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What communities can do
Overview, see right hand column for more
Why it matters
Peace and community safety can be seen as an essential precondition of sustainable development.
Peace is a period of harmony between different social groups that is characterized by lack of violence or conflict behaviors, and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts at reconciliation, the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all. W
There is also perhaps an argument that peace also suggests prosperity in matters of environmental welfare and justice.
A neighborhood watch or neighbourhood watch, also called a crime watch or neighbourhood crime watch, is an organized group of civilians devoted to crime and vandalism prevention within a neighborhood. In other words, neighborhood watch is a crime prevention scheme under which civilians agree together to keep an eye on one another's properties, patrol the street, and report suspicious incidents to law enforcement agencies.
The aim of neighborhood watch includes educating residents of a community on security and safety and achieving safe and secure neighborhoods. However, when a criminal activity is suspected, members are encouraged to report to authorities, and not to intervene. W
Restorative practices is a social science that studies how to improve and repair relationships between people and communities. The purpose is to build healthy communities, increase social capital, decrease crime and antisocial behavior, repair harm and restore relationships. It ties together research in a variety of social science fields, including education, psychology, social work, criminology, sociology, organizational development and leadership. W
Apps for sustainability
World Peace Day: 17 inspirational quotes about peace, telegraph.co.uk
News and comment
Oct 3 Demagogues thrive by whipping up our fury. Here’s how to thwart them, George Monbiot 
November 16 - International Day for Tolerance W
October 2 - International Day of Non-Violence W
September 21 - International Day of Peace W
April 13 - Global Day of Action on Military Spending W