Mental Health, Peace and Resilience, Social Development and 5 MoreSEE ALL
Mental Health, Peace and Resilience, Social Development, Conflict Response, Gender, Youth, Social and Behavior Change and Democracy, Human Rights, and GovernanceSEE LESS
Violence is one of our biggest threats: it impacts our well-being, our behavior towards each other, our ability to learn and develop, and our economy. Taken to the extreme the resulting traumas from violence increases instability, poverty, and extremism. It engulfs communities already weakened, exacerbates vulnerabilities, fosters power struggles, undermines socio-economic growth and can lead to violence. Trauma is not a mental illness, but if left unaddressed it will become one.
Our innovation is contextually and culturally designed social healing programmes promoting the process of community healing and social reconciliation within diverse landscapes. Integral to trauma-informed peacebuilding are community-wide small group dialogues organized by local leaders and led by trained Community Facilitators. The trauma-informed movement is developing community-based structures which strengthen individual and community resilience to the impact of violence, abuse, and neglect.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||5,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Nigeria, Uganda|
|New Feature||Cultural adapted of healing-centered peacebuilding curriculums for Nigeria, DRC, Uganda|
The Green String Network (GSN) is a not-for-profit organization bringing together professionals in the field of peacebuilding, trauma-informed healing practices, and research and learning. Our initiatives are driven by local partners who own the healing agenda in their home communities. Over the past years, we have seen applications of trauma-informed practices positively impact communities in some of the most fragile areas of this world. We are women-led and are mentoring young professionals.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN