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Below is a selection of articles and reports about AVP. Further articles can be found on the AVP wiki website.

AVP wiki website
The AVP wiki has current information on AVP news, research and workshop dates. The articles are about AVP workshops in prison, community, youth, school, college, multi-faith and trauma healing settings. The research material covers General AVP Research, Prisons, Youth, and Africa. New material is added as it becomes available, and contributions are always welcome.

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AVP in Nigeria
"Alternative to violence: conflict prevention in Nigeria" by Iolanda Jaquemet
from The Magazine of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement : 2000
ICRC sponsored a program of AVP workshops in Nigeria to promote conflict prevention and resolving of conflicts peacefully.

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AVP in Rwanda (PDF format-464KB)
"I still believe there is good in all people: an evaluation of the Alternatives to Violence Project in Rwanda"
A publication by the African Great Lakes Initiative, Nov 2003
To settle many of the low-level cases arising from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the Rwandan government has chosen to use a truth and reconciliation process using the Gacaca system of traditional village arbitration courts. AVP workshops have been used in the training of Gacaca judges and administrators, as well as for community elders and the general Rwandan community. It also has a carry-on effect on the mundane conflicts that arise in the family and the community. This report evaluates the effectiveness of the program in Rwanda.

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