The Non-Violence Project, a global initiative that works to counter the use of violence as a method of conflict resolution, will soon be opening its first office for the MENA region in Dubai.Supported by Lionel Messi, Yoko Ono and Sir Paul McCartney, to name but a few, the Non-Violence Project’s mission is to inspire, motivate, and engage young people on how to solve conflicts peacefully.
On the 22nd of September, The Capital Club, Dubai’s premier private business club and member of the ENSHAA group of companies, will be hosting the Non-Violence Project’s first official foray into Dubai. The evening entitled ‘Tomorrow' s Leaders: Warriors or Peace Negotiators?’ is an opportunity to learn more about the Non-Violence Project’s history, its many successes, and how to become involved inits extensive range of programmes.
Emma Cullen, Capital Club General Manager, commented, that The Capital Club was acutely aware of the strategic social responsibility it bears as the central hub for Dubai’s business community,which is whyit is continually looking for ways in which to leverage itsconsiderable capabilities to the benefit of the emirate of Dubai and UAE at large. Through supporting initiatives such as the Non-Violence Project as well as the Club’s ongoing CSR activities, The Capital Club aims to continue to make a positive impact on the social fabric of its community.
In the 20 years since its establishment the Non-Violence Project has empowered over five million students, teachers, and sports coaches in 20 countries to embrace non-violent solutions to the challenges of the modern world.Their educational programmes give youth the tools needed to develop trust, compassion and sound judgement - helping them to focus their energy into creating fantastic non-violent solutions.
Emma Cullen further commented, “The global prevalence of violence, particularly amongst the youth, is one of the biggest challenges that the world faces today, which is why empowering the younger generation to find non-violent solutions to the countless conflict ridden situation they face is so vitally important. For this reason we are both extremely pleased and excited to be able to welcome the Non-Violence Project to Dubai. Their programmes are making a tangible difference in the way young people interact with each other and the world at large and we look forward to seeing their positive influence on the people of the UAE and the region.”