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May 4, 2016
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Thank You Carl Fredrik!

CARL FREDRIK REUTERSWÄRD, the artist and creator of the Non-Violence symbol, The Knotted Gun, has died, 81 years old.

Carl Fredrik was a fantastic person and one of Sweden’s most respected artists ever. The Knotted Gun has become one of the most well-known symbols for Peace and Non-Violence in the world and is also the symbol of the Non-Violence Project, NVP. We will continue to carry Carl Fredrik’s vision and this great symbol around the globe and always remember his inspiring personality and his support for our organization.

Foto: Drago Prvulovic/SCANPIX

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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. 
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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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