Mailing Address PO Box 721
Phone 08 9371 5407 A/H 08 2224 2408
Fax E-mail email@example.com
Hours of Business N/A No. of People in Organisation:
Position of Contact Person: Secretary
Umbrella Body : Alternatives to Violence Project
Other Branches : International organisation with branches in all Australian states and many other countries.
Area of Concern:-
The practical objective of AVP is to present experiential workshops both in prisons and the general community. These workshops have been developed to provide people with an opportunity to work towards peace and dignity in a violent world. AVP workshops provide a unique blend of experiences that enable people to build more constructive lives and relationships and through this a healthier community.
Type of Activities.
Workshops are usually held over three days and are led by a team of facilitators in a group of about twenty. They operate at three levels. The basic workshop provides an introduction to experiencing the ways of non-violence. The advanced workshop provides a framework in which the group can select more specific areas for exploration, such as hatred, forgiveness, fear, and so on. The training for facilitators workshop is offered to participants who have completed the basic and advanced workshops.
Workshops are built upon the belief that people have the capacity to transform hostility and destructiveness into cooperation and community. This concept of "transforming power" is open to personal interpretations but however it is conceptualised it forms the bedrock of AVP.