Media Impacting Conflict Transformation (MICT): From Local Action to Cross-border and Global Outreach – New project!

 The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace (AI) and Israel Social Television (ISTV), has launged the first year of  the new joint project on “Peace Journalism”. The project will be implemented over three years 2018-2020′ and is funded by the European Union.  The goal of the project is to train a large cadre of young Israeli media persons as peace journalists and opinion formers, committed to conflict transformation. The training will provide knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and effective conflict resolution strategies. Participants will get practical tools for working in the field.  They will be required to produce articles in the various media platforms (video, radio, press and more), with the professional support of the ISTV staff.

Entering the Arena: Empowering Bedouin Women to Become Decision-Makers

Adam Institute together with Amerat of the Desert, a local Bedouin Women NGO aimed to create a non-partisan cadre of qualified Bedouin women involved in local politics in preparation for the 2018 local councils election.

89 Bedouin women participated in 5 training groups in Rahat, Arara, Segev Shalom, Ksseifa and AlSaid. The trainings aimed at promoting women political leadership and increasing acceptance and support for women’s involvement in local politics and their inclusion on local lists. 400 Bedouin women from different towns participated in discussion groups and parlor meetings organized and led by the women who had participated in the training, before the local elections. In addition, 1200 Bedouin high school students, both boys and girls were exposed to the importance of women’s active involvement in democratic elections, both as voters and as candidates.

In a summation Round-table discussion with representatives of Civil Society Organizations and Bedouin towns, the absence of women candidates from all the lists running for the Bedouin local councils in the 2018 elections was analyzed.  The participants agreed that there is a need for a broad and thorough education plan for boys and girls, women and men of all ages in the Bedouin society, so as to create change in the 2023 elections.

The program is funded by MEPI (U.S Middle East Partnership Initiative).


building_future_thumbWomen Bringing Peacebuilding the foundation for full participation of women in pursuing peace

As Israeli women, mothers, spouses and members of the workforce, we are affected daily by the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, yet we are excluded from attempts towards finding solutions to the conflict.  All of us are absent from the public debate on peace, regardless of religion, race, worldview, or political party affiliation.

The goal of the “Building a Shared Future” program is to empower Israeli Jewish and Arab women to become actively involved in decision-making on peace and security issues and to promote the implementation of UNSCR 1325.

The program is a cooperation between “Itach – Women Lawyers for Social Justice“, “Women Wage Peace” movement and the “Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace“.

 First seminar photos | Seminar photos

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“Words Matter” is a two-year (2015-2017) comprehensive educational action aimed at preventing hate speech and incitement, and promoting Freedom of Expression. It is a joint project of The Adam Institute and ACRI (The Association for Civil Rights in Israel). The action is structured to target diverse sectors of Israeli society, Jewish and Arab, alike. Operating top-down it engages policy makers in the political and educational arenas. Operating bottom-up, it trains and empowers educators and student peer-leaders, and provides educational programs for middle and high school students.

The Adam and the ACRI began implementing the program in high schools. The Annual Opening Conference was held on 22 December 2015 at the University of Haifa and dealt with: the freedom of expression to incite racial education system.

The First Student Peer-Leader Activism Seminar will take place on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:30-15:30, Ramat Efal. The seminar’s goal is to provide the students with practical tools to initiate school or community activities to protect Freedom of Expression and prevent incitement and racial incitement in the public sphere.

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This project is funded by the European Union


Betzavta, a unique method of education for democracy, was developed by Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman, the Academic Director of Adam Institute. Its basic manual, first published in Hebrew in 1988 (and later also in English, Arabic, German, Polish and other languages), has been taught and implemented by Adam staff for over 25 years, and is currently being taught and implemented by many organizations across Europe and the rest of the world. Throughout the years, Dr. Maroshek-Klarman, in collaboration with Adam staff, has expanded the basic concepts in several directions and adapted the methodology to current times. These expansions include educational programs such as There Is No Single Democracy (recently available in German), ABC in Democracy (for younger ages, also available in German), Civic Calendar, and more, as well as exploration of additional themes such as multiculturalism, feminism, sustainability, civic society, democratization of the education system, and democracy in the age of internet and globalization. Learn more.

For information about basic Betzavta training course, Click here.