AVP is a not for profit community organisation.
AVP is on the National Register of Harm Prevention Charities, therefore dontaions are tax deductible.
AVP-WA is part of a world-wide network of similar groups. The practical objective of AVP is to present experiential workshops. These workshops have been developed to provide people with an opportunity to work towards peace and diginity in an increasingly violent world. They are built upon the belief that people have the capacity to transfer hostility and destuctiveness into cooperation and community.
AVP-WA is an incoporated, not for profit and self funded educational instiuition. In its origins and philosophy it has ties to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) but it is not a religious organisation.
AVP-WA conducts workshops in prisons, schools and for the general community. In 2012 we held the regional gathering and ran a total of 46 workshops. We worked in three different prisons. AVP Kimberley conducts workshops in the local and outlying communities, the prison, and the high school. Several Muslim women have trained to be facilitators and hope to run workshops for their community and in the Muslim school. A series of Peace Leadership workshops organised with ASeTTS has resulted in the training of six enthusiastic facilitators who are ready to join teams in any of our workshops but also to work especially with refugee groups. Our Manual has been translated into several different languages to make this easier. Workshops are usually held over two full, or three shorter days and are led by a team of trained, voluntary facilitators. Some business groups organise workshops with us as professional development to help with such values as community building and self esteem as well as conflict resolution techniques.