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Inspiring Quotes
  “ The twentieth century will be remembered as a century marked by violence….. Less visible, but even more widespread, is the legacy of day-to-day, individual suffering. It is the pain of children who are abused by people who should protect them, women injured or humiliated by violent partners, elderly persons maltreated by their caregiver, youths who are bullied by other youths, and people of all ages who inflict violence on themselves….. No country, no city, no community is immune. But neither are we powerless against it…… Violence can be prevented….. We owe it to our children – the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free from violence and fear. In order to insure this, we must be tireless in our efforts not only to attain peace, justice and prosperity for country, but also for communities and members of the same family. We must address the roots of violence. Only then will we transform the past century’s legacy from a crushing burden into a cautionary lesson.”
  Nelson Mandela, In his forward to the World Report on
Violence and Health, 2002
  “People who are not born with performed repertoires of
aggressive behaviors; they must learn them in one way
or another.”
  Bandura, 1973:61
  If we are going to stop violence in our society, in our schools
and on our streets, we first need to stop the violence in
our homes…”
  Erin Gray, actress
  No peace in the world without peace in the nations
No peace in the nations without peace in the town
No peace in the town without peace in the home
No peace in the home without peace in the heart
  Tao Te Ching
  It takes a community to end the violence
  Stop Abuse in Families, St. Albert, Alberta