Non-violence movement in Iraq?

Democracy Digest reports that “The Iraqi nonviolence network La’Onf has been awarded the 2009 Rights & Democracy’s John Humphrey Award in appreciation of its work to promote peaceful and non-violent political alternatives for Iraqis.

“Formed in 2006, La’Onf is a network of 120 civil society groups from every region... The network ranges from human rights, student and women’s groups, to trade unions, humanitarian organizations and cultural associations. La’Onf is Arabic for ‘non-violence.’”