Dignity Space

Dignity Space (DS) is a Ukrainian Centre for Nonviolent Communication and Reconciliation, which was established a Ukrainian nonprofit nongovernmental organization in Kyiv with a partnership network across Ukraine.

“Dignity Space” Ukrainian Centre for Nonviolent Communication and Reconciliation functions with the aim of facilitating development of the societal culture of dialogue by promoting techniques and skills of preventing and resolving conflicts at their various stages and at different levels of society, as well as helping confronting parties enter into dialogue in order to restore mutual understanding and create the basis for common development.

Dignity Space organizes educational activities featuring certified nonviolent communication (NVC) trainers, as well as professionals specializing in peaceful conflict resolution.

As at the beginning of 2018, "Dignity Space" has conducted full daytime non-violent communication training, such as emotional healing, reconciliation and/or peaceful resolution of conflicts for more than 2,000 people, as well as lectures and workshops on the basis of NGOs for more than 900 people.

The aforementioned workshops and trainings were conducted in Kyiv region (Kyiv, Petrivsk), Luhansk region (Starobilsk), Donetsk region (Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Avdiivka), Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odessa, Lviv region (Lviv, Drohobych, Briukhovychi), Ternopil region (Zarvanitsa), Ivano-Frankivsk region (Ivano-Frankivsk, Verkhovyna, Kryvorivnia), and Zakarpattia region (Rakhiv).

Moreover, more than 40 participants of the "Peace Engineers" School graduated in 2018. Their skills will be applied for the restoration of peace and mutual understanding in communities of all levels in eastern and southern Ukraine. Peace engineers will work locally in the regions and their main aims will be a) to support local communities in the process of restoring social ties after conflicts that occurred in the past; b) peaceful settlement of existing conflicts, and c) enforcing cooperation in order to prevent future crisis.

We deeply believe that the restoration, development, and preservation of peace in the community will become one of the driving forces that will ultimately lead to peace in the country.