“The UNESCO in 2005 stated that cultural diversity is of utmost importance for ‘the full realization human rights and fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other universally recognized instruments.”

Do you know why diversity is so important for peace?


Hello everyone!

Every year CISV focuses on one of its four content areas for peace education, giving us a chance look closer into all the dimensions each of these contents can offer. In 2017, we covered Human Rights, finding out that Human Rights is really everywhere! This year, we are jumping to Diversity, which opens a world of possibilities to discover! Are you ready?

Meet the team that will be working together through 2018 to come up with interesting content and materials to help CISVers around the world to engage in Diversity Education! We aim to spread the word on Diversity Education and to provide tools and inspiration for trainers, leaders, staffs, participants, Junior Branch, board members, and anyone else eager to learn with us! If you have any suggestions for the team, please send a message to diversity@cisv.org  

Gonzalo León (Mexico / Mexico city) 

IJB Educational Content Specialist
“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless” ― Jaime Paolinetti





Adriana Rodrigues (Brazil / Sao Paulo)

Diversity Campaign Team Coordinator and Americas Training and Quality Assurance Delivery Team Member

“Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same” ―Angelina Jolie



Luca Trotter (Italy / Bologna & The Netherlands) 
EMEA Educational Programmes Regional Delivery Team Member
(IPP/IC specialist)

“ I see your true colours shining through. True colors are beautiful Like a rainbow, so don’t be afraid to let them show  ― Cindy Lauper



Joanne Mary (France / Paris)

Educational Programmes Committee member (IJB Team representative)

“ Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. ”— Malcolm Forbes



Marte Gjerde, Angela Parra, Maia Gartland Hoff & Nathaly Triana (Norway/ Bergen & Colombia/ Bogotá)

Kompaz Team

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You” -Dr. Seuss





Melissa Lauwers (Belgium / Newcastle) 

International Office

Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences ― M.G

Coming up next:

What does Diversity mean? Why is Diversity one of CISV’s content area for peace education? Peace & Diversity – what do they have in common?

Stay tuned!


The Diversity Campaign team

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