Issue 1: 'Language as Violence, Violence as Language'
Exposure to violence is increasing worldwide. Young people are often the ones most affected by it. Violence is not only an action or a practice. There are many dimensions to violence. It is a perception. It is an expression. A way to be seen or heard. A form of domination. A mode of discrimination. A lack, absence or decline of communication. All these dimensions are interdependent: violence is a process that prevents young people from developing their full potential as it impacts negatively on development. Violence is a social, economical, cultural and political issue, instilled in language when it acts as a map that mediates and educates reality through everyday communications.
Within this context, TakingITGlobal in partnership with UNESCO is producing a special issue of TIG Magazine on "Language as Violence, Violence as Language".
Throughout the past months images have been gathered globally, online, and locally, thanks to the support of the Salesforce.com Foundation, and together with partners in:
The goal of the publication is to spotlight the manifold forms of violence that young people encounter, perceive, and express in their daily social environment with the ultimate aim of actively exploring and developing 'alternative languages to violence.' Thus, to shed some light on the multiple dimensions of the causes, contents, nature, and consequences of violence(s) and contribute to intercultural understanding between peoples of different races, cultures, ethnicities, gender and backgrounds.
Thanks to the support of the Salesforce.com Foundation, a range of further initiatives around "Language as Violence, Violence as Language" have been made possible, information on these can be found here: Language as Violence, Violence as Language Page.
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