Congratulations to the women of the Alternatives to Violence Project in Odessa, Ukraine on Women’s Day!
On Saturday and Sunday, I saw again how important is this work you do. I was grateful to be one among you. This has been and is a time of violence in our world (especially in Ukraine). Peace, justice, understanding and non-violence changes hearts and minds.
I am proud to know you and have your wisdom in the work of This Child Here.
You create the place where hope begins for a better and more peaceful Ukraine and world.
Robert Gamble, March 8, 2016
(AVP is a voluntary organization that offers programs to strengthen self-esteem, build trust and teach non-violent solutions in times and places of conflict. In Ukraine, a large percentage of AVP volunteers are women. Most of the staff people who work for This Child Here are members of AVP Odessa)