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Programmes

  • The EU as a Peace Project

    Europe as a Peace Project

    The search for a truly citizen-centered Europe can only be a joint efforts of many: the EU bodies, the EU member states, but also civil society organisations, local governments and local citizens’ initiatives can and must contribute.

    Europe
  • Regional Western Balkans

    From 2015 onwards, PAX decided to develop a specific program focusing on Dealing With the Past in the Western Balkan region (Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia), to better facilitate cooperation between local civil society initiatives on memorialization. We also carry out research on this topic, try to link up these initiatives to national and international lobby agendas.

    Dealing with the Past Europe
  • Srebrenica commemoration, juli 11, 2012, Potocari

    Bosnia and Herzegovina (Srebrenica)

    Peace organization PAX supports the survivors of the Srebrenica massacre and the next of kin of those who perished. It supports their campaigns for truth and justice, and organizes commemorations and stimulates dialogue between Dutch battalion members and Srebrenica widows, to increase feelings of recognition, foster mutual understanding and to help to deal with traumas on all sides. The Potocari Memorial Center is an important partner in all this work.

    Dealing with the Past, Gender, Peace & Security Europe
  • Mitrovica

    Kosovo

    PAX works to involve citizens from all of Kosovo’s communities in the local, national, and international policymaking processes that affect their lives. PAX strives to bring citizens together to address challenges of common interest, such as poor governance, weak rule of law, and the unresolved legacy of violent conflict.

    Dealing with the Past, Local Governance and Peacebuilding, Community Based Security and Citizens Rights Europe
  • Incendiary Weapons

    Incendiary weapons produce heat and fire through the chemical reaction of a flammable substance. They cause terrible burn wounds and damage to civilians and civilian objects, often leading to long term harm and psychological trauma.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Gender Pilot Ukraine

    Gender Pilot Ukraine 2018

    In 2017, PAX’s Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) team established a Gender Pilot Fund to encourage PAX country programmes to implement actions that underpin, boost, and further develop PAX’s focus on gender. The aim was to generate lessons and insights to deepen conceptual and practical awareness of gender-related issues across the organisation and to increase the gender-sensitivity of the different programmes.

    Gender, Peace & Security Europe
  • Peace from Below: Women Peace Tables in Bentiu, South Sudan

    Peace from Below: Women Peace Tables in Bentiu, South Sudan

    Women led local dialogue groups, known as peace tables, in Bentiu work together and facilitate dialogues to bring the Nuer community together and improve relations between those living in the Protection of Civilians site and those living in town.

    Gender, Peace & Security Africa
  • DRC

    Restoring trust between state and society in DR Congo

    PAX seeks to improve the security and stability in Ituri (northeastern DRC), by addressing the root causes of conflict and by restoring trust between the local population and the Provincial government. Consortium partners IOM, VNG International and Cordaid support different local authorities, while PAX strengthens local peace- and security committees.

    Community Based Security and Citizens Rights Africa
  • engendering

    Engendering the Transition to Peace and Security in Iraq

    This programme aims to contribute to structural change of gender norms, laws and institutions, promoting equal rights and justice and reconciliation processes in Iraq.

    Gender, Peace & Security Middle East
  • Women against violence

    Women against Violence

    In Iraq, peace organisation PAX gives special attention to women in its effort to increase community security. Through this programma, we worked with local partners on several projects. Our objective is to enable women to help organize their own and others safety.

    Gender, Peace & Security, Community Based Security and Citizens Rights Middle East