Games, Guides & Resource Kits
A Force More Powerful is the first and only COMPUTER GAME to teach the waging of conflict using nonviolent methods. It is the only PC game about nonviolent struggle available today. AFMP puts the player directly into the role of planner for a nonviolent movement seeking social change – a role that is challenging, demanding, and sometimes even dangerous. Destined for use by activists and leaders of nonviolent resistance and opposition movements, the game will also educate the media and general public on the potential of nonviolent action and serve as a simulation tool for academic studies of nonviolent resistance. For more information go to http://www.afmpgame.com
Climate Change Connections - Gender & Population, a comprehensive RESOURCE KIT from UNFPA and WEDO, focuses on gender, population and climate change. It shows how gender equality can reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts and how women are uniquely positioned to help curb the harmful consequences of a changing climate. http://www.wedo.org/act/climate-change-toolkit/climate-change-connections
The Earth Charter Community Action Tool (EarthCAT) is an ACTION TOOL designed for use by communities interested in developing sustainability programs. Using the Earth Charter values as a guide, it provides communities with a framework that allows them to identify their priorities and preferred approaches to working towards a sustainable future. Complimentary to EarthCAT is Taking Action: A Workbook for Sustainable Communities. To download the EarthCAT complementary workbook visit the EarthCAT website www.earthcat.org
Reflective Peacebuilding: A Planning, Monitoring and Learning Toolkit (John Paul Lederach, Reina Neufeldt, & Hal Culbertson) is a TOOLKIT designed to improve peacebuilders' abilities to learn before, during and after interventions in unpredictable conflict contexts. The tools were devised by practitioners and scholar-practitioners for use at the community level. Electronic copies of the toolkit are available online at http://kroc.nd.edu/ and http://www.crs.org/publications/peacebuilding.cfm
For the Sake of the Children, Peacebuilding STORYTELLING GUIDE (Anne Mason) addresses the following questions:
• how do we nurture belief in the possibility of a peaceful world in our children?
• how do we counteract the picture of violence and suffering offered daily by the mass media?
It is available free and may be downloaded from http://www.tlpeace.org.au/peace-building_guide.htm
The Road to Peace: A TEACHING GUIDE on Local and Global Transitional Justice introduces students to the concept of transitional justice through (1) lessons on the root causes and costs of war and conflict (2) Overview of transitional justice mechanisms; (3) mock war crimes tribunal and mock truth commission role plays; (4) case studies ; (5) investigative tools to study the need for transitional justice in the U.S and other useful resources. Appropriate for 9th grade through adult learners, it is available free and may be downloaded from http://discoverhumanrights.org