Peace Over Violence understands violence in relationships, families and communities is a root cause for violence in society. To address the problem at its core is to change how this problem manifests and magnifies itself in society at large. Changing an individual point of view toward sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence will — one on one, one by one — cause social change, a transformation of society, a world without violence.
The vision of Peace Over Violence is a world without violence. Where no child is abused, no wife battered, no friend raped. A world without terror, without threats, without wounds from intentional actions. Where the strong provide for the vulnerable, where the vulnerable become empowered, where every kind of family is safe and secure, and girls and boys and women and men have a fair and equal chance at the pursuit of happiness in a tolerant and talented society.
The agency’s approach toward realizing this vision is to run crisis intervention, violence prevention and education programs tailored toward women, youth and children, and by natural extension, men. They listen, counsel, support, guide and work to heal survivors of violence. They teach teens about healthy relationships, train girls in self-defense, advise politicians on public policy. They organize, they advocate.
At Peace Over Violence, not only do they believe, they know that violence is preventable. They stand at the center of a social movement that is advancing individuals, groups and society to stand over violence.
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