OneVoice Movement

OneVoice Europe Outreach and Education Programme

A programme for schools and communities that offers training and teaching on conflict resolution with relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The aim is to reduce tensions, build bridges between communities and turn the focus onto non-violent ways of ending conflict.

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It ran from 8:39 AM, 29 August 2014 to 9:23 PM, 6 September 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1114114)

Amount raised

£5,220

Donations

38

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

  • “I.. feel empowered by the movement of capacity for gradual change, and how I can get involved in positive activity while at university. Thank you”

    — University Student

  • “The talks and discussion afterwards were both very interesting. Especially listening to others questions about the conflict and points of view.”

    — A. Sultana, member of Birmingham Muslim Community

  • "It was an incredible opportunity for students to meet with people who have been living through this conflict... Thank you!”

    — London School Teacher

  • “The talks and discussion afterwards were both very interesting. Especially listening to others questions about the conflict and points of view.”

    — A. Sultana, member of Birmingham Muslim Community

  • “I.. feel empowered by the movement of capacity for gradual change, and how I can get involved in positive activity while at university. Thank you”

    — University Student

  • "It was an incredible opportunity for students to meet with people who have been living through this conflict... Thank you!”

    — London School Teacher

Situation

There is currently a widening gap between Jewish, Muslim, pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli communities in the UK. The grievances held by these communities concerning what is happening in Israel and Palestine, often result in conflict and exclusion for them in the UK, and the divisions become even deeper whenever there is an internationally reported incident in the region. Yet very little is currently being done to address this specific issue.

Solution

The conflict resolution and leadership workshops, discussion groups, and meetings with Israelis and Palestinians teach participants to express their views in a way that enables them to reach through the prejudices of other parties. They are also equipped to take the lead in mediation and education within their own communities. This will lead to greater tolerance between groups, and consensus around a constructive response to the conflict.