Re: Address social roots of gun violence

To The Early Child Development Community with The Drum Beat network

Re: Address social roots of gun violence

Hi and best wishes.

I wanted to send you a link on a recent op ed publication by Gary Slutkin and Michael Feigelson (Michael works with CI partnering organisation the Bernard van Leer Foundation - this article appeared in the BvLF Latest News links on Jan 21). It is an editorial in the US newspaper The Baltimore Sun and, in it, the authors recognise the work of Cure Violence, a national NGO that has been working in Baltimore since 2007. As stated in the editorial "... these activities create communities where a 7-year-old boy sees and learns that nonviolence can command respect.",0,5704016.story

As always, we at The Communication Initiative hope that this publication informs your work on children's rights and early childhood development. We will be sending a series of emails on Early Childhood Development in the next few weeks - you can comment through replying to this email. Please ask your colleagues to join our forum and ECD network by emailing

All the best, Julie

Julie Levy

The Communication Initiative