non violence

  • Animal abuse

    Animal abuse

    To continue the series of articles, today we will address the theme of animal abuse.
    Too often encountered, animal abuse can be defined by all the actions that involve suffering,
    humiliation, physical or psychological pain of a pet or wild animal.

  • Non violence - sport


    Violence in sport is tolerated more than in other contexts, so we tell you everything you need to know to identify it and stop it.

    Violence in sport is a problem with a large "black number": its violent expressions often go unreported and unreported. In addition, there is a macho element that is unfortunately still very present in the sporting landscape. According to the report, 97% of those sanctioned for acts of violence in the sporting arena are men. Why does sport have such a high level of tolerance for violence? The report of a leading university shows that acts of violence are indeed tolerated, which in other contexts of society would not be tolerated at all.

    For Avendaño, a sociologist of great prestige in Venezuela, one of the keys lies in the fact that "as the public in sporting competitions move within much wider limits of permissibility, as they are motivated to achieve motivation and identification, as well as being in a game in which tensions between groups are about to explode, it would be no surprise if they often lose control, behaving in a way that causes injuries to other people and things around them". In other words, there is a special tolerance for violent behaviour in sport that does not exist in other social spheres, and which often stems from the feeling of "mass" and the anonymity it allows to commit it and get away with it.


  • Non violence Harassment

    What are the solutions to fight harassment in public and private places ?

    While the feeling of insecurity continues to grow in many countries, solutions are emerging to address
    these issues. In France, 86% of women reported in November 2018, for an Ifop opinion poll, that they had been victims
    of street harassment at least once in their lives.

    In addition, 74% of women have experienced at least one form of sexual assault or assault on public
    transit, places where women are not alone.

  • Violence against nature


    We can consider that when we talk about "violence" it only includes physical or psychological violence against people, but damaging nature, the world in which we live, is another type of violence that we do not refer to much but which is just as important since, as we all know, climate change is one of the biggest current problems. Therefore, the imminent degradation of nature can be defined as the process of deterioration suffered by the environment as a consequence of the depletion of its natural resources due to the overexploitation to which they are subjected, thus causing the destruction of ecosystems and their biodiversity.

  • Violence against people with disabilities


    Violence in general is one of the biggest problems in society, but in the case of people with disabilities this violence is increased. When we talk about disability, we refer to the condition under which certain people have some physical, intellectual or sensory impairment (among others) that, in the short or long term, affects the way they interact and participate fully in society.

  • Violence at school


    When we talk about violence at school or school violence, we understand it as intentionally harmful action between members of the educational community that takes place within the physical spaces of the school premises or in other spaces directly related to school (around the school or places where activities take place outside the school). Bullying in schools can take many forms, ranging from physical violence, sexual violence to psychological violence, and often results in acts of intimidation and repression. (Council of Europe, 2020). Bullying has been widely documented as one of the most widespread forms of school violence, affecting 1 in 3 young people. A report recently published by UNESCO reveals that more than 30% of pupils worldwide have been victims of bullying. (UNESCO, 2020).

  • Violence in advertising

    Violence in advertising

    I am sure that at some time you have seen some kind of violence in advertising, sometimes explicitly but mostly implicitly, so that we do not notice it directly. We live in a world that claims to abhor violence but unwittingly perpetrates it or allows it to be perpetrated on others.

    Advertising discourse is known to contribute to sexism and the reproduction of gender stereotypes. This article focuses on the symbolic violence that presents women's bodies as sexual objects in advertising texts used by Dolce & Gabbana in the newsletter it sent out, via the web, on a regular basis between 2016 and 2019. The methodology used was primarily qualitative, although some quantitative data were taken into account to better understand the structure of the corpus. Kress and Van Leeuwen's (2006) visual grammar was used to deconstruct the representational, interpersonal and compositional meanings of the texts. The results of the visual analysis show that women's bodies are used as advertising claims, which contribute to the reproduction of various forms of symbolic violence. Such results suggest the need to review the objectification of female bodies in advertising discourse.

  • Violence in religion


    We refer to religious violence with the concept that covers all phenomena in which religion, in any of its forms, is the subject or object of violent behaviour1 and includes violence motivated by religious precepts, texts or doctrines, including violence motivated by the religious aspects of the target of the violence.

    Religious violence tends to emphasise the symbolic aspect of the act and its actor may be individual or collective. Maurice Bloch highlights how religion and politics are two sides of the same coin.

    Without going into religious preferences, we can analyse some violent aspects of different religions: