"Shiva's campaign to save seed varieties is one reason she will receive the Sydney Peace Prize on Thursday. The jury recognised her "courageous leadership of movements for social justice - the empowerment of women in developing countries, advocacy of the human rights of small farming communities and for her scientific analysis of environmental sustainability".
about the center
The purpose of the Center for Nonviolence & Democratic Education (CNDE) is to understand and educate, locally and globally, for a nonviolent, democratic, peaceful, ecologically sustainable, and just society. CNDE provides an interdisciplinary forum for the study of nonviolence and democratic education, within which a number of research initiatives are being undertaken, as well as curriculum development and the organization of seminars, symposia, discussion groups, etc. CNDE is an expression of The University of Toledo’s mission to “improve the human condition” through research and education.