This year just started. It will be an intense year for sure. We will introduce a calender page in order for you to keep track on the action.
On the symbolic day, December 8th 2010, and 30 years after the tragic death shooting of John Lennon, we launched the world's largest call for peace and non-violence ever manifested – the Imagine One Billion Faces For Peace campaign. Iobffp is an educational outreach manifestation to honor the legacy of John, elevating his vision of peace and non-violence into the twenty first century. Iobffp was awarded The Facebook Non-Profit Award at SIME 2010 in competition with some other 36 global non-profit NGO's.
We brought a replica of the knotted gun to Portsmouth, England and did our first pilot of what became the Futbol for Peace- program, which we later implemented during the World Cup in South Africa in summer 2010.
The idea of a fibre glass replica of the knotted gun was introduced to get our symbol closer to our core target. The replica was made in a slightly smaller size than the original bronze statue.
The sports focus showed to be sucessful and was well received by sport coaches and volunteers. In 2007 we introduced the Knot Violence Campaign aiming to reach out to young football players around the world with the support of celebrity football players.
Launched new educational programs for schools and the sports community.
Established our NVP Office in South Africa
Established our NVP Office in Germany
Placed the Non-Violence sculpture in Stockholm, Sweden, unveiled by HRH Princess Victoria of Sweden.
Established our NVP Office in Brazil
Received the Presidential Daily Light Award
Received the Rotary International Achievement
Established the NVP New York Office
Unveiled the Non-Violence sculpture at Florida International University on the Martin Luther King Day.
The NVP concept was piloted in Sweden with great success. We invited the business community to partner in our endeavour and toured roughly 100 cities, spreading our message. 24 months later we had reached 100.00 students and initiated close to 300 local projects. Once we had created proof of concept, we started to look at the United States. We wanted to place our message at the heart of the youth culture.
Established the NVP USA office in Miami, Florida and the NVP UK office in London.
What if we created a content driven concept, targeting the next generation inspiring them to increase their knowledge about how to solve conflicts in a more peaceful way? Knowledge is power and most young people attend school. So, why not attract the school infrastructure to include violence prevention and life skills into the basic schedule?
Based on those ideas the Non-Violence Project emerged with its long term vision to reach out to as many schools, teachers and students as possible. The mission was clear; to inspire, motivate and engage young people how to live a more peaceful life.
Established the NVP Stockholm Office in Sweden
The bronze sculpture Non-Violence was unveiled as an official symbol for peace and non-violence at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
Our signature logo, the well known Non-Violence symbol- the gun with the knotted barrel – was created by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd as a memorial tribute to John Lennon and his vision about a world less violent.