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John Neto Valente (Re Capital), Anouk Tenten (NVPF), Newman Leech (Re Capital) and former soccer player Luis Figo.
John Neto Valente (Re Capital), Anouk Tenten (NVPF), Newman Leech (Re Capital) and former soccer player Luis Figo.

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The Non-Violence Project Foundation Announces Multiyear Partnership with RE Capital

The Non-Violence Project Foundation is delighted to announce a multiyear partnership with RE Capital, a pan-European, investment, development and asset management company.

The partnership will be centred on engagement and education for entire communities, and was heralded by the unveiling of a Knotted Gun statue, on the event of the celebration of the Armistice Day, which settles the symbolic end of the First World War. This international symbol of peace, and logo of the Non-Violence Project Foundation, was unveiled at RE Capital’s development, LX Living, in Lisbon on 11 November, where members of the public will be able to visit it from January next year. The ceremony took place in collaboration with football icon, Luis Figo.

Building on from a spray art community workshop on 11 November, which was led by Lisbon-based street artist, Pitanga, future activities will involve educational workshops to include local artists, schools, and educational institutions where RE Capital has a presence, with the aim of promoting social change. These will include additional workshops with Pitanga, spoken word and poetry evenings, and a series of screen-printing workshops that will take place on weekends with a community group from Amadora. The vision is to create programmes around specific audiences, for example: youth groups, women, and older people, tackling key issues such as: mental ill health, youth disenfranchisment, and women’s empowerment.

To support this partnership, a new studio has been established in Marvila, Lisbon, in collaboration with production company, Studio Eight. The studio provides 352 square metres of warehouse space, with the vision of providing a customisable resource for community workshops.

The partnership has ambitious plans to extend their efforts to London and Geneva, two other cities in which RE Capital has a significant presence, over the years to come, with the vision of building impactful programmes that strive for meaningful community engagement and upliftment.

Anouk Tenten, CEO at The Non-Violence Project Foundation, said: “Our aim is to assist any organisation, school, university or community with their efforts and actions against violent behaviours. Our solutions and work can be recognised by a very powerful symbol, our unique brand, the Knotted Gun. With the help of partners we gain larger recognition, understanding of our work and are able to join forces in promoting social change. Hence we are extremely thankful for the partnership with RE Capital, as it will help us achieve our mission of spreading awareness and education to prevent and reduce violence for people and their living environments. RE Capital's desire to enhance a positive impact on the living conditions in the cities and communities where they are present, is totally aligned with our work. Together, we are ready to drive positive change over the years to come.”

Newman Leech, CEO at RE Capital, said: “We are continually rethinking the social aspect of our operations and are committed to engaging with local communities in a meaningful way. We will be aligning with locally relevant NGOs and enterprises to build value-adding community development programmes and initiatives. The Non-Violence Project Foundation has a wonderful vision of striving for peace through education, and we look forward to rethinking and reimagining community together.”

John Neto Valente, Investment Director at RE Capital, said: “We recognise that the communities in which we develop property are impacted by our projects. While our projects provide brilliant places to live, work or shop, we believe we have a responsibility to enhance and uplift the local community around them. Launching in Portugal shows our commitment to a market that is ripe with opportunity – opportunity to create initiatives that serve the communities in the areas our developments are based.”

Special guest ex-football player Luís Figo also celebrated the partnership: “Art, like Sports, is synonymous with passion, a phenomenon of universal language. Putting this strength and capacity for mass mobilisation at the service of social and humanitarian causes is something I did all my life. In the troubled world we live in, it is increasingly important to call people back to what is most important and to a sense of belonging and humanity that has been lost in recent times. I had to support this partnership between RE Capital and the Non-Violence Project Foundation – it is the affirmation that we all have a role to play in building a less violent and more human world.”


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The Non-Violence Project Foundation is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Geneva and created in 1993 with the mission to inspire, motivate and engage people to prevent and reduce violence. The Foundation is focused on educational programs and awareness campaigns to promote social change. Over 9 million people on 6 continents have attended NVP educational programs since 1993. For more information, please visit


RE Capital is a privately owned, Pan-European property investment, asset and development management business, employing highly skilled teams in London, Lisbon and Geneva. The firm aligns its interests throughout every step of the investment life cycle with co-investment at the core of its approach, meaning it is deeply committed to the success of its investors. Since inception, RE Capital has successfully transacted with its clients on 30 projects across the UK, Switzerland, Portugal and Germany, representing a market value of circa €1billion. For more information about RE Capital, please visit



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 9 million young people, teachers, and sports coaches on six continents.

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

The Non-Violence Project Foundation empowers people with creative tools and skills to cultivate awareness and understanding of non-violence, enabling them to overcome violence, leading to a virtuous cycle of positive impact. We believe that knowledge is power, and that creativity can help unlock the full potential of this power through skill-based learning and learning tools that are more engaging, impactful, and relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow.

We have educated more than 9 million people on five continents since the organisation was founded in 1993 in Switzerland. 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.

It is thanks to our 30-year legacy, symbol of the Knotted Gun, innovative methods, and a growing community of change advocates like you that we can shape a more peaceful and non-violent world.

We are a non-profit based in Geneva, Switzerland, but operating globally, which means you can join us wherever you are.

For more information about us and our initiatives please visit or contact us at

The Non-Violence Project Foundation
Avenue Louis Casaï 18
1209 Geneva