Raising awareness/

Cities for peace


Our vision is to connect the people of the world with one of the most recognized symbols of non-violence and peace – the gun with the knotted barrel.

We estimate that almost a billion people have seen the sculpture by now, and that some 100 million new people see it for the first time every year. Today it is placed at 30 prestigious locations around the world.

We are offering this strong peace symbol to cities around the world, yours as well. By placing the bronze sculpture in your city center or staging a Non-Violence exhibition, featuring replicas interpreted by our ambassadors, you communicate a strong non-violence message to your citizens. You will also, as a Non-violence City be connected with all other cities around the world that have the same vision of a more peaceful society.


A placement of a bronze sculpture will also include presence in our digital Cities for Peace Exhibition Tour on Google Earth, which makes it possible for you to market your city in connection with all of your social media activities.

For more information, please contact admin@nonviolence.com at The Non-Violence Project Foundation headquarters.


Some of the cities that has decided to make a statement for non-violence and peace:

New York, UN Headquarters, USA
Luxembourgh City, European Commission
Beijing, Peace Park, China
Malmoe, city center, Sweden
Caen, France
Lausanne, Olympic Park, Switzerland
Stockholm, Sergel Arcade, Sweden
Cape Town, Waterfront, South Africa
Berlin, Germany
Gothenburg, Avenyn, Sweden

The Non-Violence Project

The Non-Violence Project is a non-profit organization created in 1993 with the goal of preventing and reducing violence. The organization is headquartered in Switzerland and is active in many countries around the world. Its symbol, the Knotted Gun, is an international symbol of peace. 
To know more about the Foundation’s history click here

Our mission

Our mission is to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE and ENGAGE people to solve conflicts without resorting to any form of violence. Through education and awareness, we measure the impact of our programs and we have a specific focus on youth as we believe in the power of young people as changemakers. 
To know more about the Foundation’s mission click here

How you can support

There are many ways to support our work ! We rely on the generosity of our donors but we also welcome projects’ sponsoring, fundraising events, partnerships of all kinds and much more. 
To find how you or your organization can support the Foundation’s activities around the world, please click here


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The Non-Violence Project is a NPO with special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).