Fighting for peace

Since then, he has amassed countless medals and trophies and has become one the leading boxers in the country. Boxing helped me a lot and now I do everything I can to help the young people that come to me. Members of the movement strategically deployed their combined military—peace activist identities to attract media attention, assert their authority about the military and war, and challenge dominant pro-war sentiment.

Leitz also deepens our understanding of emotion work and why it is essential to the construction of a collective identity among movement participants. This is the reality of Rio de Janeiro and its favelas. I came to realise that by taking revenge it would make it even worse.

Not just for me but also for my community.

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This was 14 years ago. The firearms mortality rate for teenagers aged is only matched in a war zone. But life is nothing but surprises: things we can barely imagine end up happening in the places we live," says Roberto.

Photos of the movement participants and their experiences only enhance the ethnography. Youth Leadership Development of youth leaders via Youth Councils who represent the organisation externally and liaise with staff on strategy and programme development.

Fighting for peace

And after all he has been through, it is hard not to reflect back to the decision he made all those years ago: the decision to fight for peace, not revenge. Not by carrying a gun or being a thief, but by doing something good. By emphasizing the human costs of war, activists hoped to mobilize American citizens and leaders who were detached from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, bring the wars to an end, and build up programs to take care of returning veterans and their families. Lisa Leitz has effectively built on classic articles and books in social movement studies to tell a new story: that of the particular experiences of veterans and their families who choose to break the bonds of military silence. Members of the movement strategically deployed their combined military—peace activist identities to attract media attention, assert their authority about the military and war, and challenge dominant pro-war sentiment. Take a look where we work Stay Connected. The project would prove to be instrumental in helping to support the young Brazilian through this difficult time. The Five Pillars are integrated throughout all projects and activities offered by Fight for Peace. Add your name and email address to confirm that you would like us to keep you informed about the work we do, our events and fundraising. This was 14 years ago. Not just for me but also for my community. The firearms mortality rate for teenagers aged is only matched in a war zone. Ann Wright, co-author of DISSENT: Voices of Conscience Leitz has put together a credible book detailing a movement that works on behalf of the needs of war veterans in Afghanistan and Iraq, and has shifted its own emphasis to speaking out against future wars. I even thought about taking justice into my own hands.

Its aim was to engage at-risk young people within the community through boxing and martial arts, offering them real alternatives to crime.

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