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  • Supporting victims in Colombia

    Supporting Victims in Colombia

    In Colombia peace organisation PAX offers support to victims of the armed conflict and their families. In particular, we seek to increase the capacity of victims’ organisations from the Cesar, Cauca and Meta (Macarena) regions to push for the implementation of their rights. Furthermore, in the Cauca region PAX accompanies the reintegration of former (guerrilla) combatants from indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, who – after the signing of the Peace Agreement – are expected to return to their communities of origin.

    Dealing with the Past, Community Based Security and Citizens Rights Colombia
  • Iraq


    The PAX programme in Iraq aims to address root causes and patterns of conflict, with a particular focus on the lack of inclusive governance, the lack of inclusive transitional justice and the lack of inclusive human security. Cooperating closely with local civil society and peace-activists, PAX implements projects that seek to build trust between and within communities, facilitate dialogue between policy makers and citizens, promote inclusive citizenship, and enhance gender-sensitivity in the security sector.

    Local Governance and Peacebuilding, Community Based Security and Citizens Rights Middle East
  • Cerrejon mine

    Mining and conflict in Colombia

    Mining activities have been going on in conflict or high-risk areas leading to adverse impacts on human rights. In Colombia, PAX works together with local communities and victims' organizations in the Cesar department to address these impacts, improve the security situation and promote dialogue between different actors in the region.

    Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights Colombia
  • Women as Leaders & Political Participants in South Sudan

    Women as Leaders & Political Participants in South Sudan

    In South Sudan, peace organisation PAX works with several organisations to strengthen women's leadership skills and to raise their participation in political decision-making and in handling security issues. This programme's long-term objective is to make women's lives safer and to increase their influence on political decision-making.

    Gender, Peace & Security, Community Based Security and Citizens Rights Africa
  • Cluster munition in an olive grove

    Cluster Munitions

    Peace organisation PAX works to ban cluster munitions everywhere in the world. Our aim is to ensure strict compliance with the Convention on Cluster Munitions and call on states that have not yet done so to join the treaty. The convention categorically prohibits the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Drones

    Armed drones

    PAX is investigating the effect of deploying armed drones on the security of civilians.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Sudan & South Sudan

    South Sudan

    PAX has been working in South Sudan since 1994. Our focus is on reinforcing and improving citizen safety.

    Community Based Security and Citizens Rights Africa
  • Syria


    Peace organisation PAX supports the struggle of peaceful activists in Syria to create a democratic Syria in which Syrians of all religious and ethnic backgrounds can live in peace and equality.

    Community Based Security and Citizens Rights Middle East
  • IRIN News Maoocher Deghati


    In Lebanon, peace organisation PAX works with local partners on projects focussed on human rights and conflict resolution and on initiatives to mobilize young people for peace and direct peaceful action. Our partners lobby the Lebanese government to change laws and to respect human rights and activate young people for culture and peaceful activism. For instance, they call on the government to repeal legislation on different religious groups and to give Palestinian refugees more rights. On a grassroots level we work on building capacities of local young people from different backgrounds to use culture as a means to deal with violence, war and hatred.

    Community Based Security and Citizens Rights Middle East
  • Stop Explosive Investments

    Peace organisation PAX is one of the leading organisations in the national and international Stop Explosive Investment campaign. PAX and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) aim to stop investment in cluster munitions producers and call on financial institutions to put an end to these investments. We also call on states to install national legislation prohibiting investment in companies that produce cluster munitions.

    Humanitarian Disarmament