Recommended Ways to Reduce Tensions and Prevent Violence

Conflict is a natural phenomenon that in itself is not destructive.  A conflict is also an opportunity to clarify misunderstandings, to make life together better, and should not be seen as something necessarily negative. It is important, however, that it be effectively addressed when it comes up. This is mainly done by understanding the problem, listening to the different actors, and then finding a way to avoid future clashes. What follows are five ways to approach conflict within your community.