How do you define peace? Is it living in harmony with
others? Is it having a well-functioning government and
the free flow of information? Or is it the absence of violence
There is no one right way to define peace. But there are
many ways to work toward achieving it.
Rotary is partnering with the Institute for Economics
and Peace (IEP) to enable Rotary members, peace
fellows, and community members to design and execute
stronger peace projects and promote peace more broadly.
Through this partnership, Rotary and the IEP have created
webinars, interactive tools, and workshops that teach new
peacebuilding methods and training in the Positive Peace
The IEP is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to
analyzing peace and quantifying its economic value.
Learn more about Rotary’s partnership with the IEP and
how together we’re creating opportunities for peace
3 WAYS YOU CAN
2START A CONVERSATION ABOUT POSITIVE PEACE Organize a diverse gathering of community leaders and
peacebuilders to discuss the practical ways you can foster
peace in your community. Use our presentation guides to
facilitate the discussion.
TAKE THE ROTARY PEACE
Learn how to build and sustain peace
in your community through this free,
self-paced online course which you can
complete in under two hours. Discover
how peace is measured, what Positive
Peace is, and how to work for peace and
conflict resolution through Rotary using
Positive Peace concepts.
HOST A POSITIVE PEACE WORKSHOP —
You can equip young leaders with the knowledge
they need to build and sustain peace in their
communities: hold large-scale Positive Peace
workshops. Hosted by Rotary clubs and districts
using Rotary Foundation global grant funds,
these workshops connect participants with real
opportunities to take action. A curriculum will be
available in 2019.
Participants work together during a mapping exercise to
understand how the eight pillars of Positive Peace are
interconnected during a workshop in Mexico in 2017.
Carlos Juarez, a Rotary Peace Fellow and Mexico
program manager for the Institute for Economics
and Peace, leads a session during the A Stronger
Mexico: Pillars of Positive Peace workshop in 2017.
Rotaractors from 70 clubs in Uganda receive training
in preventing and mediating conflict during a 2016
Bringing Positive Peace to Uganda workshop.