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  • Learn Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping Strategies:
    Learn Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping Strategies:

    Protective accompaniment, creation of safe spaces, monitoring & reporting and relationship building.

  • Learn Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping Strategies:
    Learn Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping Strategies:

    Protective accompaniment, creation of safe spaces, monitoring & reporting and relationship building.

  • Learn Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping Strategies:
    Learn Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping Strategies:

    Protective accompaniment, creation of safe spaces, monitoring & reporting and relationship building.

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Castlegar

What Students Say

Jan Schulz-Weiling, 2017 UCP alumnus
"I strongly believe we need a new approach to conflict and I belive in non-violence. Ths course has deepened my understanding and helped know of ways to do this." Jan Schulz-Weiling works with refugees providing humanitarian aid. From Freiburg, Germany, he found the course intensive and rich in learning.
Jan Schulz-Weiling, 2017 UCP alumnus
Ashlyn Schwaiger
An instructor's comment: "I first learned about Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping working with Nonviolence Peaceforce in South Sudan. Having studied conflict and seen the impact of post-conflict zones years after civil war ended, I found it extremely eyeopening to not only learn the theory behind UCP methods, but using those methods on the ground and seeing it work on the ground during violent conflict proved to me that it works. For me, its value lies within the flexibility of the methods, and the ability to adapt those methods when the situation changes."
- Ashlyn Schwaiger 2015, Team Leader working with Nonviolence Peaceforce in South Sudan
Parfaite Ntahuba, 2017 UCP alumna
"I am living in a country that has violence, especially when it comes to elections. I belive this course will give me the skills I need to help my community. I appeciate the practical training that will help me confidently build relationships with authorities."
Parfaite Ntahuba, 2017 UCP alumna
suki sawatzky
"I believe learning about Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping is invaluable. You cannot put a price or time limit on beginning to understand the skills which we need to promote a peaceful world to reside in. We all grew up being taught that the world is a cruel place, and this attitude perpetuates the problem. There's only room for solutions, and by learning about UCP we can focus on the skills which all humans need in order to progress as a species."
-Suki Sawatzky 2015, Peace Studies Student
Teeka Ferguson, 2017 UCP alumna
"I was looking for something that would help me in nursing. This knowledge comes in handy because there are a lot of intense situations that can happen in a hospital environment. Being able to be a calming force there is helpful."
Teeka Ferguson, 2017 UCP alumna
Sabrina Jeff, 2017 UCP alumna
"The biggest things I will take away from this are team building and empowerment skills. I can help people build on the strengths they have. Taking this back to my community to build relationships will be helpful." Sabrina Jeff is from Williams Lake. Because of the severe gang violence issue in her community she attended the Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping Program.
Sabrina Jeff, 2017 UCP alumna