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Honoring Betty A. Reardon (1929-2023)
The Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) and the International Insitute on Peace Education (IIPE) honor the legacy of Betty A. Reardon, pioneering and world-renowned feminist peace scholar and mother of the academic field of peace education. As co-founder of the GCPE and IIPE, Betty mentored and inspired thousands around the world. Her legacy carries on in the work of her many students and colleagues. This site is dedicated to keeping her memory and teachings alive.
About the Global Campaign
The Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) was launched at the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference in 1999. It is a non-formal, international organized network that promotes peace education among schools, families, and communities to transform the culture of violence into a culture of peace. The Campaign has two goals:
- To build public awareness and political support for the introduction of peace education into all spheres of education, including non-formal education, in all schools throughout the world.
- To promote the education of all teachers to teach for peace.
What can education concretely (and realistically) do to mitigate contemporary threats and foster lasting peace?
This white paper provides an overview of the role and potential of peace education for addressing contemporary and emergent global threats and challenges to peace. In doing so, it provides an overview of contemporary threats; outlines the foundations of an effective transformative approach to education; reviews the evidence of the effectiveness of these approaches; and explores how these insights and evidence might shape the future of the field of peace education.
Latest News, Research, Analysis & Resources
New issue of “In Factis Pax: Online Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice” now available (open access)
Mapping Peace Education
“Mapping Peace Education” is a global research initiative coordinated by the GCPE. It is an open-access, online resource for peace education researchers, donors, practitioners, and policy-makers who are looking for data on formal and non-formal peace education efforts in countries around the world to develop contextually relevant and evidence-based peace education to transform conflict, war, and violence.