Society, Culture and Peace: Tools

Posted on April 27, 2014

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Resources for Society, Culture and Peace: Tools


  1. Mindful Travel & Tourism Education Programme run by Local Futures, Ladakh. Recognizing that tourism is a powerful agent of change, they make great efforts to reach out to visitors to invite them to participate in solutions at every level: from cultural awareness, to ecologically sensitive behavior, to supporting alternatives both in Ladakh and in their own home communities. (checked on 11 Jul. 2018)

  2. Practical Guide to Transformative Change Making (TCM) introduces a new method to create the societal buy-in needed to tackle such transformation crises.  FES India has developed a Practical Guide for Transformative Change Making, which is meant to give practitioners an easy to use introduction into the method. (checked on 4 Apr. 2017)

  3. The manual Our Rights, Our Safety: Resources for Women Human Rights Defenders (English Translation) published by Jass serves as a tool to help people reflect on how defending human rights can affect women’s security and well-being and why it is important to develop both individual and collective protection measures. It also helps people bridge the gap between international mechanisms and grassroots communities, and create more effective strategies. (checked on 16 Mar. 2020)

  4. Nyaaya is a legal portal designed to make laws accessible, simple and coherent. (checked on 6 Apr. 2018)

  5. As the use of GDP to measure development gets increasingly questioned, there is a search for alternative ways to assess and evaluate well-being. This is one approach promoted through the United Nations University networks. Contact: Suneetha M.S., subramanian@unu.edu, Suneetha. M.S and Balakrishna Pisupati, 2009, UNU-IAS and UNEP, Yokohama. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015) See Community wellbeing Overview Presentation and Community wellbeing indicator assessment form.

  6. Do indigenous groups need rules for researchers?  by Isa Viegelmann. The !Xun, Khwe, and !Khomani group leaders, who represent around 8,000 people in South Africa, have come up with a set of ethical guidelines for researchers to follow. (checked on 5 Apr. 2017)

  7. Healthcheck - how is our Transition Group doing? is a tool offered by Transition Network to evaluate performance of a Transition Group. (checked on 2 Feb. 2018)

  8. The Utah Resilience Map is a community-based mapping project. They are together collecting a database of all things related to “resilience” in Salt Lake City: community gardens, innovative hubs, environmental and social justice groups, collectives, alternative media outlets, the list goes on! (checked on 2 Aug. 2018)



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