IoNV values working with and supporting likeminded professionals and individuals in pursuing our vision to create a world where non-violence is the social norm. Through our collaborations, we seek innovative, creative and engaging ways to bring important conversations to you and the general public. Our intention is to create diverse platforms for talking about social issues and types of violence that impact generations of people through complex trauma. The more we speak about these matters, the more we learn and the closer we get to being non-violent.
A LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER
By Luka Lesson
The Institute of non-violence commissioned poet and rapper Luka Lesson to create a poetry video titled: ‘Letter To My Daughter’.
With music by Sydney Conservatorium Composer James Humberstone and a video shot and edited in Luka’s ancestral home of Rhodes, Greece, the poem is an ode to women, a critique of unhealthy expressions of masculinity and a hopeful prayer for the future.
The poem and video premiered on Luka Lesson’s and Institute of non-violence’s Facebook pages at 8pm on November 25th, 2020, marking the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls and the official launch of IoNV.
The video is available to share via Facebook or YouTube.
By Luka Lesson
Poet and rapper Luka Lesson and Institute of non-violence have teamed up again to deliver a second poem and video: ‘Stereo. Type.’
The visuals for the poem premiered on Monday 22 March 2021, marking the International Day to End Racial Discrimination and National Harmony Week in Australia.
The video is available for viewing and sharing on Facebook and YouTube.
“See I don’t care about your lyrics
I mostly care about your spirit
our words are just vessels
to help our souls grow coherent”
These words written and spoken by Luka align with our objectives, our mission and our values. We share Luka’s frustration around racism that is fueled by mainstream media and society without any responsibility or accountability for its impact on its target communities.
IoNV invites you to keep this conversation going, be #anti-racist every day and speak out against all types of racial violence.
WHY WE CAN’T END MEN’S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WITHOUT COMMUNITY-LED APPROACHES
In partnership with White Ribbon Australia
We know that men’s violence against women isn’t unique to any community, but the solutions are. We believe self-determination and community-led prevention driven at the grassroots is essential in bringing about change at a local level.
On Thursday 26 August 2021, we partnered with White Ribbon Australia to present a conversation with community leaders and expert change makers to learn how you can play a part in creating a future where women and children are free from all forms of men’s violence and abuse.
Facilitated by White Ribbon Australia’s Executive Director Brad Chilcott and Institute of non-violence (IoNV) CEO and Founder, Hala Abdelnour, this webinar presented an incredible opportunity to critically discuss the concepts of self-determination and community-led approaches within a shared mission to end men’s violence.