Preventing Violence

The Hunger Project makes it a top priority to help curb violence in all forms throughout the communities where we are affiliated. This is accomplished through workshops, education, and training sessions across all sectors of society via: 

  • Programs to halt gender-based violence
  • Educational campaigns on human rights and safety securities
  • Social harmony and citizenship workshops
  • Peace-building/Peace-keeping Ambassador training sessions
  • Negotiation of “Peace Treaties” – Codes of Conduct at the Upazila level signed by all major political parties swearing to resolve disputes peaceful and work together to halt extremist violence.

Details of our Peace-Building Strategy and its Impact

Analysis of the horribly violent election cycle of 2014 revealed an interesting fact — political violence did not take place in communities mobilized by The Hunger Project. In partnership with the International Fund for Electoral Systems (IFES) pioneered a program known now as PAVE: People Against Violence Everywhere.

Recent Peace Building News Items

  • The Peace Ambassador #3

    October 2013 Newsletter of our peace-building work in Bangladesh The Hunger Project-Bangladesh in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) launched the People Against Violence in Elections (PAVE) program in 2015, empowering a group of individuals from political parties and the civil society as Peace Ambassadors and members of Peace Pressure Groups (PPGs). It was launched with the support from U.S. Agency […]


  • The Peace Ambassador #2

    July 2018 Newsletter of our peace-building work in Bangladesh The Hunger Project-Bangladesh launched the People Against Violence in Elections (PAVE) program in 2015, empowering a group of individuals from political parties and the civil society as members of Peace Pressure Groups (PPGs) and Peace Ambassadors. It was launched with the support from U.S. Agency for International […]


  • Reconciliation and a New Beginning in Nasirnagar

    October 30 2016, a Facebook post falsely accused a member of the Hindu community of defaming Islam in Nasirnagar upazila at Brahmanbaria. Vandalism and a series of attacks were carried out by religious fanatics and other miscreants in 15 temples and 300 homes in Hindu communities. There was widespread looting of valuables and burning of […]