Here's a story about how members of the Changemakers community are preventing conflict through smart mediation tactics:
Mediation is like preventive medicine. It can stave off conflict and violence before it starts. Check out these Changemakers ideas for helping people find common ground through communication.
The Peace Foundation in New Zealand gets school students directly involved in being peacekeepers in the classroom and on the playground. Kids as young as five years old, the group has found, can be skilled mediators. In schools where The Peace Foundation operates, there is a 90% success rate in solving conflicts. The parties involved in the resolution even execute signed contracts, sealing their commitment to the agreement and to each other!
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