Violences in non-war settings

The dynamics of violence are constantly changing.  For several years now, the number of violent deaths in situations “outside the context of war” has exceeded the number of deaths in armed conflicts. Latin America tops the global homicide ranking, the most visible expression of a wide range of violence with a complex network of actors, which often includes the institutions themselves. So far, chronic and high-intensity violence outside the context of war has been addressed mainly from a logic of police and repressive security.  These approaches do not help solve the problem and, in fact, tend to make it worse.

At ICIP we understand the need to address violence outside the context of war from a peacebuilding perspective. This requires developing new concepts, adapting methodological tools and encouraging the exchange of experiences between social, academic and institutional actors.

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