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About us

 

The Association For Nonviolent Communication (Društvo za nenasilno komunikacijo)is a non-governmental, non-profit and humanitarian organization dedicated to prevention and reduction of violence and its consequences.

 

We believe that violence is a social and public health problem and it should never be considered a private home matter. We strive for an integrated solution to the problem of violence and therefore want to prevent violence and mitigate its consequences with programs for all individuals who experience it. Furthermore, we organize preventive and educational activities to raise awareness of the occurrences of violence to the professional community and general public. We consider it very important to cooperate with other institutions and organizations, on state and European level, as violence is a problem that requires integrative and systematic approach.


Our main objectives are:

  • To reduce society’s tolerance of violence.
  • To help those who commit violence to change their behaviour.
  • To help those who experience violence.

The Association For Nonviolent Communication  was founded in 1996 when it was the first non-governmental organization in Slovenia with programs for victims of violence as well as for perpetrators of violence. We strive for an integrated solution to the problem of violence, which means that we want to prevent violence and to mitigate its consequences with programs for those who experience violence. Furthermore, we organize preventive and educational activities to raise awareness of the occurrences of violence to the professional community and general public.


The Association For Nonviolent Communication had been a member of the Expert Council on Violence against Women at the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs up until 2005. Since 2005 we have been members of the Expert Council on Violence in the Family at the same Ministry. We also cooperate with other groups that deal with improving government legislation and offer services in the field of violence prevention.


Since the organization's beginning there have been many changes in the field of violence prevention. Society has become more aware of violence, new organizations have been formed. People notice and detect violence quicker and they themselves feel that new forms of help are needed for victims and perpetrators. On the other hand, an increasing number of such organizations shows that many people are in need for help. It is good to know that there is a wide range of programs to choose from when searching for help.

The Association For Nonviolent Communication tries to adapt its methods of work to the needs of its users. For this reason we are constantly organizing new projects, new ways of cooperation with other organizations and new actions.

The projects of the Association For Nonviolent Communication are designed and carried out by employees and volunteers. We are all trained to work in the filed of violence and also continue to receive up to date education on the topic.

Basic principles of the Association For Nonviolent Communication
 
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