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, including the institutions themselves. So far, chronic and high-intensity violence outside the context of war has been addressed mainly from police and repressive security logic. 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 exchanging experiences between social, academic, and institutional actors.