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VPEC 2020


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. 



Fleur Hassan-Nahoum 

Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem

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Yotam Constantini

Chair of White Ribbon, Israel

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Lisa Bess Wishman

Director of the American Center Jerusalem

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        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

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Gentiana Susaj

VPEC2020 set an innovative standard for tackling the root conditions that allow violence to flourish. 

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Obi Peter

VPEC2020 brought out my innermost ability as a man to advocate more, fight more, and stand for women and girls now and always to address the gender-based violence and stereotypes women.


Dinta Suresh

VPEC2020 helped me realize the power of my own inner voice, which has influenced my approach to teaching violence prevention education.


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