Author Archives: The Conflict Toolbox

Suicide Prevention – We can all contribute

There is something that we can all do right now to help prevent further suicides, and to support people going through depression (as well as reducing violence generally). It doesn’t cost anything, and every single one of us can contribute … Continue reading

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Literacy in prisons – breaking the cycle with picture books

This is a 5-minute video about the NZ Howard League for Penal Reform’s Literacy programme in prisons. It’s an organisation I support that is doing wonderful work to help the 50% of inmates in NZ prisons who are illiterate, so … Continue reading

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Mindblowing film ‘Beyond Right and Wrong’ about the power of dialogue

“In Beyond Right & Wrong, a woman who survived the death of her five children wonders if she can forgive the man who killed them. A victim’s daughter strikes up an unusual friendship with the bomber who killed her father. … Continue reading

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Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue

Jackson Katz calls on us all (especially men) to stop being bystanders and become leaders of change when it comes to violence against women.  Personally I would like to see us do this when it comes to violence of any … Continue reading

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Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave – Leslie Morgan Steiner tells her own chilling tale of abuse in what she calls ‘Crazy Love’. Note the various stages of relationship: Seduce and charm; Isolate; Introduce the threat of violence; Regular abuse. … Continue reading

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As inequality rises, so too will conflict

Inequality is increasing rapidly in many countries around the world.  The video below provides a better understanding of inequality in New Zealand (a good number of the graphics include other countries, such as USA and parts of Europe). Journalist Max Rashbrooke explains what happened to … Continue reading

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Is Smacking Okay? – TED talk by Robbyn Peters Bennett

If you ever wondered whether smacking children is okay, take a look at this TED talk from Robbyn Peters Bennett, which details some of the longer-term effects.  Thought-provoking, moving, inspirational, and hopeful, Robbyn uses her own personal experiences to push … Continue reading

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