The first International Conference on Violence Prevention Education (VPEC) took place in February 2020 was the first of its kind.
The group of attendees and presenters included dozens of renowned experts in the fields of education, psychology, social work, and Empowerment Self Defense, representing Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and The Middle East.
In cooperation with the Israeli Ambassadors Club, diplomats and ambassadors were invited to attend in order to establish contacts, form international relations, and exchange knowledge of the innovative approaches to preventing violence that have emerged in recent decades.
The conference was produced by El HaLev, now officially an NGO with Consultative Status to the United Nations (ECOSOC), in partnership with ESD Global Inc.
All events took place at the El HaLev Violence Prevention Center in Jerusalem.
VPEC2020 provided me with invaluable skills and techniques that will allow me to address gender-based violence. I am equipped both with skills and knowledge to create change and reduce the violence and abuse that girls, women, and other vulnerable populations face in our society."
~ Obi Peter
VPEC2020 set an innovative standard for tackling the root conditions that allow violence to flourish.
VPEC2020 helped me realize the power of my own inner voice, which has influenced my approach to teaching violence prevention education.