On the Bridging Divides map, the organizations represented are connected to one of four groups – Bridge Alliance, the #ListenFirst Coalition, National Center for Dialogue and Deliberation, and Peace Direct.
In many cases, the national headquarters signed up with one of these four groups. In a few cases, a local chapter of national organization joined one of the 4 groups individually.
In both cases, we expanded geographic coverage to include associated, local and regional programs, staff, and long-term volunteers. We make a special note if the expansion was from one local chapter, rather than the headquarters, and those groups are tagged as "BDI expansion from Network" to clearly note they are not a member of the other networks. If you are represented and would like to be removed, please contact [email protected].
There are more networks and a range of people and organizations not connected to a national network that are vital resources in peacebuilding, in addressing political violence, and in responding to it. The map does not currently represent the breadth of social justice organizations, networks of Government officials committed to reconciliation (except as they are connected to a national program), security personnel (such as local police & sheriffs explicitly working on de-escalation), election programs and staff, journalists and a broader swath of non-governmental organizations and local leaders. In an expanded version of this map, these would all be valuable datasets. If you have a dataset you would like to share, please contact [email protected].