Intimate violence is a major global problem. We all know of the suffering that results from domestic violence, rape, child abuse, female infanticide, and other brutal practices. What is less known is the link between violence in the home and violence in the world. The greatest opportunity to reduce violence in the world is being missed- SAIV is working to change this by engaging global peace, justice, and faith leaders.
Broken. Silence. Broken. Silence. These words mean a great deal to survivors of ...
The voice of women has a special role and a special soul force in the struggle for a nonviolent world.
“Women aged 15 through 44 [worldwide] are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than from cancer, malaria, traffic accidents, and war combined.”
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
“Because we all share this small planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. That is not just a dream, but a necessity.”
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
“Beware the religion that turns you against another one. It’s unlikely that it’s really religion at all.”
“The link between intimate violence in the home and the international violence of terrorism and war is as tightly bound together as the fingers of a clenched fist.”
“Love for children is the enormous untapped power that can wake us up to the profound changes we need to make if we’re to have a future worth living.”
“The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.”