri, Armenia, 3118

Contact person: Goharik Markosyan
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