We operate in 14 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, (South-)Eastern Europe and Eurasia. We start up and support local peace initiatives and mobilise moral, political and financial support for these in our own society.
In Europe, PAX works with local partners on inter-group dialogue, strengthening local governance, and memorialization. In all programmes, we combine community work with lobby and advocacy. We work in the following countries: Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (with a focus on Srebrenica) and Ukraine. We also have a regional program in the Western Balkans, specifically on Dealing With the Past.
In Africa, peace organisation PAX works in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the borderlands with Uganda and Kenya. Our programmes in Africa focus on encouraging dialogue between ethnic groups, and between citizens and their governments.
PAX has been working in the Middle East since the 1990s. Since 2000, its focus has been on local civil society and individual activists who can play a role in social and political changes in the region.
In Colombia PAX works on peace and security. We also call for democratic participation by all layers of the Colombian population in deciding about matters that affect them, such as the arrival of mining companies
In the Netherlands, peace organisation PAX works on peace and security. We involve citizens in our native land in our work in areas in conflict by setting up a series of campaigns in the Netherlands, the high point being the annual peace week. In addition, we endeavour to exercise influence on political policy.