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Community Based Security and Citizens Rights

  • Peace & Sports

    Peace & Sports

    This peace programme in the borderlands of South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya uses sports to bring together rivalling groups and break the cycle of violence.

    Community Based Security and Citizens Rights Africa
  • IRIN News Maoocher Deghati

    Lebanon

    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
  • Syria

    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
  • 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
  • Iraq

    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
  • 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
  • Palestine and Israel

    Israel and Palestine

    PAX has worked in Israel and Palestine since the late 1990s. Therefore, PAX has a strong network among Israeli and Palestinian activists and organisations that share the same goals: the protection of human rights, an end to the occupation of the territories that Israel has held since 1967, and a viable and just peace in the region grounded in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL). PAX supports local partners in building resilient communities, promoting human security and equality in the political, cultural and social domain, and in fighting the injustices resulting from the protracted occupation.

    Community Based Security and Citizens Rights Middle East
  • The Activist Hive

    The Activist Hive

    The Activist Hive brings together knowledge and experiences of activists from different parts of the world who are working for peaceful and just societies. We developed several tools to empower activists and strengthen their capacities in strategy development, effective action and storytelling.

    Community Based Security and Citizens Rights Middle East, The Netherlands
  • 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
  • Women against violence

    Women against Violence

    In Iraq, peace organisation PAX gave special attention to women in an effort to increase community security. Through this programme, we worked with local partners on several projects. Our objective was to enable women to help organize their own and others’ safety. This programme took place from October 2013 until December 2016.

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