In our project locations in India and Nepal
the population experiences violence on a daily basis. Be it
in their own families, among acquaintances
or by the village community. The violent conflicts usually arise due to caste
caste, tradition, religion, terrorism, poverty and lack of education.
education. Those who suffer most often include
destitute families, children and women.
In 2013, Hope is life for the first time used the Nonviolent Communication
according to Marshall B. Rosenberg. First we started
started teaching students of the Karuna Shanti College in Odisha in Nonviolent
Nonviolent Communication. The students learn the communication model
in order to have a tool that they can use in their village and in the family in the efforts to live together peacefully.
Since it is not only the youth who suffer from the violent environment, but
but also children, women and men, Hope is life spreads Nonviolent Communication also in other institutions, different villages and in its own

The Project

At the beginning of the project, Hope is
life taught Nonviolent Communication exclusively to the students of the Karuna Shanti
College in Orissa/Odisha India. They used the communication model to solve disputes within their own family
in their own family or other families in the
families in the village and to look for constructive
solutions. Likewise, the
Nonviolent Communication gives them the opportunity
to come to terms with themselves.
Today, a teacher teaches Nonviolent
Communication to the students of Karuna
Shanti College. He is supported and accompanied by Hope is life
supports and accompanies him. In the meantime the whole team of Hope is life
India and Hope is life Nepal is trained in Nonviolent Communication. In all our projects the communication
the communication model. In our
women’s project, the women learn to communicate their
their own needs and strengthen their self-confidence. In our Kids Cares in India
and Nepal, we teach children to talk about their feelings and needs
about their feelings and needs and to look for appropriate
for suitable solutions/strategies in case of conflicts. With
this communication model, we also work
successfully on the issue of gender-based violence
violence between men and women. As many people as possible in our project regions should be allowed to get to know Nonviolent Communication, so that peace can return to many families. For this reason
we also offer workshops in schools, social institutions and youth work.

Project goals

1. Disseminate Nonviolent Communication in conflict-ridden areas.
Nonviolent Communication is taught in the form of workshops in regions with major
with major incidents of violence. Our target groups are women’s groups, village communities, families, schools, youth work, social institutions, etc.

2. Teach the whole Hope is life team in Nonviolent Communication
and ensure sustainability
In regular intervals the whole Hope is life team India and Nepal will be trained in the
will be trained in the communication model. The team members take part in
internal as well as external trainings. The team learns to break through their own violent patterns and to distance themselves from them. 3.

3. The communication model is implemented in the projects in a meaningful way
Nonviolent communication is used by the team in the projects of Hope
is life in a meaningful and sustainable way. Incidents of violence are addressed and dealt with, gender-specific violence is discussed and solutions are sought.

«Es sollen möglichst viele Menschen in unseren Projektregionen die Gewaltfreie Kommunikation kennenlernen dürfen, so dass in vielen Familien Frieden einkehren darf.»