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On April 19, 1967, KATHRINE SWITZER, forged the destiny of women runners in the United States and the rest of the world being the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.
On April 19, 1967, KATHRINE SWITZER, forged the destiny of women runners in the United States and the rest of the world being the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.

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Equality is Peace - International Women's Day

This March 8th, we want to pay tribute to all those women who have believed in equality, who have seen in the future the possibility of improving the world for them and those who come.

Violence will never stop us, let's continue fighting together for them.

Gender inequality today is a social and cultural phenomenon that impacts many countries more frequently.

In certain areas, in certain countries and cultures, gender inequality is more prominent than in others and, in general, potentially affects women in many ways.

Non-Violence is against gender inequality and we want to promote nonviolence, using peace, through one of the most important historical examples and events of our times.

On April 19, 1967, KATHRINE SWITZER, forged the destiny of women runners in the United States and the rest of the world being the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. 

"There are as many women as men running the same competition. I started the Boston Marathon as a girl, and crossed the finish line as a grown up woman." KATHRINE SWITZER.

Together we can improve equality and create peace. 

The Movie Equality is Peace 

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Press Contact: Maria Norberg, Head of Communication NVPF

maria.norberg@nonviolence.com

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The Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to inspire, motivate and engage young people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully. NVPF was founded in 1993 in Switzerland and has educated more than 8 million young people, teachers, and sports coaches on five continents. www.nonviolence.com 

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We inspire, motivate and engage young people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully through education.

The Non-Violence Project Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a mission to inspire, motivate and engage young people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully. We have educated more than 8 million young people on five continents since the organisation was founded 1993 in Switzerland.

Our educational programs work towards prevention through subjects like respect for one another, self-esteem, tolerance, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, bullying, etc. It is designed for young people, ages 10-19, and combines academics with athletics in our programs Schools for Peace (10 lessons in 3 levels) and Sports for Peace (10 lessons in 3 levels) and the new Anti-bullying program.

Our education programs and outreach initiatives have won several awards for best practise. President Obama awarded NVP the ”President’s Call to Service Award” in 2011. Other awards include the Presidential Daily Light Award, received by President Bill Clinton, the Paul Harris Fellow Award given by Rotary International, the American National Safety Council Award for best practise and the Weed & Seed Award given by US Justice Department in 2009.

For more information about us and our educational programs, please visit
www.nonviolence.com and for contact please email info@nonviolence.com .

The Non-Violence Project Foundation
Maison Internationale de l’Environnement 2, Chemin de Balexert 9
1219 Geneva
Switzerland