PeaceJam UK Youth Conference 2016 with
Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 2016 – The University of Winchester.
Click here for conference fliers and registration forms.
PeaceJam UK is part of an international youth movement led by Nobel Peace Prize winners.
The mission of the PeaceJam Foundation is to create young leaders committed to bringing about positive change through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.
PeaceJam is an international educational programme for young people aged 7-18. The participating Nobel Peace Laureates are directly involved in developing the PeaceJam curriculum and the programme itself. PeaceJam is the only organisation in the world that has so many Nobel Peace Laureates working together long-term for a common cause – developing leadership in young people.
PeaceJam inspires young people and gives them skills to:
• become a new generation of peacemakers
• transform themselves, their local communities, and the world.
• be active global citizens
• choose non-violent solutions to their problems
More than one million young people worldwide have participated in PeaceJam educational activities and community projects through the One Billion Acts of Peace (nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015).
Hundreds of Youth Conferences have been held worldwide, connecting young people with Nobel Peace Laureates.
Nearly two million new community services projects have been developed by PeaceJam participants.
PeaceJam has created thousands of new leadership and volunteer opportunities for young people.
Evaluations have shown that young people who participate in PeaceJam programmes show statistically significant gains in academic skills and knowledge, as well as increased school and community engagement.
Incidents of violence also decrease in schools and community-based organisations where PeaceJam programmes are implemented.
2015 Youth Conference at the University of Winchester with Laureate Jody Williams
Young people support human rights with Laureate Jody Williams